Semantic Interpretation of UN/EDIFACT Messages for Evaluating Inter-organizational Relationships

  • Worarat Krathu
  • Christian Pichler
  • Robert Engel
  • Marco Zapletal
  • Hannes Werthner
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35076-4_8

Volume 344 of the book series Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
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Krathu W., Pichler C., Engel R., Zapletal M., Werthner H. (2012) Semantic Interpretation of UN/EDIFACT Messages for Evaluating Inter-organizational Relationships. In: Papasratorn B., Charoenkitkarn N., Lavangnananda K., Chutimaskul W., Vanijja V. (eds) Advances in Information Technology. IAIT 2012. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 344. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Electronic information exchange between business partners based on UN/EDIFACT messages directly reflects inter-organizational business performance, which is typically evaluated by management people. However, querying such messages results in an ambiguous task for management people due to the complex structure of EDIFACT formats. For this reason, we provide an ontology-based extraction framework for EDIFACT messages. The framework provides (i) business information concepts reflecting business performance, and enables (ii) the automated extraction of business data from EDIFACT messages by applying reasoning techniques. Having the framework at hand allows querying business information from EDIFACT messages based on business information concepts resulting in three distinct advantages: (i) the reduction of the complexity of querying tasks and the accessibility of business information, (ii) the querying of super- and sub-concepts, and (iii) the reduction of the search scope.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Worarat Krathu
    • 1
  • Christian Pichler
    • 1
  • Robert Engel
    • 1
  • Marco Zapletal
    • 1
  • Hannes Werthner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Software Technology and Interactive SystemsVienna University of TechnologyAustria