Dereferencing Service for Navigating Enterprise Knowledge Structures from Diagrammatic Representations

  • Mihai CinpoeruEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 303)


This paper aims to offer a straightforward solution to the need of cross-diagram semantic navigation in business diagrams while it also emphasizes the potential and importance of a core Linked Data concept which has yet to gain widespread recognition or implementation, the dereferencing. Business process models that are exported as queryable data in graph databases, using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) for enterprise data storage and retrieval, so that resources have HTTP identifiers which can be interpreted as Web locations (URLs) to gain direct access to a resource instead of querying it. The work at hand implements the URI dereferencing concept through RESTful services. A specific business example will be discussed to demonstrate the new way of accomplishing navigation between diagrammatic enterprise knowledge structures outside the modelling tool, thus making model elements queryable in an external environment.


Enterprise resource identity Linked data RESTful services Cross-diagram URI dereferencing 



The work presented in this paper is supported by the Romanian National Research Authority through UEFISCDI, under grant agreement PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-1140.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business Informatics Research CenterBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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