Business rules are in the center of attention, both in the ‘business world’ and in the ‘ICT applications world’. Recently, the OMG has completed a major study in defining the notion of business rule and its associated notions. On closer look, however, the definitions provided appear to be not as rigid and precise as one would hope and as deemed necessary. Based on the consistent and coherent theoretical framework of Enterprise Ontology, several clarifications of the core notions regarding business rules are presented. They are illustrated by means of a small example case.


Business Rule Enterprise Ontology DEMO Modal Logic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan L. G. Dietz
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  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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