Integration of heterogeneous repositories based on ontologies for EC applications development

Noriaki Izumi, Takahira Yamaguchi

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Recently, due to the significance of Web applications in the business field, it has become important how quickly an application can be developed from a business idea. This paper proposes a method that rebuilds heterogeneous repositories required for business applications development into a multi-grain-size repository based on ontologies. The proposed repository consists of component libraries and their use patterns from a level on a high abstraction such as enterprise activities to the concreteness level of software. Our repository supports the whole process of business application development including modeling enterprises and business activities and deploying models as software with components. Finally, we devise a development methodology of on-line business such as Web shopping with the framework and software component based on free and commercial application servers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalElectronic Commerce Research and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Application development
  • Business modeling
  • Heterogeneous information integration
  • Software repository

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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