SBEAVER: A Tool for Modeling Business Vocabularies and Business Rules

  • Maurizio De Tommasi
  • Angelo Corallo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11893011_137

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4253)
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De Tommasi M., Corallo A. (2006) SBEAVER: A Tool for Modeling Business Vocabularies and Business Rules. In: Gabrys B., Howlett R.J., Jain L.C. (eds) Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems. KES 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4253. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Methodologies in software development are typically applied when a problem is already formulated and described. Software developers transform requirements into code with a relatively repetitive process. The actual difficulty lies in describing business needs and expected functionalities. Stakeholders involved in software development can express their ideas using a language close to them, but they usually are not able to formalize these concepts in a clear and unambiguous way. In this paper, we introduce a new tool intended primarily for business analysts and modelers who want to formalize their business knowledge using a business oriented notation based on natural language and fact-oriented approach. Moreover, the capability to map models to formal logic allows automatically generation of IT system design artifacts bridging the existing language gap between business and IT.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio De Tommasi
    • 1
  • Angelo Corallo
    • 1
  1. 1.e-Business Management School – ISUFIUniversity of LecceLecce(Italy)

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