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Transforming Enterprise Architecture Models: An Artificial Ontology View

  • Sandeep Purao
  • Richard Martin
  • Edward Robertson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6741)

Abstract

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is, by definition, an artificial construct. It includes conceptual objects and attributes created for human purposes. EA models, therefore, require an ontological foundation that goes beyond the ‘furniture of the world’ metaphor. We develop an argument that supports this premise, and demonstrate how the perspective can help us understand operations on EA models. The paper demonstrates these operations with an example and briefly points to formalization efforts detailed elsewhere. The paper concludes with implications for research and practice.

Keywords

Enterprise Architecture Artificial Ontology Operations 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Purao
    • 1
  • Richard Martin
    • 2
  • Edward Robertson
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Information Sciences & TechnologyPennsylvania State UniversityU.S.
  2. 2.Tinwisle Corp.BloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.Indiana University and Persistent Systems Inc.USA

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