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Title: An ontological approach for recovering legacy business content
Authors: Daga, A
de Cesare, S
Lycett, M
Partridge, C
Keywords: legacy system;legacy transformation;ontology;content transformation
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Sergio de Cesare
Citation: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05) (pp. 224a). Los Alamitos, California. 224a- 224a
Abstract: Legacy Information Systems (LIS) pose a challenge for many organizations. On one hand, LIS are viewed as aging systems needing replacement; on the other hand, years of accumulated business knowledge have made these systems mission-critical. Current approaches however are often criticized for being overtly dependent on technology and ignoring the business knowledge which resides within LIS. In this light, this paper proposes a means of capturing the business knowledge in a technology agnostic manner and transforming it in a way that reaps the benefits of clear semantic expression - this transformation is achieved via the careful use of ontology. The approach called Content Sophistication (CS) aims to provide a model of the business that more closely adheres to the semantics and relationships of objects existing in the real world. The approach is illustrated via an example taken from a case study concerning the renovation of a large financial system and the outcome of the approach results in technology agnostic models that show improvements along several dimensions.
ISSN: 1530-1605
Appears in Collections:Computer Science
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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