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Re: Use case for XG Recommendation: Integration of Business Information Systems

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:06:51 -0800
Message-ID: <4968D5AB.4050407@oracle.com>
To: Sören Auer <soeren.auer@gmail.com>
CC: public-xg-rdb2rdf <public-xg-rdb2rdf@w3.org>

Thanks, Soeren!  I will put this in because we need an enterprise 
usecase but I wish we had one that was more specific.
All the best, Ashok

Sören Auer wrote:
> Following the discussions on the mailinglist and yesterdays telco I 
> drafted another use-case description.
> I think a use-case scenario with prospectively wide impact on the 
> business domain could nicely complement the community (Triplify), 
> research (Nicotine Dependency) and administrative-data (Ordinance 
> Survey) use cases.
> Currently, there is some inhomogeneity in the level of abstraction in 
> the use cases: Ordinance and Nicotine address very specific problems, 
> whereas Triplify and BIS are of slightly broader nature. Probably no 
> problem, but maybe worth checking for consistency with other XG 
> recommendations.
> Here the BIS use case description (feel free to change, add or 
> completely omit the paragraph):
> *Integration of Business Information Systems*
> Efficient information and data exchange between application systems 
> within and across enterprises is of paramount importance in the 
> increasingly networked and IT-dominated business spheres. Existing 
> Business Information Systems such as CRM, CMS and ERP systems use 
> relational database backends for persistence. RDF and Linked Data can 
> provide data exchange and integration interfaces for such application 
> systems, which are easy to implement and use, especially in settings 
> where a loose and flexible coupling of the systems is required.
> The mapping language to be standardized within the proposed WG will 
> rapidly simplify the publishing of enterprise data and information 
> from the relational data backends and thus facilitate the interlinking 
> and exchange of information between business information systems. For 
> this use case scenario on-demand transformation of relational data to 
> RDF, scalability and completeness with regard to the relational 
> algebra are central requirements.
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