Automatic Workflow Generation and Modification by Enterprise Ontologies and Documents

Abstract

This article presents a novel method and development paradigm that proposes a general template for an enterprise information structure and allows for the automatic generation and modification of enterprise workflows. This dynamically integrated workflow development approach utilises a conceptual ontology of domain processes and tasks, enterprise charts, and enterprise entities. It also suggests a document conceptual model for the circulation process in the generated workflows and the display of process-related information and transactions with users in a document-based platform as a document management system (DMS). The conceptual model and suggested ontologies represent an abstraction of two hundred different processes applied in the case of seven different enterprises with different missions, along with three main propounded enterprise ontologies.

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