An Enterprise Abstraction Approach: Viewing Enterprise Architecture Through Natural Language Constructs

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Bahadir Odevci


This article introduces an approach to define an Enterprise Architecture (EA) that aims to get closer to the abstraction level of the business side of an organization. Named as Enterprise Abstraction Aproach (EAA), the approach stems its roots from ontology engineering, business rules approach and business process engineering and aims to define business view of EA through natural language contructs. The approach also suggests to define domain ontology of the information view of an EA. By extending the business ontology definition towards information and technology views of EA, the approach aims to define a semantic mapping accross self-contained domain ontologies that pertain to different views of an enterprise, achieving a 360-degree view of the enterprise through a unified language.

Author biography
Bahadir Odevci is an IT Architect at IBM Netherlands; he holds an MBA degree from University of Amsterdam Business School and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Bosporus University, Istanbul. He has more than 10 years of IT Architecture experience in Financial Services Sector, particularly in mission and time critical, high volume software projects. He worked as the Enterprise Architect of Credit Europe Bank N.V. in Amsterdam for 2 years. During the past 3 years, Mr. Odevci has been providing technical expertise and leadership to large scale banking transformations in Europe.
He has given numerous presentations on business-rules, SOA and enterprise architecture in The Open Group IT Architecture, Business Rules Forum, Marcus Evans EA conferences and internally at IBM.

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