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BPMN2 — Semantic metamodel => Abstract syntax

  • Key: BPMN2-138
  • Legacy Issue Number: 14687
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: NIST ( Mr. Conrad Bock)
  • Summary:

    The term "semantics" is used in execution to refer to how a model is
    translated to runtime (or business) behavior, which is the technical
    meaning of the word. Metamodels, on the other hand, are a kind of
    syntax that omits some details of the pictures appearing on the screen.
    Would be better to use the term "Abstract syntax" instead of "Semantic
    metamodel" when it's necessary to distinguish it from the diagram

  • Reported: BPMN 2.0b1 — Thu, 19 Nov 2009 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BPMN 2.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Metamodels are an abstract form of syntax that omits some aspects of
    visual (concrete) syntax. Semantics is about how a business behaves
    given a model defined with the syntax.
    Above Figure 8.2 (Class diagram showing the core packages), first
    bullet, replace "semantic modeling" with "modeling".
    Section 8.2 (Foundation), first sentence, replace "semantic model"
    with "abstract syntax model".
    Section A.1 (Changes from BPMN, v1.2), third paragraph, second bullet,
    replace "semantic model" with "abstract syntax model".
    Section 8.1 (Infrastructure), first sentence, replace "semantic models"
    with "abstract syntax models".
    Disposition: Resolved

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT