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Why Does DMN Have BKMs?

Blog: Method & Style (Bruce Silver)

Newcomers to DMN may wonder, What is the point of Business Knowledge Models (BKMs), those funny-looking boxes with clipped corners in the DRD? When I was first introduced to DMN, struggling to understand the DMN 1.0 spec, I wondered the same thing. The spec was (and remains) largely impenetrable to decision modelers, except for the example model in Chapter 11. That example has a BKM attached to every decision in the DRD, but for no obvious reason.

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