The Semantic Web — ISWC 2002

Volume 2342 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 348-363


DAML-S: Web Service Description for the Semantic Web

  • Anupriya AnkolekarAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon University
  • , Mark BursteinAffiliated withBBN Technologies
  • , Jerry R. HobbsAffiliated withSRI International
  • , Ora LassilaAffiliated withNokia Research Center
  • , David MartinAffiliated withSRI International
  • , Drew McDermottAffiliated withYale University
  • , Sheila A. McIlraithAffiliated withStanford University
  • , Srini NarayananAffiliated withSRI International
  • , Massimo PaolucciAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon University
    • , Terry PayneAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon University
    • , Katia SycaraAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon University

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In this paper we present DAML-S, a DAML+OIL ontology for describing the properties and capabilities of Web Services. Web Services - Web-accessible programs and devices - are garnering a great deal of interest from industry, and standards are emerging for low-level descriptions of Web Services. DAML-S complements this effort by providing Web Service descriptions at the application layer, describing what a service can do, and not just how it does it. In this paper we describe three aspects of our ontology: the service profile, the process model, and the service grounding. The paper focuses on the grounding, which connects our ontology with low-level XML-based descriptions of Web Services.