Semantic Matching of Web Services Capabilities

  • Massimo Paolucci
  • Takahiro Kawamura
  • Terry R. Payne
  • Katia Sycara
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2342)

Abstract

The Web is moving from being a collection of pages toward a collection of services that interoperate through the Internet. The first step toward this interoperation is the location of other services that can help toward the solution of a problem. In this paper we claim that location of web services should be based on the semantic match between a declarative description of the service being sought, and a description of the service being offered. Furthermore, we claim that this match is outside the representation capabilities of registries such as UDDI and languages such as WSDL.

We propose a solution based on DAML-S, a DAML-based language for service description, and we show how service capabilities are presented in the Profile section of a DAML-S description and how a semantic match between advertisements and requests is performed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Paolucci
    • 1
  • Takahiro Kawamura
    • 1
    • 2
  • Terry R. Payne
    • 1
  • Katia Sycara
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Research & Development CenterKawasakiJapan

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