How to Deal with Inaccurate Service Descriptions in On-The-Fly Computing: Open Challenges

  • Frederik S. BäumerEmail author
  • Michaela Geierhos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10859)


The vision of On-The-Fly Computing is an automatic composition of existing software services. Based on natural language software descriptions, end users will receive compositions tailored to their needs. For this reason, the quality of the initial software service description strongly determines whether a software composition really meets the expectations of end users. In this paper, we expose open NLP challenges needed to be faced for service composition in On-The-Fly Computing.


Requirements extraction Temporal reordering of software functions Inaccuracy compensation 



This work was partially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the Collaborative Research Center “On-The-Fly Computing” (SFB 901).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paderborn UniversityPaderbornGermany

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