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An Ontology for Semantic Middleware: Extending DAML-S Beyond Web-Services

  • Daniel Oberle
  • Marta Sabou
  • Debbie Richards
  • Raphael Volz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2889)

Abstract

Describing software entities using Semantic Web technology is a growing research area. Our work investigates the semantic description of software entities that provide an application programmer’s interface (API) to allow reasoning with the descriptions and their interrelationships. We present an ontology for our Application Server for the Semantic Web [3], where it is used to facilitate implementation tasks and semantic discovery. Building on an emerging standard from the Semantic Web community, our work includes a number of extensions to DAML-S [1] which currently allows semantic description of a particular type of software entities, viz. web-services, in order to facilitate their automatic discovery and integration.

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Oberle
    • 1
  • Marta Sabou
    • 2
  • Debbie Richards
    • 3
  • Raphael Volz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute AIFBUniversity of KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVU AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Computing DepartmentMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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