Semantically Enabled Framework for User Centric Profile Description, Search and Match

  • João Moura
  • Paulo Chainho
  • C. V. Damásio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4907)


With the advent of User Centric network paradigms like IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Web 2.0 the user must be able to describe both him self and the contents he produces in an unambiguous way as Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) promotes the emergence of more and more services. The user will be challenged to survive in a wild and wide service ecosystem. In this paper we present the Matcher network functionality that aims to provide guidance to the user in such a rich but complex service ecosystem. The Matcher is a framework not only to allow the user and service providers to produce semantically enabled (user, service and content) profiles and match these profiles, but also to obtain useful results using simple tags and semantically enabled tags - statements.


Semantic Web Service Discovery IMS SOA WEB 2.0 XDM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Moura
    • 1
  • Paulo Chainho
    • 1
  • C. V. Damásio
    • 2
  1. 1.Portugal Telecom Inovação, Tagus Park Edifócio Tecnologia IIPorto SalvoPortugal
  2. 2.Centro Inteligência ArtificialUniversidade Nova de LisboaPortugal

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