Service-Oriented Ontology and Its Evolution

  • Weisen Pan
  • Shizhan Chen
  • Zhiyong Feng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7296)


Web service was designed to solve the problem of the heterogeneous system integration and make heterogeneous systems interoperable. However, current Web service technologies are not sufficient to build distributed, heterogeneous Web service infrastructure, because they are provide by different service providers, use different conceptual model and design tools, which hinders Web service automatic discovery and composition. With diversification of user requirements, we need to reasonable abstraction and organization of the Web services through a new viewpoint. Thus, an lightweight Web services semantic description model, namely Service Ontology, is proposed in this paper, whose intention is to make comprehensive and multi-dimension semantic description for Web services. This paper also describes the evolution mechanism of service ontology. The mechanisms make use of the semantic tags to expand Service Ontology. Finally, a case study is presented in the paper that validates the Service Ontology can fulfill the multi-granularity requirement of the users. This paper has made the beneficial exploration in multi-dimension modeling and automation organization of Web services.


Web Service Service Ontology Tag Service Relation Service Chain Service Discovery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weisen Pan
    • 1
  • Shizhan Chen
    • 1
  • Zhiyong Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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