Toward Automatic Discovery and Invocation of Information-Providing Web Services

  • Wen-feng Zhao
  • Jun-liang Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


Semantic Web makes the automatic discovery and invocation of Web Services become possible. But existing methods perform the capability matching, which is crucial for service discovery, either only according to inputs and outputs (IO), which results in a not very precise matching, or trying to tackle arbitrary services, which results in an undecidable reasoning. In this paper, targeting merely the information-providing type of Web Services, we present a precise and decidable matching method based on the Description Logic reasoner. An outstanding property of our method is that it can determinate the accurate binding of IO between requested and advertised services, which is necessary for automatic invocation yet rarely addressed in previous work. Besides, this paper also describes a useful use case for automatic Web Services discovery and invocation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wen-feng Zhao
    • 1
  • Jun-liang Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching TechnologyBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)BeijingChina

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