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A Quality-Driven Approach for Ranking Web Services

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Abstract

The proliferation of Web services over the Web today has led to an increasingly complex and time consuming task for effectively discovery relevant services. One approach to improve the discovery process is considering the behavior of such services under certain conditions or considering their overall quality in accomplishing the expected functionality. In this manner, clients utilize their time more efficiently to find services of interest. In this paper, a quality-driven approach for effectively finding relevant Web services, which we call Quality of Web Service (QWS) is introduced. Results from our proposed solution demonstrate high success rate in discovering Web services of interest and that our quality-driven ranking technique outperforms current state-of-the-art keyword-based methods by at least 36.25 % in terms of precision improvement.

Keywords

  • Quality of service
  • QoS
  • Web services
  • UDDI extension
  • Ranking
  • Ranking web services

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We would like to thank Q. H. Mahmoud for his support and assistance. This research was supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant No. 045635.

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Al-Masri, E. (2015). A Quality-Driven Approach for Ranking Web Services. In: Elleithy, K., Sobh, T. (eds) New Trends in Networking, Computing, E-learning, Systems Sciences, and Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 312. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06764-3_77

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