Towards Path-Based Semantic Annotation for Web Service Discovery

  • Julius KöpkeEmail author
  • Johann Eder
  • Dominik Joham
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 204)


Annotation paths are a new method for semantic annotation, which overcomes the limited expressiveness of concept references as defined in the SAWSDL standard. We introduce annotation paths and show how annotation paths can be applied for service matching capturing the semantics of XML schemas and web service descriptions more precisely. We report some experimental evaluation of the feasibility of annotation paths for web service discovery. The experiments suggest that annotation paths appears as a promising approach for improving web service discovery.


Web service matching Service discovery Semantic annotation SAWSDL Annotation paths XML schema matching Semantic matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Informatics-SystemsAlpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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