Context Mediation as a Linked Service

  • Pierre De Vettor
  • Michael Mrissa
  • Carlos Pedrinaci
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7592)

Abstract

Background and Motivation. The past few years have seen important advances in the domain of Semantic Web Services (SWS), especially in data mediation. Most work in the area has focused on the semantic alignement of input/output concepts at design time, and on schema-level integration [1]. Correct communication is not guaranteed even when two services are connected to each other with compatible input/output concepts. Indeed, conceptually compatible data may not be usable when data representation and scaling conflicts occur. To address this problem, which we refered to as the contextual heterogeneity problem, we rely on the Minimal Service Model [2] and operate with Linked Services as SWS that offer explicit semantics. In this paper, we present our Mediation as a Service (MaaS) architecture and demonstrate its applicability with a running scenario and a prototype.

References

  1. 1.
    Nagarajan, M., Verma, K., Sheth, A.P., Miller, J., Lathem, J.: Semantic interoperability of web services - challenges and experiences. In: ICWS, pp. 373–382. IEEE Computer Society (2006)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Pedrinaci, C., Domingue, J.: Toward the Next Wave of Services: Linked Services for the Web of Data. Journal of Universal Computer Science 16(13), 1694–1719 (2010)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre De Vettor
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Mrissa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlos Pedrinaci
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS, Université de LyonFrance
  2. 2.LIRIS UMR5205, Université Lyon 1VilleurbanneFrance
  3. 3.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

Personalised recommendations