Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne


  • Peter Tröger
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_134




Message Exchange Pattern, a set of rules for communication by messages


Web Services Description Language (official name)


Web Services Definition Language


Extensible Markup Language, a way to formulate machine-readable documents


WSDL allows the platform-independent, machine-readable, and self-contained description of Web Services in XML.


One of the main building blocks of a Web Service environment is the machine-readable description of available service endpoints. Such a description enables service consumer to formulate syntactically valid requests and to parse the resulting answers. Even if consumer and provider are decoupled regarding their age, location, and organization, they can rely on an agreed interoperability protocol that derives directly from the WSDL specification. The documents are self-contained, so they demand no further knowledge about the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer ScienceChemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Gottron
    • 1
  • Stefan Schlobach
    • 2
  • Steffen Staab
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Web Science and TechnologiesUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.YUAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute for Web Science and TechnologiesUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany