WSMO and WSMX Support to the Semantic Web Services Technology

WSMO and WSMX Support to the Semantic Web Services Technology

Mariam Abed Mostafa Abed
DOI: 10.4018/jitwe.2011040104
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This paper tests the ability of the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO) and the Web Service Modeling eXecution environment (WSMX) to support the Semantic Web Services technology, and automate the process of web service discovery, selection and invocation. First, it introduced web services and their limitations that were overcome in the vision of the Semantic Web Services technology. Then a Semantic Web Service (SWS) was built on top of WSMO to access the publications of the German University in Cairo (GUC), and was registered to WSMX. To test the validity to the claim, a service request to access the publications of the GUC was sent to WSMX and the process followed by WSMX was investigated. Furthermore, the discussion added a suggestion that would enhance the transparency between the Semantic Web and WSMO-WSMX initiatives.
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Web Services

Web services are core elements for building distributed systems. They allow different applications to remotely access and utilize their services by sticking to some Internet standards. This interoperability between applications and web services creates the opportunity for developers to build applications utilizing services provided by different departments in different enterprises in different areas all over the world (Lewis, Morris, O’Brien, Smith, & Wrage, 2005; Papazoglou, 2008).

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