Semantic Web Service Discovery in the WSMO Framework

Semantic Web Service Discovery in the WSMO Framework

U. Keller (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria), R. Lara (Grupo Analistas, Tecnología, Información y Finanzas, Spain), H. Lausen (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria) and D. Fensel (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 36
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-045-5.ch012


The Web service modeling ontology (WSMO) provides a conceptual framework for semantically describing Web services and their specific properties. In this chapter we discuss how WSMO can be applied for service discovery. We provide a proper conceptual grounding by strictly distinguishing between service and Web service discovery and then present different techniques for realizing Web service discovery. In order to cover the complete range of scenarios that can appear in practical applications, several approaches to achieve the automation of Web service discovery are presented and discussed. They require different levels of semantics in the description of Web services and requests, and have different complexity and precision.

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