Web Services Discovery with Rough Sets

Web Services Discovery with Rough Sets

Maozhen Li (Brunel University, UK), Bin Yu (Level E Limited, UK), Vijay Sahota (Brunel University, UK) and Man Qi (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch045
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Web services are emerging as a major technology for building service-oriented distributed systems. Potentially, various resources on the Internet can be virtualized as Web services for a wider use by their communities. Service discovery becomes an issue of vital importance for Web services applications. This article presents ROSSE, a Rough Sets based Search Engine for Web service discovery. One salient feature of ROSSE lies in its capability to deal with uncertainty of service properties when matching services. A use case is presented to demonstrate the use of ROSSE for discovery of car services. ROSSE is evaluated in terms of its accuracy and efficiency in service discovery.

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