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Towards two-stage service representation and reasoning: from lightweight annotations to comprehensive semantics

By Stefan Dietze, Neil Benn, Hong Qing Yu, Carlos Pedrinaci, Roland Siebes, Dong Liu and John Domingue


Semantics are used to mark up a wide variety of data-centric Web resources but are not used to annotate online functionality in significant numbers. That is despite considerable research dedicated to Semantic Web Services (SWS). This has led to the emergence of a new Linked Services approach with simplified and less costly to produce service models, which targets a wider audience and allows even non-SWS developers to annotate services. However, such models merely aim at enabling semantic search by humans or automated service clustering rather than automation of service tasks such as discovery or orchestration. Thus, more expressive solutions are still required to achieve automated discovery and orchestration of services. In this paper, we describe our investigation into combining the strengths of two distinct approaches to modeling semantic Web services – 'lightweight' Linked Services and 'heavyweight' SWS automation - into a coherent SWS framework. In our vision, such integration is achieved by means of model cross-referencing and model transformation and augmentation

Year: 2010
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Provided by: Open Research Online

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