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Supporting Semantically Enhanced Web Service Discovery for Enterprise Application Integration

Kourtesis, Dimitrios and Paraskakis, Iraklis (2009) Supporting Semantically Enhanced Web Service Discovery for Enterprise Application Integration. In: Mentzas, Gregoris and Friesen, Andreas, (eds.) Semantic Enterprise Application Integration for Business Processes: Service-Oriented Frameworks. IGI Global , Hershey, New York , pp. 105-130. ISBN 9781605668048

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The availability of sophisticated Web service discovery mechanisms is an essential prerequisite for increasing the levels of efficiency and automation in EAI. In this chapter, we present an approach for developing service registries building on the UDDI standard and offering semantically-enhanced publication and discovery capabilities in order to overcome some of the known limitations of conventional service registries. The approach aspires to promote efficiency in EAI in a number of ways, but primarily by automating the task of evaluating service integrability on the basis of the input and output messages that are defined in the Web service’s interface. The presented solution combines the use of three technology standards to meet its objectives: OWL-DL, for modelling service characteristics and performing fine-grained service matchmaking via DL reasoning, SAWSDL, for creating semantically annotated descriptions of service interfaces, and UDDI, for storing and retrieving syntactic and semantic information about services and service providers.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This chapter appears in Semantic Enterprise Application Integration for Business Processes: Service-Oriented Frameworks, edited by Gregoris Mentzas and Andreas Friesen. Copyright 2009, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.
Keywords: Semantic Web Services, Web Service Discovery, Service Matchmaking, Universal Description Discovery and Integration (UDDI), Semantic Annotations for WSDL (SAWSDL), Web Ontology Language (OWL), Enterprise Application Integration
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > South East European Research Centre (Sheffield)
Funding Information:
FunderGrant number
European Commission, FP6 IST027385
Depositing User: Mr Dimitrios Kourtesis
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 13:38
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 18:12
Published Version: http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/TitleDetails.a...
Status: Published
Publisher: IGI Global
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.4018/978-1-60566-804-8.ch006
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10870

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