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Combining SAWSDL, OWL-DL and UDDI for Semantically Enhanced Web Service Discovery

Kourtesis, Dimitrios and Paraskakis, Iraklis (2008) Combining SAWSDL, OWL-DL and UDDI for Semantically Enhanced Web Service Discovery. In: The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5021/2 . Springer Berlin / Heidelberg , Germany , pp. 614-628. ISBN 978-3-540-68233-2

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Abstract

UDDI registries are included as a standard offering within the product suite of any major SOA vendor, serving as the foundation for establishing design-time and run-time SOA governance. Despite the success of the UDDI specification and its rapid uptake by the industry, the capabilities of its offered service discovery facilities are rather limited. The lack of machine-understandable semantics in the technical specifications and classification schemes used for retrieving services, prevent UDDI registries from supporting fully automated and thus truly effective service discovery. This paper presents the implementation of a semantically-enhanced registry that builds on the UDDI specification and augments its service publication and discovery facilities to overcome the aforementioned limitations. The proposed solution combines the use of SAWSDL for creating semantically annotated descriptions of service interfaces and the use of OWL-DL for modelling service capabilities and for performing matchmaking via DL reasoning.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008. This is an author produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Semantic Web Services, Web Service Discovery, Universal Description Discovery and Integration (UDDI), Semantic Annotations for WSDL (SAWSDL), Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > South East European Research Centre (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Dimitrios Kourtesis
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2008 12:23
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://www.springerlink.com/content/4817452624145n...
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-68234-9_45
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4727

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