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A trust based methodology for web service selection

Galizia, S.; Gugliotta, A. and Domingue, J. (2007). A trust based methodology for web service selection. In: International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2007), 17-19 Sep 2007, Irvine, CA, pp. 193–200.

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In this paper, we propose a methodology for addressing trust in Semantic Web Services (SWS) - based applications. The aim is to enhance the capability-driven selection provided by current SWS frameworks with the introduction of trust-based selection criteria. We present an ontology - Web Services Trust Ontology (WSTO) - that models the context of a trust-based interaction and enables the participants to describe semantically their trust requirements and guarantees. WSTO makes use of WSMO as reference ontology for representing Web Services and embodies the problem of finding the most "trusted" Web service as a classification problem. To test our methodology, we implemented a specific module within IRS-III - a WSMO-based SWS broker - and deployed a prototype application based on a use case scenario.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 IEEE
Keywords: web services; ontologies (artificial intelligence); semantic web; web service representation; web service selection; web services trust ontology; capability-driven selection; reference ontology; semantic Web service; trust-based interaction; trust-based selection criteria
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 15599
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2009 14:52
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 12:05
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