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

Dietze, Stefan; Benn, Neil; Yu, Hong Qing; Pedrinaci, Carlos; Siebes, Roland; Liu, Dong and Domingue, John (2010). Towards two-stage service representation and reasoning: from lightweight annotations to comprehensive semantics. In: EKAW 2010 - 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, 11-15 Oct 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23015
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 21:45
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