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Two-fold Semantic Web service matchmaking – applying ontology mapping for service discovery

Dietze, Stefan; Benn, Neil; Domingue, John; Conconi, Alex and Cattaneo, Fabio (2009). Two-fold Semantic Web service matchmaking – applying ontology mapping for service discovery. In: 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference, 6-9 Dec 2009, Shanghai, China, Springer.

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Abstract

Semantic Web Services (SWS) aim at the automated discovery and orchestration of Web services on the basis of comprehensive, machine-interpretable semantic descriptions. Since SWS annotations usually are created by distinct SWS providers, semantic-level mediation, i.e. mediation between concurrent semantic representations, is a key requirement for SWS discovery. Since semantic-level mediation aims at enabling interoperability across heterogeneous semantic representations, it can be perceived as a particular instantiation of the ontology mapping problem. While recent SWS matchmakers usually rely on manual alignments or subscription to a common ontology, we propose a two-fold SWS matchmaking approach, consisting of (a) a general-purpose semantic-level mediator and (b) comparison and matchmaking of SWS capabilities. Our semantic-level mediation approach enables the implicit representation of similarities across distinct SWS by grounding service descriptions in so-called Mediation Spaces (MS). Given a set of SWS and their respective grounding, a SWS matchmaker automatically computes instance similarities across distinct SWS ontologies and matches the request to the most suitable SWS. A prototypical application illustrates our approach.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23017
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 11:04
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 05:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23017
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