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Dynamic Invocation of Semantic Web Services That Use Unfamiliar Ontologies
July/August 2004 (vol. 19 no. 4)
pp. 67-73
Mark H. Burstein, BBN Technologies
Semantic Web Services are Web Services accompanied by semantic descriptions of what they do and how to use them. These descriptions are seen as key to eliminating the need to program to an API, opening the possibility that such services can be automatically discovered and invoked by software agents developed entirely independently. However, the Semantic Web lacks a universal ontology for describing Semantic Web Services. Looking in detail at the process of invoking an unfamiliar service reveals the various types of translation it might require, providing insight into when and how translation should be done.
Index Terms:
Semantic Web Services, semantic translation, ontology mapping, interoperability
Citation:
Mark H. Burstein, "Dynamic Invocation of Semantic Web Services That Use Unfamiliar Ontologies," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 67-73, July-Aug. 2004, doi:10.1109/MIS.2004.26
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