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SAWSDL: Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema
November/December 2007 (vol. 11 no. 6)
pp. 60-67
Jacek Kopecký, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Innsbruck
Tomas Vitvar, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway
Carine Bournez, W3C, Europe
Web services are important for creating distributed applications on the Web. In fact,they're a key enabler for service-oriented architectures that focus on service reuse and interoperability. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has recently finished work on two important standards for describing Web services: the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 and Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema (SAWSDL). Here, the authors discuss the latter, which is the first standard for adding semantics to Web service descriptions.

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Index Terms:
standards, Web services, WSDL, SAWSDL, semantic annotation, Semantic Web
Jacek Kopecký, Tomas Vitvar, Carine Bournez, Joel Farrell, "SAWSDL: Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 60-67, Nov.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.134
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