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Discovering Web Services in Search Engines
May/June 2008 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 74-77
Eyhab Al-Masri, University of Guelph
Qusay H. Mahmoud, University of Guelph
Web service access points are no longer a scarce resource, and the process of discovering them is no longer attached to service registries as Web search engines have become a new major source for Web services. Unfortunately, these separate but distinct approaches to service discovery make it unclear whether provisional registry specifications and search-engine technologies will eventually emerge or coexist.

1. E. Al-Masri and Q.H. Mahmoud, "Crawling Multiple UDDI Business Registries," Proc. 16th Int'l World Wide Web Conf., ACM Press, May 2007, pp. 1255–1256; www2007.org/programposter.php?id=968.

Index Terms:
Web services, web services crawler engine, service discovery, standards
Citation:
Eyhab Al-Masri, Qusay H. Mahmoud, "Discovering Web Services in Search Engines," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 74-77, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.53
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