Issue No. 05 - September/October (2008 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.112
M. Brian Blake , Georgetown University
Michael F. Nowlan , Georgetown University
Service-oriented computing is about building new cross-organizational applications by combining, composing, consuming, or interconnecting existing services. So, why do most composite Web service-based systems currently rely on pre-established relationships that aren't created by automated, dynamic discovery and integration? One perceived reason is the inconsistency in service-based interface descriptions and message names. Here, the authors investigate whether human nature — specifically, software developers' tendencies to name service descriptions in significantly consistent ways — can provide syntactical methods for service discovery.
Web services, service-oriented computing, service discovery, syntactical analysis
M. B. Blake and M. F. Nowlan, "Taming Web Services from the Wild," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. , pp. 62-69, 2008.