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2007 IEEE Congress on Services (Services 2007) (2007)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
July 9, 2007 to July 13, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2926-7
pp: 73-80
Muhammed J. Al-Muhammed , Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
David W. Embley , Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Stephen W. Liddle , Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Yuri A. Tijerino , Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Hyogo 699-1337, Japan
ABSTRACT
Researchers are beginning to realize the potential of web services that can use the web as a place for information publication and access as opposed to the traditional webservices paradigm that merely uses the web as a transport medium. Traditional web services can be difficult to discover, can have complex invocation APIs, and require strong coupling between communicating applications. In previous work, we presented ontology-based techniques in which users make service requests using free-form, naturallanguage- like specifications. This paper shows how we can use these ontological techniques to automatically create ontology-based web services that (1) are easy for software agents to discover because they are created based on machine-processable formalisms (ontologies), (2) have invocation APIs requiring only simple read and write operations, and (3) require no a priori agreements regarding types and data formats between communicating applications. Experiments with our prototype implementation in several domains show that our approach can effectively create web services with these characteristics.
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CITATION

D. W. Embley, S. W. Liddle, M. J. Al-Muhammed and Y. A. Tijerino, "Bringing Web Principles to Services: Ontology-BasedWeb Services," 2007 IEEE Congress on Services (Services 2007)(SERVICES), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2007, pp. 73-80.
doi:10.1109/SERVICES.2007.22
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