Giving Meaning to GI Web Service Descriptions

Florian Probst, Michael Lutz


Composition of web services based on currently available descriptions such as WSDL are error-prone because the meaning (or semantics) of the labels used in these syntactic descriptions is unclear. We identify three types of problems that can result from semantically heterogeneous descriptions during service composition. These problems call for a Semantic Reference System for semantically annotating symbols, i.e. referencing symbols to concepts and semantically grounding these concepts. We present a three-level architecture for such a Semantic Reference System and illustrate how it can be used for solving the problems identified. Our example for illustration purposes is taken from the domain of disaster management and focuses on the composition of geographic information services.


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Probst F. and Lutz M. (2004). Giving Meaning to GI Web Service Descriptions . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Web Services: Modeling, Architecture and Infrastructure - Volume 1: WSMAI, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-09-0, pages 23-35. DOI: 10.5220/0002665700230035

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author={Florian Probst and Michael Lutz},
title={Giving Meaning to GI Web Service Descriptions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Web Services: Modeling, Architecture and Infrastructure - Volume 1: WSMAI, (ICEIS 2004)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Web Services: Modeling, Architecture and Infrastructure - Volume 1: WSMAI, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Giving Meaning to GI Web Service Descriptions
SN - 972-8865-09-0
AU - Probst F.
AU - Lutz M.
PY - 2004
SP - 23
EP - 35
DO - 10.5220/0002665700230035