Using Personal Assistant Dialogs for Automatic Web Service Discovery and Execution

Márcio Fuckner, Jean-Paul Barthès, Edson Emilio Scalabrin


Web services and their standards have reduced the complexity of integration between heterogeneous systems, having a widespread adoption by industry. Several semantic Web services techniques concerning automatic discovery and execution are promising but still too complex to allow a large-scale adoption. Consequently, such services require end users to use traditional software engineering practices, with complex and non-intuitive interfaces in some cases. In this paper, we present an automatic approach for service discovery and execution, using theWeb service descriptor as the only source. The process could be summarized as a two step process: (i) identifying candidates based on linguistic cues extracted from theWeb service descriptor; (ii) extracting from the user’s natural language sentences the necessary parameters to complete the action. The generated proof-of-concept shows its viability for publishing independent Web services to end-users using natural language sentences, giving only their descriptors as a source.


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Paper Citation

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Fuckner M., Barthès J. and Emilio Scalabrin E. (2013). Using Personal Assistant Dialogs for Automatic Web Service Discovery and Execution . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-54-9, pages 189-198. DOI: 10.5220/0004355001890198

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author={Márcio Fuckner and Jean-Paul Barthès and Edson Emilio Scalabrin},
title={Using Personal Assistant Dialogs for Automatic Web Service Discovery and Execution},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Using Personal Assistant Dialogs for Automatic Web Service Discovery and Execution
SN - 978-989-8565-54-9
AU - Fuckner M.
AU - Barthès J.
AU - Emilio Scalabrin E.
PY - 2013
SP - 189
EP - 198
DO - 10.5220/0004355001890198