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Modeling Semantic Web Services

The Web Service Modeling Language

  • Jos de Bruijn
  • Dieter Fensel
  • Mick Kerrigan
  • Uwe Keller
  • Holger Lausen
  • James Scicluna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basics

  3. The WSML Description Components

  4. Enabling Technologies for WSML

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-192

About this book

Introduction

Semantic Web services promise to automate tasks such as discovery, mediation, selection, composition, and invocation of services, enabling fully flexible automated e-business. Their usage, however, still requires a significant amount of human intervention due to the lack of support for a machine-processable description.

In this book, Jos de Bruijn and his coauthors lay the foundations for understanding the requirements that shape the description of the various aspects related to Semantic Web services, such as the static background knowledge in the form of ontologies, the functional description of the service, and the behavioral description of the service. They introduce the Web Service Modeling Language (WSML), which provides means for describing the functionality and behavior of Web services, as well as the underlying business knowledge, in the form of ontologies, with a conceptual grounding in the Web Service Modeling Ontology.

Academic and industrial researchers as well as professionals will find a comprehensive overview of the concepts and challenges in the area of Semantic Web services, the Web Services Modeling Language and its relation to the Web Services Modeling Ontology, and an in-depth treatment of both enabling technologies and theoretical foundations.

Keywords

E-Business Ontologies Semantic Web Semantic Web Services Service-Oriented Architecture WSML WSMO Web Web Services modeling ontology search engine marketing (SEM)

Authors and affiliations

  • Jos de Bruijn
    • 1
  • Dieter Fensel
    • 2
  • Mick Kerrigan
    • 2
  • Uwe Keller
    • 2
  • Holger Lausen
    • 2
  • James Scicluna
    • 2
  1. 1.Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Faculty of Computer ScienceKRDB Research Centre39100Italy
  2. 2.STI InnsbruckICT - Technologiepark6020Austria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68172-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68169-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68172-4
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