Web Service Search on Large Scale

  • Nathalie Steinmetz
  • Holger Lausen
  • Manuel Brunner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5900)


The Web is nowadays moving from a Web of data to a Web of services. In this paper we present our approach for Web Service discovery on Web scale, targeted to support flexible and on-demand Web Service usage on the Web. The approach starts with crawling the Web for Web Services, gathering on the one hand WSDL service descriptions and related documents, and, on the other hand, Web APIs. We describe our methodology for building unique service objects from multiple Web resources. Then we provide an overview of how we extract basic service information from all the data and use it to semantically annotate the resulting services.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie Steinmetz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Holger Lausen
    • 2
  • Manuel Brunner
    • 2
  1. 1.Semantic Technology Institute (STI) InnsbruckUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Seekda GmbHInnsbruckAustria

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