Automatic Conceptual Indexing of Web Services and Its Application to Service Retrieval

  • Dunlu Peng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4494)


Web service retrieval is a very important issue for making the paradigm of service-oriented computing more practical. In this paper, we develop an automatic conceptual indexing approach of web services and investigate its application to service retrieval at the operation level. Relevant service operations are grouped into the same service concepts using a new variant k-Means algorithm, and with these service concepts, web services can be indexed conceptually. A service retrieving approach, which is supported by the conceptual indexing of web services, is devised to retrieve web services in an efficient way. Experimental results show that the proposed approach greatly improves the performance of retrieving web services.


Web service SOC conceptual indexing k-Means algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dunlu Peng
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  1. 1.College of Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200093China

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