Enhancing semantic web services with inheritance

Ferndriger, S., Bernstein, A., Dong, J. S., Feng, Y., Li, Y-F. and Hunter, J. (2008). Enhancing semantic web services with inheritance. In: A. P. Sheth, S. Staab and et al., The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008. 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, (162-177). 26-30 October 2008. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88564-1_11

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Author Ferndriger, S.
Bernstein, A.
Dong, J. S.
Feng, Y.
Li, Y-F.
Hunter, J.
Title of paper Enhancing semantic web services with inheritance
Conference name 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008
Conference location Karlsruhe, Germany
Conference dates 26-30 October 2008
Proceedings title The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Semantic Web - Iswc 2008   Check publisher's open access policy
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer- Verlag
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88564-1_11
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 978-3-540-88563-4
ISSN 0302-9743
Editor A. P. Sheth
S. Staab
et al.
Volume 5318
Start page 162
End page 177
Total pages 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Currently proposed Semantic Web Services technologies allow the creation of ontology-based semantic annotations of Web services so that software agents are able to discover, invoke, compose and monitor these services with a high degree of automation. The OWL Services (OWL-S) ontology is an upper ontology in OWL language, providing essential vocabularies to semantically describe Web services. Currently OWL-S services can only be developed independently; if one service is unavailable then finding a suitable alternative would require an expensive and difficult global search/match. It is desirable to have a new OWL-S construct that can systematically support substitution tracing as well as incremental development and reuse of services. Introducing inheritance relationship (IR) into OWL-S is a natural solution. However, OWL-S, as well as most of the other currently discussed formalisms for Semantic Web Services such as WSMO or SAWSDL, has yet to define a concrete and self-contained mechanism of establishing inheritance relationships among services, which we believe is very important for the automated annotation and discovery of Web services as well as human organization of services into a taxonomy-like structure. In this paper, we extend OWL-S with the ability to define and maintain inheritance relationships between services. Through the definition of an additional “inheritance profile”, inheritance relationships can be stated and reasoned about. Two types of IRs are allowed to grant service developers the choice to respect the “contract” between services or not. The proposed inheritance framework has also been implemented and the prototype will be briefly evaluated as well.
Subjects E1
080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
080404 Markup Languages
890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword Semantic web services languages
OWL services
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Proceedings published in 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science' Book series.

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