Bringing Semantics to Web Services: The OWL-S Approach

Monika Solanki, David Martin, Massimo Paolucci, Sheila McIlraith, Mark Burstein, Drew McDermott, Deborah McGuinness, Bijan Parsia, Terry Payne, Marta Sabou, Monika Solanki, Naveen Srinivasan, and Katia Sycara
July, 2004.


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Abstract
Service interface description languages such as WSDL, and related standards, are evolving rapidly to provide a foundation for interoperation between Web services. At the same time, Semantic Web service technologies, such as the Ontology Web Language for Services (OWL-S), are developing the means by which services can be given richer semantic specifications. Richer semantics can enable fuller, more flexible automation of service provision and use, and support the construction of more powerful tools and methodologies. Both sets of technologies can benefit from complementary uses and crossfertilization of ideas. This paper shows how to use OWL-S in conjunction with Web service standards, and explains and illustrates the value added by the semantics expressed in OWL-S.

Keywords
Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, Semantics, Web Services, OWL, OWL-S, WSDL, Ontology, DAML-S, UDDI,

Notes
Number of pages: 17
Note: First International Workshop on Semantic Web Services and Web Process Composition (SWSWPC 2004)

Text Reference
Monika Solanki, David Martin, Massimo Paolucci, Sheila McIlraith, Mark Burstein, Drew McDermott, Deborah McGuinness, Bijan Parsia, Terry Payne, Marta Sabou, Monika Solanki, Naveen Srinivasan, and Katia Sycara, "Bringing Semantics to Web Services: The OWL-S Approach," July, 2004.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Paolucci_2004_6305,
   author = " Monika Solanki and David Martin and Massimo Paolucci and Sheila McIlraith and Mark Burstein and Drew McDermott and Deborah McGuinness and Bijan Parsia and Terry Payne and Marta Sabou and Monika Solanki and Naveen Srinivasan and Katia Sycara",
   title = "Bringing Semantics to Web Services: The OWL-S Approach",
   booktitle = "",
   month = "July",
   year = "2004",
   Notes = "First International Workshop on Semantic Web Services and Web Process Composition (SWSWPC 2004) "
}