A Flexible Model for Locating Services on the Web

Rubén Lara, Miguel Ángel Corella, and Pablo Castells
International Journal of Electronic Commerce,
Volume 12, Number 2, Winter 2007-08, pp. 11.

Abstract: The new SOA paradigm will increase the number of available services, possibly creating a location and use bottleneck. A model for the effective location of services is proposed. Its prototype implementation has features applicable to heterogeneous usage scenarios: (1) flexible descriptions of services and goals, (2) assistance to consumers and providers in describing services sought and offered, and (3) trade-offs between accuracy of results and efficiency of the location process based on the application of different filters.

Key Words and Phrases
: ontologies, semantic web, service discovery, service modeling, SOA.