Enabling Semantic Web Services

The Web Service Modeling Ontology

By Dieter Fensel , Holger Lausen , Axel Polleres , Jos de Bruijn , Michael Stollberg , Dumitru Roman , John Domingue

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This book offers a practical introduction to Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO), from the fundamentals to applications in e-commerce, e-government and e-banking, also describing its relation to related technology like OWL-S and WSDL-S. Also offers pointers to future research.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5403-4519-0
  • 202 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 23, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $69.95
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Service-oriented computing has become one of the predominant factors in current IT research and development. Web services seem to be the middleware solution of the future for highly interoperable distributed software solutions. In parallel, research on the Semantic Web provides the results required to exploit distributed machine-processable data. To combine these two research lines into industrial-strength applications, a number of research projects have been set up by organizations like W3C and the EU. Dieter Fensel and his coauthors deliver a profound introduction into one of the most promising approaches – the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO). After a brief presentation of the underlying basic technologies and standards of the World Wide Web, the Semantic Web, and Web Services, they detail all the elements of WSMO from basic concepts to possible applications in e-commerce, e-government and e-banking, and they also describe its relation to other approaches like OWL-S or WSDL-S. While many of the related technologies and standards are still under development, this book already offers both a broad conceptual introduction and lots of pointers to future application scenarios for researchers in academia and industry as well as for developers of distributed Web applications.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Part I
  2. Foundations.
  3. 1) The World Wide Web
  4. 2) Semantic Web
  5. 3) Web Services.
  6. Part II
  7. The Web Services Modeling Ontology.
  8. 4) Introduction to WSMO
  9. 5) Concepts of WSMO
  10. 6) WSML
  11. A Language for WSMO
  12. 7) Related Work in the Area of Semantic Web Service Frameworks.
  13. Part III
  14. Tools and Applications.
  15. 8) Semantic Web Service Usage Tasks in WSMO
  16. 9) Tools
  17. 10) Applications of WSMO
  18. 11) Conclusion and Outlook.
  19. References.
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