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From: Charlie Abela <abcharl@keyworld.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 21:44:43 +0100
To: "Public-Sws-Ig@W3. Org" <public-sws-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LEENJGJEOPHDHGJIBIDAIENLCCAA.abcharl@keyworld.net>

Hi, I've been away from this list for quite some time and am trying to catch
up with some issues.

One of my last emails was related to the Service Profile and I would like to
re-latch with this issue here.
I have been noting with interest the developments occurring in other SWS
initiatives, such as WSMO and IRS II. Well one thing that I noted is the
separation between the service capabilities and service goals. Though in the
OWL-S profile there is a way to define both, at least to some extent, it is
a bit unnatural to think of services by their IOPEs. Are there any problems
with modifying the profile to reflect capabilities and goals and not just
The idea I want to put forward is simple. From a user point of view it is,
in my opinion, almost impossible to identify the IOPEs for a required
service, at most, the user might be able to identify the category, taxonomy
or classification. From an agent point of view it might be different, but I
think that it's a mistake to reduce operations with Web Services to
agent/service interactions, excluding the user from the loop, at least at
the moment. Thus making the profile a bit more user friendly by adding some
constructs that can help separate service capabilities from goals can be
beneficial to an increase usage of the profile.


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