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Re: Service Discovery

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 13:16:39 -0500
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To: jpathak@cs.iastate.edu
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Jyoti --

You wrote...

>can you give me an example of a service request &
>advertisement which uses different ontologies ?

Cross-ontology reasoning is complex.  There's an approach to this in the 
retailer-to-manufacturer example in [1].  The examples [2,3,4,5] may also 
provide food for thought.

They can be run in an online system at the same URL.

HTH,  - Adrian


[2]  http://www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/DataModelling1.agent

[3]  http://www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/MergeOntologies1.agent

[4]  http://www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/OntologyInterop2.agent

[5]  http://www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/RDFQueryLangComparison1.agent

Adrian Walker
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At 09:58 AM 1/28/2005 -0600, you wrote:

>I am a beginner with the SWS technologies and have been doing some
>reading about the service discovery mechanims, mostly focussing on the
>OWL-s approach.
>What I can decipher is that, the "profile" (which is used by the
>service provider to describe the capabilities & service requestor to
>specify the request) forms an important part for the service discovery
>mechanism. Based on this, I have a couple of questions: --
>1.) Do we assume that the service requestor and the provider use the
>same ontology to describe the IOPE's ?
>2.) If yes, then do we achieve "real" interoperability ? I think we
>are constraining ourselves as it is unrealistic for requestors &
>providers to have the same/shared ontologies.
>3.) If no, can you give me an example of a service request &
>advertisement which uses different ontologies ?
>4.) I believe the WSMO approach tries to address few things about
>mediation between ontologies. Should we do something like this for
>OWL-s too ?
>It might be possible that my questions are naive and infact may be
>wrong too. But, I will really appreciate some feedback on these
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