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Re: Service Discovery

From: Massimo Paolucci <paolucci@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 09:24:53 -0500
Message-ID: <41FE3FB5.7080201@cs.cmu.edu>
To: Charlie Abela <charles.abela@gmail.com>
CC: jpathak@cs.iastate.edu, public-sws-ig@w3.org

Charlie Abela wrote:

>I've also asked whether its possible to change the profile to reflect
>differences between service capabilities and goals ...
How whould you represent goals?  OWL-S allows you to express the outputs 
and effects of the service and the type of service.  How do not 
understand what else goals should contain.

Essentially, if a client has the goal of moving to some state  (such as 
owning a book) it expresses this state in the output/effect and produces 
the OWL-S profile (effect: owl(Book)).  Alternatively if the client 
knows that the type of service needed then it can explicitly say that is 
looking for a bookselling service. 

Just a clarification question, what else do you need?

--- Massimo

ps: about the mediation/multiple ontologies issues there will be a 
message later.  The two issues (mediation vs goals) are of course 
totally different and should not be confused.
Received on Monday, 31 January 2005 14:25:00 UTC

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