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Re: Revised: Mission Statement

From: Monica J. Martin <monica.martin@sun.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 15:22:20 -0600
Message-ID: <3F00AA0C.8060704@sun.com>
To: "Yaron Y. Goland" <ygoland@bea.com>
CC: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>, "Burdett, David" <david.burdett@commerceone.com>, "Bonneau, Richard" <Richard.Bonneau@iona.com>, Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>, Jean-Jacques Dubray <jjd@eigner.com>, public-ws-chor@w3.org

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>Goland: I don't understand what the terms service composition and service semantics
>mean. Could someone please define them? Monica provides a whole mess of
>definitions but having 10 definitions is just as bad as having none.
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>mm1:  The definitions were a compilation on various types of composition from the team.  We have not settled on one definition, although I have provided one below that seems appropriate here for consideration.  The definitions provided span different areas of composition, and whether the team agrees they are all the same, I can not speculate on.  I think it evidences the multiple levels of discussions that are occurring.  Don't shoot the messenger. I would propose: **A service composition is a composition of services that results in a new service. The new service can be the combination of distinct parts to form a whole of the same generic type. The web services could be combined to achieve a specific goal.*  *This integrates parts of the definitions of recursive, web service and choreography composition.
>  Monica
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