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OWL and Web services descriptions

From: Charlie Abela <abcharl@keyworld.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 17:55:00 +0100
To: <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Cc: <www-ws@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OBEOLJNEPKKHAJJIGKDKMEHOCCAA.abcharl@keyworld.net>

Hi,

I decided to post this mail to both the webont-wg and the ws mailing lists
since the question is related to OWL as much as to Web services.
I have been looking at various research initiatives that are aimed at
defining WS description languages in relation to the Semantic Web. Major
efforts such as DAML-S[1] (built on DAML+OIL) and also WSMF[2](Web Services
Modelling Framework) are both aimed at proposing ways in which Web services
can be described for the purpose of advertising, discovery and possibly
composition and execution. The prior is built on a number of ontologies for
service, profile, process and grounding definitions while the latter work is
planned to adopt/extend what has already been defined by WSFL and combine
this with DAML-S (or its extension).
Now since the progress on OWL[3] seems to be advancing with a good pace and
considering the work mentioned above, I would like to research on the
possibility/feasibility of using OWL as the bases of a WS description
language. Is there already work being done in this area? How advanced is it?
If there is relevant work, can someone please indicate where it can be found
or who is responsible, I would like to get involved if possible?

Regards,

Charlie



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