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Semantics goal

From: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 17:23:08 -0700
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
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To support the automatic use of web services semantics is critical:

D-AG009 Semantics
  The web services architecture must support the capability for an agent 
to make an ad hoc choice of the right web service.

Critical Success Factors for this goal:

D-AC024, D-AC025, D-AC026

D-AC026 ensures that a web service is properly characterized so that its 
semantics is clear to an automatic agent.

D-AC026.1 The Web Services Architecture should be aligned, where 
appropriate and possible with the Semantic Web. This may require some 
modification of current technology choices.

D-AC026.2 It must be possible to characterize the semantics of a web 
service, including elements within a choreographed service.
D-AC026.2.1 It must be possible to publish references to an ontology in 
a web service description
D-AC026.2.2 It must be possible to publish a description of the service 
using elements of one or more ontologies.
D-AC026.2.3 It must be possible to characterize a service using purely 
publicly observable semantics. I.e., the semantic description of a web 
service should not rely on private agreements or on unobservable 
characteristics of services and agents.
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