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RE: Web Services Architecture Document

From: Katia Sycara <katia@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 14:34:01 -0500
To: 'Ugo Corda' <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>, 'Stephane Fellah' <fellah@pcigeomatics.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Cc: katia@cs.cmu.edu
Message-ID: <000101c3e768$034849b0$d1bd0280@scs.ad.cs.cmu.edu>

Ugo, for one, as Stephen suggests the OWL formalization can be used as an
upper ontology for the work of groups such as the OWL-S coalition or the
Semantic Web Services Language committee (SWSL) and Semantic Web Services
Architecture committee (SWSA). The upper OWL ontology could be further
specialized by these groups, constraints could be added etc. In a long term
view, one could imagine that if a new spec for example were to be expressed
in such an ontology, then inferences about compliance of the new spec with
the architecture could be inferred.
 Cheers, Katia

-----Original Message-----
From: Ugo Corda [mailto:UCorda@SeeBeyond.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 11:34 AM
To: Katia Sycara; Stephane Fellah; www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: RE: Web Services Architecture Document

What I have not been able to figure out so far is the "then what?" part.
In other words, what is the goal for the OWL formalization of WSA
(besides being a showcase of semantic technologies)? Is there a plan to
do anything with that formalization? What kind of results would you like
to achieve once you apply a reasoning engine to that information?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Katia Sycara
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 7:52 AM
> To: 'Stephane Fellah'; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Cc: katia@cs.cmu.edu
> Subject: RE: Web Services Architecture Document
> Staphane,
>  We are working on an OWL formalization of the concepts and 
> relationships in the Web Services Architecture. It will be 
> published along with the final Working Group product by end 
> of next week. 
>  As for OWL-S it is not a Working Group of the W3C, though 
> some of us would like it to become one.
>   Cheers, Katia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Stephane 
> Fellah
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 5:27 PM
> To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Web Services Architecture Document
> Hi,
> I have a couple of questions related to the scope of your 
> working group. Is there any chance to see an OWL 
> formalization of the different concepts and relationships 
> exposed in the WS Architecture Document ? What would be the 
> next step for W3C : define again new XML schemas (syntaxic 
> approach) or using semantic web technologies (OWL). I clearly 
> favor the last option because the syntaxic approach is too 
> brittle to scale on the web. The OWL-S effort seems to 
> address the same problem, but uses different terms. Is there 
> any harmonization effort between the working groups ? 
> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards
> Stephane Fellah
> Senior Software Engineer
> PCI Geomatics
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