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Re: DAML-S service definition, attributes

From: David Martin <martin@ai.sri.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 22:26:32 -0700
Message-ID: <3D59EA07.8886E112@ai.sri.com>
To: edward.buckley@bt.com
CC: www-ws@w3.org

edward.buckley@bt.com wrote:

> Hi,
> According to the comments in the Profile ontology, Isn't the correct way to
> define a Service Profile to use service:OfferedService or
> service:NeededService, rather than just service:ServiceProfile?

I'll let one of my colleagues answer the above, in a separate message.

> Whilst looking at the attributes available for profiles, I have become
> confused as to what the cardinality of each one is (whether multiple
> definitions of the same attribute can be used). For example:
> isPresentedBy - can a profile be represented by multiple top-level services?
> serviceType

Yes, we do allow for this.

> Some attributes/parameters do have minCardinality restriction, but does the
> ommitance of maxCardinality mean that there is no restriction?


> Expanding this question to the whole DAML-S ontology, does a UML diagram (or
> something similar) exist that describes in detail all the possible
> relationships?

No, but there will probably be one such diagram, done informally, in the
upcoming release 0.7.

David Martin

> Many thanks,
> Ed
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