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RE: Profile hierarchy?

From: Terry Payne <trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 19:29:38 -0400
To: "'Andreas Hess'" <andreas.hess@ucd.ie>, <www-ws@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004001c39374$40a06a10$08fedca6@VAIO>

	I'm not aware of any efforts in this area, but I would agree
that this would be of great benefit if you were to do this.  I would be
more than happy to link to this effort from the DAML-S / OWL-S Website.

There are some taxonomies (such as NAICS or UNSPSC) that have formed the
basis of various DAML+OIL and OWL ontologies; there are other high level
ontologies that could be used as well.  However, none of these really
encapsulate the idea of "service" per sey - these existing taxonomies
currently describe industry types or product types, rather than services
themselves.... But oh yeah, you know this already!  :)

This would be a useful effort, as it is questionable as to whether
purely functional descriptions (even when as expressive as those
utilizing DL concepts) are sufficient for discriminating between similar
but orthogonal services...


Terry R. Payne, PhD.      | http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~trp/index.html
University of Southampton | Voice: +44(0)23 8059 8343 [Fax: 8059 2865] 
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK | Email: terry@acm.org / trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk

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From: www-ws-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
Andreas Hess
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 7:32 PM
To: www-ws@w3.org
Subject: Profile hierarchy?


we are currently developing an application for annotation of Web 
Services with ontological classes.

Our short-term goal is to annotate a couple of hundred Web Services we 
gathered from SALCentral and XMethods and use these annotations as 
training data for our machine learning approach to semantic annotation 
of Web Services. [1]

We want to annotate the service as a whole, the operations and the 
inputs and outputs. Our annotation would map to a subset of the Service 
Profile in DAML-S.

I am currently looking for a "global" ontology that could be used for 
this task. More precisely, first of all I am looking for something like 
the "Profile Hierarchy" that was present in the DAML-S 0.7 examples.

Are there any ongoing efforts to create something like a global profile 
hierarchy for Web Services?

Does something like I'm looking for already exist and I was just too 
blind to see?

I am aware of the NAICS and UNSPSC taxonomies and the SUMO, but they 
don't really seem appropriate for classifiying Web Services.

Andreas Hess

Smart Media Institute
Deptartment of Computer Science
University College Dublin

[1] see http://moguntia.ucd.ie/publications
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