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The Open Group SOA Ontology

From: Chris Harding <c.harding@opengroup.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:08:41 -0400
Message-Id: <200807151426.m6FEQXhA004073@postman.opengroup.org>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, www-ws@w3.org

Hi -

For some time now, The Open Group has been developing a formal 
ontology for SOA. We made an early version available for comment by 
W3C members over a year ago. We have now reached the stage where we 
believe that it is almost complete, and are exposing it to outside 
bodies for review and comment prior to its final review within The Open Group.

The ontology is a formal OWL ontology, but the draft also includes 
extensive heuristic explanations of its concepts. We believe that it 
complements work on OWL-S and WSMO, in that it includes a compatible 
concept of "Service" and relates this to concepts in other areas, 
including Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Modeling.

The draft is publicly available at 
http://www.opengroup.org/projects/soa-ontology/doc.tpl?gdid=16940  We 
would very much appreciate your input, not only on the relation of 
this work to OWL-S and WSMO, but on all aspects that are of interest 
to you. We will address comments received at this stage before 
creating the draft for final Open Group review. I therefore invite 
you to review the draft, and to send me comments on it.



Dr. Christopher J. Harding
Forum Director for SOA and Semantic Interoperability
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