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Re: Toward Ontologies or Web Services Matching

From: Herwig Moser <herwig.moser@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:43:44 +0200
Message-ID: <61ec9ea10710170643v6a9de5f1p1be09f0c72879427@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Carmine Bussone" <carmine.bussone@gmail.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Carmine,

I would say ontology matching and matching of semantic web services is
something different, although it is probably possible to use ontology
matching to help with the latter. From what I know, the matching of web
services is usually achieved by finding a concept inclusion of the semantic
annotation of the requirement and an actual service (the actual service must
have the same concept or a more specific one). The same is applied to the
parameters of a service. This assumes the use of a single ontology shared by
service provider and service requester/discoverer. Ontology matching
"simply" tries to relate concepts of two distinct ontologies, based on their
structural (or whatever, I'm not an expert) similarities. So, ontology
matching might be useful when trying to match semantic web services of
unknown ontological annotation. Anyway, check out Evren Sirin's PhD thesis
for details on (at least one way of) web services matching (which is but one
aspect of the thesis) http://www.mindswap.org/~evren/.
Also, I don't think it can be said that the semantic web is directed towards
one or the other.


On 16/10/2007, Carmine Bussone <carmine.bussone@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the probably noob question. :-)
> In the retrieving-informations work for my thesis i'm currently working
> on the state of the art of the capability matching and i still don't get
> a thing: is the Semantic Web directed to the ontologies matching or
> toward webservices matching? I ask this because ant the moment i can
> only found some "theorical" approaches to the semantic matching of web
> services, while ontology matching seems a more advanced field and seem
> to have more experimental results. Is it because of the spreading of the
> ontology based tecnology or just because in fact the matching of the web
> services is too "old style" or based on the services itself? Where could
> i found some sources on it?
> Thanks in advance.
> Carmine
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