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[ANN] Launch of the Beta version of the Service-Finder portal for Web Service discovery

From: Emanuele Della Valle <emanuele.dellavalle@polimi.it>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 13:32:19 +0100
Message-ID: <4B2F6AD3.6020407@polimi.it>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

                  *** Launch of the Beta version of the
            Service-Finder portal for Web Service discovery ***


We would like to announce the release of the beta version of the Service-Finder portal for Web Service discovery. We [1] have developed this portal, a prototype for discovering and annotating Web Services on Web scale, in the scope of the European project Service-Finder [2]. The portal [3] is embedded into a Web 2.0 environment and is aimed to support the setup of a user community that adopts and actively contributes to it.

When is this portal of interest for you? Mainly if:

* you need to find, test and/or use public Web Services in your daily activities;
* you are curious to learn more about Web Services and the opportunities that the Web Service technologies might offer for real-world use cases;
* you would simply like to play around with the portal and try it out.

We prepared a 5-minutes video [4] to introduce you to the portal. Further videos will come in the next days.

We are looking forward to any feedback from the community. We prepared two online questionnaire [5]. Those will help in our future work on further extending and enhancing the portal.

Kind Regards,

the Service-Finder team

P.S.: In the case you have already used seekda's Web Service search engine, you might be wondering about its relationship to the Service-Finder prototype: Both portals build up on a comparable set of public Web Service descriptions. The Service-Finder prototype provides extensions with semantic annotations (e.g. categorization) and Web 2.0 features. Once the Service-Finder technology is consolidated seekda aims at integrating it into its own portal.

[1] seekda (http://seekda.com) / CEFRIEL (http://www.cefriel.it) / Ontoprise (http://www.ontoprise.de) / University of Sheffield (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk)

[2] http://service-finder.eu

[3] http://demo.service-finder.eu

[4] http://www.service-finder.eu/learn-more/project-video

[5] http://service-finder.cefriel.it
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