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Re: Semantics critical success factor

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 10:13:08 -0400
To: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020617101308.G18595@www.markbaker.ca>

Just catching up on some old email I intended to respond to ...

I like this, though it appears to be written assuming that each web
service exposes a custom rather than generic interface.  That's ok
though; either way, this makes sense.  It's just a lot more tractable a
solution in the generic interface case, IMO, since you only have to do
it once for all services.


On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 03:35:57PM -0700, Francis McCabe wrote:
> This CSF is aimed at capturing the technical goal wrt web services and 
> semantics; it is neutral as to technology adopted ;-)
> The impact on architecture is probably less than on the description WG. 
> However, there is more to come ...
> D-AC022 It should be possible for a web service to characterize itself 
> sufficiently for a web services client to make an automatic judgement 
> about the semantics of the web service.
> 	D-AC022.1 The elements referred to in a web service description 
> should be describable in a standard way; preferably in a way that is 
> consistent with W3C OWL
> 	D-AC022.2 Any operations implied by activation of the web service 
> should be describable in a standard way -- using standard references to 
> ontological concepts as appropriate
> 	D-AC022.3 Any preconditions and constraints on the use of the web 
> service should be describable in standard way.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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