Natural Language Expansion of Web Service Interoperability

Kurt Englmeier, Josiane Mothe, Fionn Murtagh

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This paper presents the Web Service (WS)-Talk interface Layer, a structured natural language interface for the inter-service communication that extends service virtualization to strengthen consumer self-service. While providers will concentrate more on the technical levels of activation and communication within a service network, the users, i.e. the service consumers, will form ad-hoc collaborations between services at the semantic level that suit their own specific needs. We present the Web Service (WS)-Talk layer as a structured-language interface for Web services. This "open building block" can be implemented by both the service designers who as providers are more concerned with the architecture of the underlying service model and the service consumers who as users will seek to specify Web services as solutions to specific problems. Through a semantic layer, WS-Talk creates an abstraction layer that enables views on services expressed in natural language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Aspects of Knowledge Management
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, PAKM 2004, Vienna, Austria, December 2-3, 2004. Proceedings
EditorsDimitris Karagiannis, Ulrich Reimer
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540305453
ISBN (Print)9783540240884
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference PAKM 2004: Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Dec 20043 Dec 2004
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
VolumeLNCS/LNAI 3336
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference PAKM 2004: Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management
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