A framework for Semantic Web services discovery Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Primary Health Care


  • This paper describes a framework for ontology-based flexible discovery of Semantic Web services. The proposed approach relies on user-supplied, context-specific mappings from an user ontology to relevant domain ontologies used to specify Web services. We show how a user's query for a Web service that meets certain selection criteria can be transformed into queries that can be processed by a matchmaking engine that is aware of the relevant domain ontologies and Web services. We also describe how user-specified preferences for Web services in terms of non-functional requirements (e.g., QoS) can be incorporated into the Web service discovery mechanism to generate a partially ordered list of services that meet user-specified functional requirements. Copyright 2005 ACM.

publication date

  • December 2005



  • Conference Paper


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1097047.1097057

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 45

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  • 50