The semantic side of Service-Oriented Architectures



In service-oriented architectures (SOA), service descriptions are fundamental elements. In order to automatically execute SOA tasks, such as services discovery, it is necessary to capture and process the semantics of services. We review several semantic web services frameworks that intend to bring semantics to web services. This paper depicts some ideas from SOA and Semantic Web Services and their application to Enterprise Application Integration. We illustrate an example of logic-based semantic matching between consumer services and provided services, which are described in ontologies.


Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), Semantic Web Services, OWL-S, matching service descriptions


Semantic interoperability

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Semantic Enterprise Application Integration for Business Processes: Service-Oriented Frameworks, IGI-Global, March 2009

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Year 2010 : 1 citations

 Mecheri, K.; and Souici-Meslati, L.; "Semantic interoperability of Web services: A survey", Machine and Web Intelligence (ICMWI), 2010 International Conference on , pp. 82-87, 3-5 Oct. 2010, Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-8608-3, doi: 10.1109/ICMWI.2010.5647928, URL: