Service Semantics



The chapter looks at how to enrich the description of cloud services with semantic knowledge. This enrichment is conducted using Linked USDL (Unified Service Description Language), a service description language built with semantic web technologies. Linked USDL provides a business and technical envelope to describe services’ general information and their Web API. This improves the search and contracting of services over the web. Using the LastFM cloud service as a starting point, the chapterdelves into semantic description and explains the development of a Web API build using the REST paradigm to access cloud services pragmatically.


service systems, service descriptions, service modelling, service programming


Service Systems

Book Chapter

Fundamentals of Service Systems, 5, pp. 137-178, Springer, December 2015


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