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Towards a Protocol for the Attachment of Semantic Descriptions to Grid Services

Towards a Protocol for the Attachment of Semantic Descriptions to Grid Services
Towards a Protocol for the Attachment of Semantic Descriptions to Grid Services
Service discovery in large scale, open distributed systems is difficult because of the need to filter out services suitable to the task at hand from a potentially huge pool of possibilities. Semantic descriptions have been advocated as the key to expressive service discovery, but the most commonly used service descriptions and registry protocols do not support such descriptions in a general manner. In this paper, we present a protocol, its implementation and an API for registering semantic service descriptions and other task/user-specific metadata, and for discovering services according to these. Our approach is based on a mechanism for attaching structured and unstructured metadata, which we show to be applicable to multiple registry technologies. The result is an extremely flexible service registry that can be the basis of a sophisticated semantically-enhanced service discovery engine, an essential component of a Semantic Grid.
Miles, Simon
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Papay, Juri
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Payne, Terry
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Decker, Keith
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Moreau, Luc
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Miles, Simon
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Papay, Juri
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Payne, Terry
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Decker, Keith
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Moreau, Luc
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Miles, Simon, Papay, Juri, Payne, Terry, Decker, Keith and Moreau, Luc (2004) Towards a Protocol for the Attachment of Semantic Descriptions to Grid Services. The Second European across Grids Conference, Cyprus. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-28642-4_27).

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Service discovery in large scale, open distributed systems is difficult because of the need to filter out services suitable to the task at hand from a potentially huge pool of possibilities. Semantic descriptions have been advocated as the key to expressive service discovery, but the most commonly used service descriptions and registry protocols do not support such descriptions in a general manner. In this paper, we present a protocol, its implementation and an API for registering semantic service descriptions and other task/user-specific metadata, and for discovering services according to these. Our approach is based on a mechanism for attaching structured and unstructured metadata, which we show to be applicable to multiple registry technologies. The result is an extremely flexible service registry that can be the basis of a sophisticated semantically-enhanced service discovery engine, an essential component of a Semantic Grid.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: January
Venue - Dates: The Second European across Grids Conference, Cyprus, 2004-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation

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Local EPrints ID: 259480
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259480
PURE UUID: b8018b9d-2e74-4c1d-a526-f5b3beca9bcb
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2004
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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Author: Simon Miles
Author: Juri Papay
Author: Terry Payne
Author: Keith Decker
Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD

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