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Web Services from an Agent Perspective

Payne, Terry R. (2008) Web Services from an Agent Perspective IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23, (2)

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The growth of automated services on the Web has facilitated the emergence of a new software development paradigm. This paradigm is based on the composition of disparate services to achieve large-scale, reusable solutions for diverse domains. Borrowing heavily from research in object-oriented software engineering and multiagent systems, the Web service paradigm supports the construction, publication, provision, integration, and utilization of course-grained, software services in open, heterogeneous environments. This article examines this Web service paradigm from an open multiagent systems perspective and contrasts the formally grounded, knowledge-centric view of agents with the pragmatic, declarative, bottom-up approach adopted by Web services.

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Published date: March 2008
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 265307
ISSN: 1541-1672
PURE UUID: c9e0d938-459f-499d-95dc-65025c851e85

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2008 11:00
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:27

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Author: Terry R. Payne

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