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EXPRESS: EXPressing REstful Semantic Services using domain ontologies

Alowisheq, Areeb, Millard, David and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2009) EXPRESS: EXPressing REstful Semantic Services using domain ontologies At 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), Doctoral Consortium, United States. 25 - 29 Oct 2009. , pp. 941-948.

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Existing approaches to Semantic Web Services (SWS) require a domain ontology and a semantic description of the service. In the case of lightweight SWS approaches, such as SAWSDL, service description is achieved by semantically annotating existing web service interfaces. Other approaches such as OWL-S and WSMO describe services in a separate ontology. So, existing approaches separate service description from domain description, therefore increasing design efforts. We propose EXPRESS a lightweight approach to SWS that requires the domain ontology definition only. Its simplicity stems from the similarities between REST and the Semantic Web such as resource realization, self describing representations, and uniform interfaces. The semantics of a service is elicited from a resource’s semantic description in the domain ontology and the semantics of the uniform interface, hence eliminating the need for ontologically describing services. We provide an example that illustrates EXPRESS and then discuss how it compares to SA-REST and WSMO.

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Published date: 6 October 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: 25-29 October 2009
Venue - Dates: 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), Doctoral Consortium, United States, 2009-10-25 - 2009-10-29
Keywords: semantic web, semantic web services, ontologies, REST, SA-REST, WSMO
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 268223
ISBN: 978-3-642-04929-3
PURE UUID: 419041f0-0723-4578-850c-8ba7ada711a2
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 15 Nov 2009 23:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:56

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Author: Areeb Alowisheq
Author: David Millard ORCID iD

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