7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Bootstrapping Operation-Level Web Service Ontology: A bottom-up Approach

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247159,
        author={Xumin Liu and Hua Liu},
        title={Bootstrapping Operation-Level Web Service Ontology: A bottom-up Approach},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={web services ontology wsdl},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247159}
    }
    
  • Xumin Liu
    Hua Liu
    Year: 2012
    Bootstrapping Operation-Level Web Service Ontology: A bottom-up Approach
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247159
Xumin Liu1,*, Hua Liu2
  • 1: Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2: Xerox Research Center at Webster
*Contact email: xl@cs.rit.edu

Abstract

Ontology is the key ingredient of semantic Web service technologies, which support systematic management of Web services, such as automatic service discovery, service composition, and change management. It is crucial and challenging to reduce the human efforts for developing ontologies. We propose a bottom-up approach that bootstraps operation-level service ontologies from WSDL descriptions. The approach leverages the techniques of information retrieval and machine learning. The relevance and similarity between Web services are measured based on the WSDL descriptions. The process of developing service ontologies consists of two steps. First, we build service ontologies based on the service relevance. We then construct the structure of the service ontologies based on the service similarity. We conduct an empirical study on real Web services to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.