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FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
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A User-Centered Methodology for the Evaluation of (Semantic) Web Service Discovery and Selection

Title: A User-Centered Methodology for the Evaluation of (Semantic) Web Service Discovery and Selection
Authors: Friederike Klan, Birgitta König-Ries
Source: In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
Date: 2014-06-01
Type: Conference Paper
Abstract:

Recently, a new breed of user-centric solutions to \WS discovery and selection that applies Semantic Web Service technology in B2C settings such as e-Commerce has evolved. They significantly differ from traditional \WS frameworks and have to cope with new challenges such as assisting consumers in specifying service requirements and providing effective decision support for service selection. Existing evaluation efforts within the scope of Semantic Web Services do not account for these user-specific requirements and hence are not appropriate for assessing the quality of solutions that are dedicated to end-users, i.e. service consumers. In this paper, we address this issue by proposing a user-centered methodology for the evaluation of Semantic Web Service retrieval and demonstrating its feasibility.

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