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An Evolutionary Algorithm for Automatic Composition of Information Web Services in Mashups

Title: An Evolutionary Algorithm for Automatic Composition of Information Web Services in Mashups
Authors: Thomas Fischer, Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Source: Proceedings of the 7th IEEE European Conference on Web Services
Place: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Date: 2009-11-01
Type: Conference Paper
Abstract:

The idea behind mashups is to provide a mechanism that allows for
more or less spontaneous combination of existing web applications.
Users shall thus be enabled to combine data and services according to
their needs. However, existing mashup frameworks require some
programming knowledge, hence are not suitable for non-expert users. In
this paper, we present a system that builds on existing Semantic Web
research to achieve an automatic, ad-hoc generation of mashups thus
eliminating the need for programmer involvement. At the core of our
approach, there is an evolutionary algorithm that automatically
composes different information web services based on semantic service
descriptions. The information that has been retrieved from the invoked
web services is automatically transformed into a semantic
representation and presented as a mashup to the users of the system.

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