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Coupled Signature and Specification Matching for Automatic Service Binding

Title: Coupled Signature and Specification Matching for Automatic Service Binding
Authors: Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
Source: European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2004), 27.-30. September 2004
Place: Erfurt, Germany
Date: 2004-09-01
Type: Publication
File: ECOWS2004.pdf
Slides: ECOWS2004.ppt
BibTex:
@INPROCEEDINGS{KK04c,
  author = {Michael Klein and Birgitta K{"o}nig-Ries},
  month = {September},
  year = 2004,
  title = {Coupled Signature and Specification Matching for Automatic Service Binding},
  booktitle = {Proc. of the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2004)},
  address = {Erfurt, Germany},
  abstract = {Matching of semantic service descriptions is the key to automatic
              service discovery and binding. Existing approaches split the
              matchmaking process in two step: signature and specification
              matching. However, this leads to the problem that offers are not
              found although they are functionally suitable if their signature
              is not fitting the requested one. Therefore, in this paper, we
              propose a matching algorithm that does not use a separated and
              explicit signature matching step, but derives the necessary
              messages from the comparison of pre- and postconditions. As a
              result, the algorithm not only finds all functionally suitable
              services even if their signatures do not match, but also is able
              to derive the messages needed for an automatic invocation.}
}