WSMO-Lite at ESWC 2008 July 29, 2008

WSMO-Lite which describes a lightweight service ontology and annotation mechanism for Web Service Description Language (WSDL), has been accepted for the European Semantic Web Conference 2008 (you can download the paper here).

WSMO-Lite which is currently under a review process in a CMS working group, has been co-authored by Tomas Vitvar, Jacek Kopecky, Jana Viskova and Dieter Fensel. In this paper we define the service ontology describing constructs for services’ information model (ontology) as well as functional services’ descriptions (i.e., categorisation, conditions and effects). Using the W3C Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema (SAWSDL), we define a mechanism for annotation of various WSDL components with WSMO-Lite semantic descriptions. In addition, we define the algorithm to derive behavioural service descriptions in a form of Abstract State Machines (ASM) from functional annotations (i.e. conditions and effects) of WSDL interface operations and we outline a usage of semantic annotations for a number of services’ use tasks such as service discovery, composition, selection and mediation.