SeMa² – a Hybrid Semantic Service Matching Approach


The SeMa² software module is a hybrid semantic service matchmaker based on OWL-S service descriptions and SWRL rules that participated in the S3 Contests 2008 to 2010. It provides syntactical as well as semantical matching techniques. Besides classifying input and output parameters it offers an approach to precondition and effect rule matching and reasoning. In this chapter we describe the architecture and the workflow of our approach and the results that have been evaluated during the last S3 Contest and with experimental test runs. Finally, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of our implementation and propose future steps on our work.

author = {Nils Masuch, Benjamin Hirsch, Michael Burkhardt, Axel Heßler and Sahin Albayrak},
	title = {Semantic Services: Advancement through Evaluation},
	month = {May},
	year = {2012},
	publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
	address = {Berlin / Heidelberg},
	chapter = {SeMatextsuperscript{2} -- a Hybrid Semantic Service Matching Approach},
	editor = {M. Brian Blake and Liliana Cabral and Birgitta K{"o}nig-Ries and Ulrich
K{"u}ster and David Martin},
	pages = {tba},
	isbn = {978-3-642-28734-3},
	language = {english},
	keywords = {SOA, semantic, web, services, matchmaking, discovery},
	research_area = {IT Architectures},
Semantic Services: Advancement through Evaluation, Springer