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Reconciling Semantic Heterogeneity in Web Services Composition


Xitong Li


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Stuart Madnick


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Hongwei (Harry) Zhu


University of Massachusetts Lowell; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Old Dominion University

Yushun Fan


Tsinghua University

September 24, 2009

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4755-09
Composite Information Systems Laboratory Working Paper No. 2009-08

Abstract:     
Service Oriented Computing (SOC) is a popular computing paradigm for the development of distributed Web applications. Service composition, a key element of SOC, is severely hampered by various types of semantic heterogeneity among the services. In this paper, we address the various semantic differences from the context perspective and use a lightweight ontology to describe the concepts and their specializations. Atomic conversions between the contexts are implemented using XPath functions and external services. The correspondences between the syntactic service descriptions and the semantic concepts are established using a flexible, standard-compliant mechanism. Given the naive BPEL composition ignoring semantic differences, our reconciliation approach can automatically determine and reconcile the semantic differences. The mediated BPEL composition incorporates necessary conversions to convert the data exchanged between different services. Our solution has the desirable properties (e.g., adaptability, extensibility and scalability) and can significantly alleviate the reconciliation efforts for Web services composition.

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Keywords: Web service, service composition, semantic heterogeneity, ontology, context

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Date posted: September 24, 2009  

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Li, Xitong and Madnick, Stuart and Zhu, Hongwei (Harry) and Fan, Yushun, Reconciling Semantic Heterogeneity in Web Services Composition (September 24, 2009). Composite Information Systems Laboratory Working Paper No. 2009-08. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1478025 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1478025

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Xitong Li
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )
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Stuart E. Madnick (Contact Author)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )
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Hongwei Zhu
University of Massachusetts Lowell ( email )
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )
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Old Dominion University ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://www.odu.edu/~hzhu
Yushun Fan
Tsinghua University ( email )
Beijing, 100084
China
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