To access resources (Sankar)
Is the next component model, just like EJB. WSDL is
similar to IDL (Arindam Banerji )
Is a service that exposes its properties using
standard Internet protocols. Unlike the tightly coupled
client/server model, in web service, the client is not tightly
coupled with server (Marwan Sabbouh )
Consists of protocols and services (Bob
Since web service has a common interface, it is much
more like a semantic web. WSDL broke down the pieces (?) Semantic
web is much more powerful. In this sense, RDF/Semantic web can
represent web services (David Fallside).
RDF model is simpler than XML model (RDF model has no
attributes). You can read into objects directly as opposed to XML.
A WSDL message could be a semantic model description in RDF.
Services and messages among service agents can be described in RDF
(Tim Berners-Lee ).
Anything on the web has to "scale." WSDL and other
descriptions are semantic web elements. Semantic web/RDF are like
meta-data/data. (It looked like Noah is saying that WSDL can be
expressed as RDF, though it will not scale- check). Such
representation has use in discovery & query. SOAP messages are
not semantic web elements (Noah Mendelsohn ).
Truth lies between Tim
Berners-Lee and Noah Mendelsohn . RDF can describe
documents with nouns and verbs. Noah is asking whether it can
describe adverbs. Web service descriptions can have relationships
expressed in RDF. WSDL describes the service itself. (Rael Dornfest
Semantic web expresses information in a abstracted
model with serializable properties (later on Tim
Berners-Lee said that serializability was not
important). Semantic web elements have URI. Semantic web expresses
information about web services. Semantic web models will accumulate
more information as time progresses. (Tim Berners-Lee )
Semantic web is a model (as opposed to complete &
rich descriptions as in UML, MOF, etc.). In addition, semantic web
is queriable, and provides bindings (David Fallside)
Semantic web can be thought of as database schemas.
Instead of thinking of it as a description language, think of using
it for reasoning about the description (Sankar)
To build the next generation Web, we need to add more
semantics to content and interfaces. It is likely that an extension
of current UML and RDF will be needed for metadata and
modeling. (UML has capabilities for process modeling that would be
useful for designing orchestration of Web Services as well as
capturing XML semantics). The OMG is in the process of
moving towards a model driven architecture approach that will map
UML to Web Services middleware as well as CORBA. Bob Marcusinvited
participants to the "Software Services Grid Workshop,"
We need the definition of objects (on the web?) to be
more general (Chalon Mullins)
Semantic web provides the territories to describe
where web services will apply (Rael Dornfest ).