“WSMO-Lite: Lightweight Semantic Descriptions for Services on the Web” published as a W3C Member Submission

The “WSMO-Lite: Lightweight Semantic Descriptions for Services on the Web” specification has been published as a W3C Member Submission, co-authored by experts from the University of Insbruck, the Open University, Ontotext AD, FZI, and the University of Manchester. WSMO-Lite is a restricted subset of WSMO (Web Services Modelling Ontology), to be used as an extension to SAWSDL and WSDL for Web Services descriptions. It proposes a layered approach for addition of semantics at the different description levels: the data model (in XML Schema) is annotated with a domain ontology, the interface (in WSDL) is annotated with conditions for invocation of the service and effects of that invocation, the overall functionality of the service is annotated thanks to a service classification ontology.

About Ivan Herman

Ivan Herman is the leader of the Digital Publishing Activity at W3C. For more details, see http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/

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