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RESTdesc—A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition

by Ruben Verborgh, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, Sam Coppens, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle, and Joaquim Gabarró Vallés

If we want automated agents to consume the Web, they need to understand what a certain service does and how it relates to other services and data. The shortcoming of existing service description paradigms is their focus on technical aspects instead of the functional aspect—what task does a service perform, and is this a match for my needs? This paper summarizes our recent work on RESTdesc, a semantic service description approach that centers on functionality. It has a solid foundation in logics, which enables advanced service matching and composition, while providing elegant and concise descriptions, responding to the demands of automated clients on the future Web of Agents.

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Published in 2015 in The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events.

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@inproceedings{verborgh_eswc_2012a,
  title = {{RESTdesc}---A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition},
  author = {Verborgh, Ruben and Steiner, Thomas and Van Deursen, Davy and Coppens, Sam and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik and Gabarr\'o Vall\'es, Joaquim},
  booktitle = {The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events},
  editor = {Simperl, Elena and Norton, Barry and Mladenic, Dunja and Della Valle, Emanuele and Fundulaki, Irini and Passant, Alexandre and Troncy, Rapha\"el},
  year = 2015,
  month = apr,
  volume = 7540,
  pages = {498--500},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  publisher = {Springer},
  url = {http://2012.eswc-conferences.org/sites/default/files/eswc2012_submission_302.pdf},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-662-46641-4},
  isbn = {978-3-662-46640-7},
}

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R. Verborgh, T. Steiner, D. Van Deursen, S. Coppens, E. Mannens, R. Van de Walle, and J. Gabarró Vallés, “RESTdesc—A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition,” in The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events, 2015, vol. 7540, pp. 498–500.
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Ruben Verborgh et al. 2015. RESTdesc—A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition. In Elena Simperl et al., eds. The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 498–500.
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Verborgh, R., Steiner, T., Van Deursen, D., Coppens, S., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R., Gabarró Vallés, J.: RESTdesc—A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition. In: Simperl, E., Norton, B., Mladenic, D., Della Valle, E., Fundulaki, I., Passant, A., and Troncy, R. (eds.) The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events. pp. 498–500. Springer (2015).
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Verborgh, R., Steiner, T., Van Deursen, D., Coppens, S., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R., & Gabarró Vallés, J. (2015). RESTdesc—A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition. In E. Simperl, B. Norton, D. Mladenic, E. Della Valle, I. Fundulaki, A. Passant, & R. Troncy (Eds.), The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events (Vol. 7540, pp. 498–500). Springer.
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Verborgh, Ruben et al. “RESTdesc—A Functionality-Centered Approach to Semantic Service Description and Composition.” The Semantic Web: ESWC 2012 Satellite Events. Ed. Elena Simperl et al. Vol. 7540. Springer, 2015. 498–500. Print. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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