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Bottom-up Web APIs with self-descriptive responses

by Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

The success or failure of Semantic Web services is non-measurable: many different formats exist, none of them standardized, and few to no services actually use them. Instead of trying to retrofit Web APIs to our models, building APIs in a different way makes them usable by generic clients. This paper argues why we should create Web APIs out of reusable building blocks whose functionality is self-descriptive through hypermedia controls. The non-functional aspects of such APIs can be measured on the server and client side, bringing us to a more scientific vision of agents on the Web.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop.

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@inproceedings{verborgh_kss_2015,
  author = {Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title = {Bottom-up Web {APIs} with self-descriptive responses},
  year = 2015,
  month = feb,
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop},
  series = {KIT Scientific Reports},
  volume = 7692,
  pages = {143--148},
}

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R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “Bottom-up Web APIs with self-descriptive responses,” in Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop, 2015, vol. 7692, pp. 143–148.
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Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle. 2015. Bottom-up Web APIs with self-descriptive responses. In Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop. KIT Scientific Reports. 143–148.
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Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: Bottom-up Web APIs with self-descriptive responses. In: Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop. pp. 143–148 (2015).
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Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2015). Bottom-up Web APIs with self-descriptive responses. In Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop (Vol. 7692, pp. 143–148).
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Verborgh, Ruben, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle. “Bottom-up Web APIs with Self-Descriptive Responses.” Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop. Vol. 7692. 2015. 143–148. Print. KIT Scientific Reports.

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