Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-63320
Wei, Dengping; Wang, Ting; Wang, Ji; Bernstein, Abraham (2011). SAWSDL-iMatcher: A customizable and effective Semantic Web Service matchmaker. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 9(4):402-417.
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As the number of publicly available services grows, discovering proper services becomes an important issue and has attracted amount of attempts. This paper presents a new customizable and effective matchmaker, called SAWSDL-iMatcher. It supports a matchmaking mechanism, named iXQuery, which extends XQuery with various similarity joins for SAWSDL service discovery. Using SAWSDL-iMatcher, users can flexibly customize their preferred matching strategies according to different application requirements. SAWSDL-iMatcher currently supports several matching strategies, including syntactic and semantic matching strategies as well as several statistical-model-based matching strategies which can effectively aggregate similarity values from matching on various types of service description information such as service name, description text, and semantic annotation. Besides, we propose a semantic matching strategy to measure the similarity among SAWSDL semantic annotations. These matching strategies have been evaluated in SAWSDL-iMatcher on SAWSDL-TC2 and Jena Geography Dataset (JGD). The evaluation shows that different matching strategies are suitable for different tasks and contexts, which implies the necessity of a customizable matchmaker. In addition, it also provides evidence for the claim that the effectiveness of SAWSDL service matching can be significantly improved by statistical-model-based matching strategies. Our matchmaker is competitive with other matchmakers on benchmark tests at S3 contest 2009.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics|
|DDC:||000 Computer science, knowledge & systems|
|Deposited On:||20 Jul 2012 11:30|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2013 00:58|
|Other Identification Number:||merlin-id:5093|
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