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   RE: [xml-dev] Semantic Web Services

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Describe the discovery behavior.

a) For what reason is it initiated
b) By what mechanism is it accomplished
c) What entity evolves as a result of 
   acquiring the behavior?
d) How is a message type shared and how 
   after it is shared is it discarded/forgotten 
   as a type (pruning the theory lattice)?

The realistic answer to c) is the client. 
In an ontologically endowed SOA, the client 
must be able to consume a service as a result 
of using the ontology (which itself can be 
delivered by a service), but it can also 
produce an ontology and return it as a 
theory to the emitter.   So discovery 
is a feedback-enabled behavior such that 
the act of using it improves it and 
evolves the system.  A model/theory/ontology 
submitted can then be shared and such 
sharing is the semantic equivalent of 
the Google PageRank.

SOAs are described as a framework of 
shared messages and it is the evolution 
of the message set that should be examined 
because this is the standardization behavior. 

Multiple SOAs that are ontologically distinct 
but share overlapping message types are 
information ecosystems.   Such systems are 
not boundaryless.  In fact, the standardization 
behavior creates boundaries and these affect 
the survival and propagation of any member 
of a distinct information community. 

Next, we must better understand the evolution 
of distinct situations which involve members 
of multiple information communities and how 
these affect the standardization behaviors 
over these messages.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:chiusano_joseph@bah.com]

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> A simple question, but one that could get to
> the heart of whether or not we should expect
> to see growth in the semantic web business:
> What are some services that SemWeb
> applications could expose for discovery
> and integration into web client applications
> including mobile applications?  In other
> words, how and where do the Sem Web and
> Service Oriented Architectures meet?

This should be a good thread. I could go on and on about this, but at
the most rudimentary level (being very simple with the language, and
making some basic assumptions):

- A primary foundation of SOA is shared services

- Semantic Web services will be described in a semantically rich-enough
manner so as to be efficiently discovered (by "efficiently", I mean both
easily and according to the service discoverer's criteria such as QoS

- SOA + Semantic Web = More easily discovered services that are better
tailored to a service discoverer's (human or machine) needs, thereby
enabling service providers to broaden their reach, and service
discoverers to have their processing needs more easily met (higher
"service satisfaction") - which translates into better service for their
customers (if a customer-oriented scenario).


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