Enriched service descriptions using business process configurations
Service descriptions play a crucial role in Service-oriented Computing (SOC), e.g., for service discovery, service selection, service composition, etc. However, it has been observed that service providers - the main source of service descriptions - typically release poor service descriptions, i.e., mostly technical-oriented descriptions. Several approaches have been proposed to tackle this problem by enriching poor service descriptions with additional information from other sources, e.g., communities or domain experts. In this work, we propose a novel approach to generate additional information about web services based on the configurations of their consuming business processes. For instance, we can extract annotations and context information for web services based on the configurations of their consuming business processes. In this paper, we introduce our proposed approach and its architecture based on the open-source online modeling platform Oryx and our public service registry Depot.
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