Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

Pragmatic Web, Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Pragmatic Web, 2006, 21-23 September 2006, Stuttgart, Germany P-89, 53-66 (2006).



Mareike Schoop, Aldo De Moor, Jan Dietz (eds.)


A conceptual architecture for pragmatic web services

Hans Weigand and Willem-Jan Van Den Heuvel


In the current literature on service-oriented computing, the relationship between services and web-services is not always clear. Much research, notably in the area of service representation, discovery and composition, claims to address services whereas they actually apply to web-services. In this paper, we use insights from Language/Action Perspective and from value modeling to define services at an abstract (business) level. On that basis, we explore a pragmatic approach to service discovery, the cornerstone of the Service Oriented Architecture, and show how it differs from web service discovery. In the course of the discussion, some differences between a Semantic Web approach and a Pragmatic Web approach become apparant.

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