Service Semantics Classification: an Approach Towards Modular Service Ontology


Sorathia, Vikram and Ferreira Pires, Luis and Sinderen, Marten van and Wijnhoven, Fons (2009) Service Semantics Classification: an Approach Towards Modular Service Ontology. In: 4th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontologies, 21-22 Dec 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Abstract:Since service systems are becoming increasingly complex in emerging technology, business, legal and economics environments, service abstractions are necessary to master this complexity. However, the term ‘service’ means different things to different people in different disciplines, which implies that any attempt to define general purpose service abstractions must address the disambiguation of the term. Service ontologies and service knowledge management efforts mainly aim at elucidating service semantics. Each discipline has multiple biased service-related concepts, so that in order to build comprehensive multi-disciplinary service models, the service-related concepts of the involved disciplines have to be integrated and structured in a consistent way. We claim that this requires a modular approach in which general purpose service semantics can be further extended or specialised with domain-specific concepts. Service-related and domain-specific concepts can be integrated and structured in many different ways. This paper proposes a semantics classification scheme based on service aspects that are essential for a services ecosystem.
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