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Selecting Web Services Statistically

Lambert, Mr David J and Robertson, Dr David S (2006) Selecting Web Services Statistically. In Klusch, Matthias and Rovatsos, Michael and Payne, Terry R, Eds. Proceedings Cooperative Information Agents X, pages pp. 153-167, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Service oriented computing offers a new approach to programming. To be useful for large and diverse sets of problems, effective service selection and composition is crucial. While current frameworks offer tools and methods for selecting services based on various user-defined criteria, little attention has been paid to how such services act and interact. Similarly, the patterns of interaction might be important at a level other than that of the user-programmer. Semantic agreement between services, and the patterns of interaction between them, will be an important factor in the usability and success of service composition. We argue that this cannot be guaranteed by logic-based description of individual services. We have developed a simple but apparently effective technique for selecting agents and interactions based on evidence of their prior performance.

Subjects:Student Papers
AKT Challenges > Knowledge reuse
AKT Challenges > Knowledge retrieval
AKT Challenges > Knowledge publishing
ID Code:538
Deposited By:Lambert, Mr Dave
Deposited On:23 January 2007
Alternative Locations:http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0343920/publications/cia06.pdf

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