Web Services Dependency Networks Analysis [article]

Chantal Cherifi1, Vincent Labatut, Jean-François Santucci
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Along with a continuously growing number of publicly available Web services (WS), we are witnessing a rapid development in semantic-related web technologies, which lead to the apparition of semantically described WS. In this work, we perform a comparative analysis of the syntactic and semantic approaches used to describe WS, from a complex network perspective. First, we extract syntactic and semantic WS dependency networks from a collection of publicly available WS descriptions. Then, we take
more » ... vantage of tools from the complex network field to analyze them and determine their topological properties. We show WS dependency networks exhibit some of the typical characteristics observed in real-world networks, such as small world and scale free properties, as well as community structure. By comparing syntactic and semantic networks through their topological properties, we show the introduction of semantics in WS description allows modeling more accurately the dependencies between parameters, which in turn could lead to improved composition mining methods.
arXiv:1305.0261v1 fatcat:e76ni64ombhl3ia727aegri7ye