Accessing and Manipulating Ontologies Using Web Services

Olivier Dameron, Natalya Fridman Noy, Holger Knublauch, Mark A. Musen
2004 International Semantic Web Conference  
Ontologies and Semantic Web Services are the two core technologies of the Semantic Web. The Semantic Web hinges on the ability of computer programs to perform some task involving the autonomous resolution of semantic issues. This ability requires providing standard access for software to ontologies. Moreover, for the Semantic Web to gain widespread acceptance, it needs to reach a critical mass of applications that can interact. This last point requires providing standard access to
more » ... s for manipulating ontologies. Therefore, it is relevant to bring ontologies and Web Services together by providing access to ontologies through Semantic Web Services. We analyse different kinds of ontology-manipulation functionalities that could be implemented as ontology Web Services (OWS). We then propose an architecture allowing programs to insert calls to ontology Web Services into the more general framework of Web Services. We show that this architecture is a necessary complement to OWL-S for Semantic Web applications to perform dynamic discovery and invocation of Web Services, thus addressing a key requirement of the Semantic Web. We then demonstrate the scalability of our architecture as it allows the composition of (ontology) Web Services for performing complex tasks.
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