Models for semantic interoperability in service-oriented architectures

G. Vetere, M. Lenzerini
2005 IBM Systems Journal  
Although service-oriented architectures go a long way toward providing interoperability in distributed, heterogeneous environments, managing semantic differences in such environments remains a challenge. We give an overview of the issue of semantic interoperability (integration), provide a semantic characterization of services, and discuss the role of ontologies. Then we analyze four basic models of semantic interoperability that differ in respect to their mapping between service descriptions
more » ... d ontologies and in respect to where the evaluation of the integration logic is performed. We also provide some guidelines for selecting one of the possible interoperability models.
doi:10.1147/sj.444.0887 fatcat:gxuxj7xibbam3ff55lagbn2js4