JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 18(11): 1576-1597, doi: 10.3217/jucs-018-11-1576
Towards a Practical Solution for Data Grounding in a Semantic Web Services Environment
expand article infoMiguel García Rodríguez, Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez, Diego Berrueta Muñoz§, Luis Polo Paredes§, Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
‡ University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain§ Fundacion CTIC, Gijon, Spain
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Grounding is the process in charge of linking requests and responses of web services with the semantic web services execution platform, and it is the key activity to automate their execution in a real business environment. In this paper, the authors introduce a practical solution for data grounding. On the one hand, we need a mapping language to relate data structures from services definition in WSDL documents to concepts, properties and instances of a business domain. On the other hand, two functions that perform the lowering and lifting processes using these mapping specifications are also presented.
service-oriented architectures, web services, cloud computing, semantic web, ontologies, data grounding, semantic web services, interoperability, mapping languages