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Volume 18 / Issue 11

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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-018-11-1576


Towards a Practical Solution for Data Grounding in a Semantic Web Services Environment

Miguel García Rodríguez (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Diego Berrueta Muñoz (Fundacion CTIC, Spain)

Luis Polo Paredes (Fundacion CTIC, Spain)

Jose Emilio Labra Gayo (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: cloud computing, data grounding, interoperability, mapping languages, ontologies, semantic web, semantic web services, service-oriented architectures, web services

Categories: G.2.2, H.3.5, I.2.4