Extending a multi-responsive communication architecture for web service description

Adrian Benfell, Kecheng Liu

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Reported in this paper is the view that contemporary web service description enabled by techniques such as WSDL and Semantic Web technologies are not sufficient when matching web services with a set of continuously evolving user requirements driven by organisational objectives. A project that tried to incorporate web services into a software deployment is used as the vehicle to highlight such limitations. Consequently, we report on a method devised to supplement web services with 'pragmatic information' and propose that adding pragmatic information to web services is a research challenge that needs addressing. In addition to the move proposed in this paper, we claim that the concept of 'pragmatic' is an often misguided term when aligned to web service use in organisational contexts of different kinds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS 2011
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS 2011 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 7 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference7th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS 2011


  • ontology
  • pragmatic
  • semiotics
  • web services

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