Pragmatic web services: A Semiotic viewpoint

Kecheng Liu, Adrian Benfell

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For an organization to discover and consume contextually relevant web services over a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) requires competencies that move beyond the current boundaries of Syntactic and Semantic Web technology. The theory behind the Pragmatic Web (the study of intentional effects via communicative acts using the web) and Semiotics (the science of signs) can make a significant contribution to formulating an approach to discovering and consuming web services in the format of Pragmatic Web Services. Pragmatic Web Services as defined in this paper affords an array of opportunities should an organization wish to implement a SOA based upon web services whilst taking into account any related contextualized organizational parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware and Data Technologies - 4th International Conference, ICSOFT 2009, Revised Selected Paper
EditorsJose Cordeiro, AlpeshKumar Ranchordas, Boris Shishkov
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2009 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 26 Jul 200929 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2009


  • Pragmatic
  • Semiosis
  • Semiotic
  • Service oriented architecture
  • Web services

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