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Subject: Do we need a WSDM Ontology?


I can't say I fully understand the ontology work going on, so I asked 
colleagues working in the area about the ontology of Management, 
specifically Web Services Management.

I got a pointer to DAML work, which has or will become OWL work, at:


Let me quote the front page:

 >The DAML Services arm of the DAML program is developing a DAML-based
 >Web Service Ontology (currently named DAML-S), as well as supporting
 >tools and agent technology to enable automation of services on the
 >Semantic Web.
 >DAML-S supplies Web service providers with a core set of markup
 >language constructs for describing the properties and capabilities of
 >their Web services in unambiguous, computer-interpretable form. DAML-S
 >markup of Web services will facilitate the automation of Web service
 >tasks including automated Web service discovery, execution,
 >interoperation, composition and execution monitoring. Following the
 >layered approach to markup language development, the current version of
 >DAML-S builds on top of DAML+OIL.

Now we have talked about needing semantics, but that was mostly in terms 
of human understanding.  Would ontology work be already covered by the 
requirement to support semantics?

Either way, it seems to be a growing area and one that the proponents 
say will be used much more for Web Services.

If there are any experts on this in the TC, it may well be worth having 
a presentation and discussion.  Probably in terms of the Specification 
tasks discussion.



John DeCarlo, The MITRE Corporation, My Views Are My Own
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