Unspecified ontologies for eGovernment web services composition and orchestration

Shlomo Berkovsky, Yaniv Eytani, Avigdor Gal

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Ontologies and Web services are the emerging technologies for service interoperability in eGovernment applications. This work proposes to adapt the notion of "UNSpecified Ontology" (UNSO) to the realm of eGovernment Web services. UNSO allows different users to specify their own personal ontologies, thus eliminating the need for an all-inclusive shared ontology and enhance the users' privacy. In the context of eGoverment Web services, it allows users to describe their need in a relatively free form manner and supports smart semantic matching capabilities which simplify use by inexperienced users. In addition, we propose to use these capabilities for the purpose of composition and orchestration of eGoverment Web services to enable specific behaviors tailored to user needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Semantics and Orchestration of eGovernment Processes
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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