The 3rd International Semantic Web Conference(ISWC2004), November 7-11, 2004, Hiroshima, Japan
We suppose that two Web Services with semantically similar data models are to be composed so that the output of one contributes to the input of the other. The task is made easier by having access to OWL-S descriptions of each Web Service, in particular the syntax and semantics of their data models. This paper describes a running prototype of the Web Services Integration via Rules for Data Transformation (WSIRD) system, which consists of two parts: an off-line system that infers data transformation rules, and an on-line system that runs the rules effecting the transformation. The rules can incorporate calls to data conversion and type casting procedures to accommodate differences in the two data models.
Proceedings of the 3rd International Semantic Web Conference(ISWC2004).