M. Sabesan, Tore Risch, Gihan Wikramanayake
Web services provide interfaces to web resources described by WSDL interface definitions. The Web Service MEDiator system (WSMED) enables querying data accessible through web services. WSMED allows web service meta-data to be automatically extracted from any WSDL description. Then views can be created in terms of the imported meta-data and queried using SQL. To enhance query performance, WSMED permits to complement the automatically extracted web service meta-data with semantic enrichments. A WSMED prototype is being evaluated over existing web services to verify the effectiveness of the approach. It is being investigated how semantic enrichments and other query optimization methods are useful for efficient querying of mediated web services.
In Conference Proceedings - 8th International Information Technology Conference on Innovations for a Knowledge Economy, Infotel Lanka Society Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12-13 Oct 2006, pp. 39-44, ISBN 955-8974-04-8.