[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: With the expectable growth of the number of Web services available on the WWW and service repositories, the need for mechanisms
that enable the automatic organization and discovery of services becomes increasingly important. Service classification using
standard or proprietary taxonomies is a common and simple facility in this context, complementarily to more sophisticated
service management retrieval techniques. In this paper we propose a heuristic approach for the semi-automatic classification
of Web services, based on a three-level matching procedure between services and classification categories, assuming a corpus
of previously classified services is available. An experimental test of the proposed techniques is reported, showing positive
Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2006 International Workshops, BPD, BPI, ENEI, GPWW, DPM, semantics4ws, Vienna, Austria, September 4-7, 2006, Proceedings; 01/2006
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