Title: A Rule-based Description Framework for the Composition of Geographic Information Services
Citation: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE vol. 4853 p. 114-127
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37884
ISSN: 0302-9743
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/195h3g384715264g/?p=e0acd3debc624278bc811406e6c8e7f6&pi=7
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-76876-0_8
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: SDIs offer access to a wealth of distributed data sources through standardised service interfaces. Recently, also geoprocessing capabilities are offered as services in SDIs. Combining data sources and processing services in service chain enable the generation of information that is tailored to the users needs. In this paper, we present a rule-based description framework and an associated discovery and composition method that helps service developers to create such service chains from existing services. The goal of the description framework is to describe services on a conceptual level rather than closely mir-roring specific implementation details. It consists of a simple top-level ontology as well as a domain ontology, which provide the basic vocabulary for creating descriptions of both services and the information the service chain is to produce as a result. The composition method uses these rules to discover appropriate services and compose them into a service chain that can produce the required information. The method is illustrated using an example from the domain of risk management.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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