WS-Query – A framework to efficiently query semantic web service

Mourad Ouzzani, Athman Bouguettaya, Ahmed Elmagarmid

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


We propose a query framework, called WS-Query, to efficiently query semantic Web services using Quality of Web Service (QoWS). Service querying is enabled by a novel service query model where declarative service queries are resolved by multi-level Web service invocations. Quality of Web Service is used as a key parameter to select the best services. QoWS consists of a set of criteria that characterize the behavior of Web services in delivering their functionalities. We adjust the different QoWS parameters through dynamic rating and multimode matching. The dynamic rating provides a quantitative assessment of the Web services in achieving the promised QoWS throughout their interactions with the query infrastructure. The proposed multimode matching expands the solution space by enabling similar/partial answers and allows assigning a degree of precision for each matching mode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
ISSN (Print)16103947
ISSN (Electronic)21978441


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Information Systems

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Ouzzani, M., Bouguettaya, A., & Elmagarmid, A. (2010). WS-Query – A framework to efficiently query semantic web service. In Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing (Vol. 53, pp. 47-86). (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing; Vol. 53). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.