Capabilities: Describing What Services Can Do

  title={Capabilities: Describing What Services Can Do},
  author={Phillipa Oaks and Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede and David Edmond},
The ability of agents and services to automatically locate and interact with unknown partners is a goal for both the semantic web and web services. This, “serendipitous interoperability”, is hindered by the lack of an explicit means of describing what services (or agents) are able to do, that is, their capabilities. At present, informal descriptions of what services can do are found in “documentation” elements; or they are somehow encoded in operation names and signatures. We show, by reference… CONTINUE READING
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