MATAWS: A Multimodal Approach for Automatic WS Semantic Annotation

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Aksoy C., Labatut V., Cherifi C., Santucci J.

3rd International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT 2011), Macau, China, 11 - 13 July 2011, vol.136, pp.319-321 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 136
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-22185-9_27
  • City: Macau
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-321


Many recent works aim at developing methods and tools for the processing of semantic Web services. In order to be properly tested, these tools must be applied to an appropriate benchmark, taking the form of a collection of semantic WS descriptions. However, all of the existing publicly available collections are limited by their size or their realism (use of randomly generated or resampled descriptions). Larger and realistic syntactic (WSDL) collections exist, but their semantic annotation requires a certain level of automation, due to the number of operations to be processed. In this article, we propose a fully automatic method to semantically annotate such large WS collections. Our approach is multimodal, in the sense it takes advantage of the latent semantics present not only in the parameter names, but also in the type names and structures. Concept-to-word association is performed by using Sigma, a mapping of WordNet to the SUMO ontology. After having described in details our annotation method, we apply it to the larger collection of real-world syntactic WS descriptions we could find, and assess its efficiency.