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Semantic Annotation of Web Services with Lexicon-Based Alignment

Cantürk, Deniz
Karagöz, Pınar
As the number of available web services published in registries and on web sites increases, web service discovery becomes a challenging task. One solution to the problem is to use distributed web service search system composed of domain specific sub service discoverers. Using ontology is the most common practice to specify domain knowledge. However, an important problem at this point is the lack of semantic annotation for currently available web services. For this reason, there is a strong need for a mechanism for semantic annotation of unannotated services. In this work, we propose a web service semantic annotation method that uses lexicon-based alignment. Lexicon-based alignment considers the different senses of the words, and hence it can find the association between the service and the ontology more accurately than previous alignment techniques.