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    Semantically enriched open API service descriptions in the Cloud

    Petrakis, E. and Mainas, N. and Sotiriadis, Stelios Semantically enriched open API service descriptions in the Cloud. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS), 2017 8th IEEE International Conference on. IEEE. ISBN 9781538604984.

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    We propose an extension of the Open API specifi- cation (OAS) for the semantic description of RESTful services. We suggest that API descriptions (eg. on Clouds) be semantically annotated by associating OAS entities to entities in an ontology. The new approach, referred to Semantic OAS (SOAS) eliminates ambiguities and produces descriptions of RESTful services that are understandable by both, humans and machines. Moreover, SOAS descriptions are equivalent (i.e. can be translated) to an ontology. Therefore, SOAS services can be easily discovered (i.e. by other services), queried by Semantic Web query languages (e.g. SPARQL), checked by reasoners (e.g. Pellet) for consistency or inferring new (hidden) relationships and, finally, be used by service orchestration mechanisms.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Electronic ISSN: 2327-0594
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Stelios Sotiriadis
    Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 13:30
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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