SEMAPLAN: Combining Planning with Semantic Matching to Achieve Web Service Composition

Rama Akkiraju, Rama Akkiraju1, Biplav Srivastava, Anca-Andreea Ivan, Richard Goodwin, Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood

In this paper, we present a novel algorithm to compose Web services in the presence of semantic ambiguity by combining semantic matching and AI planning algorithms. We use cues from domain-independent and domain-specific ontologies to compute an overall semantic similarity score between ambiguous terms. This semantic similarity score is used by AI planning algorithms to guide the searching process when composing services. Experimental results indicate that planning with semantic matching produces better results than planning or semantic matching alone. The solution is suitable for semi-automated composition tools or directory browsers.

Subjects: 1.11 Planning; 1.10 Information Retrieval

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