G. Meditskos, N. Bassiliades, “A Combinatory Framework of Web 2.0 Mashup Tools, OWL-S and UDDI”, Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, 38(6), pp. 6657-6668, 2011.

Author(s): G. Meditskos, Nick Bassiliades


Appeared In: Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, 38(6), pp. 6657-6668, 2011.

Keywords: Mashup tools, Semantic mashup discovery, OWL-S OWL-S, UDDI.


Abstract: The increasing number of Web 2.0 applications, such as wikis or social networking sites, indicates a movement to large-scale collaborative and social Web activities. Users can share information, add value to Web applications by using them or aggregate data from different sources creating Web applications (mashups) using specialized tools (mashup tools). However, Web 2.0 is not a new technology, but it rather embraces a new philosophy, treating the Internet as a platform. Several issues related to the Semantic Web vision, such as interoperability or machine understandable data semantics, are not tackled by Web 2.0. In this paper, we present our effort to combine semantic Web services (SWS) discovery frameworks, UDDI repositories and existing mashup tools in order to enhance the procedure of developing mashups with semantic mashup discovery capabilities. Towards this end, we introduce a social-oriented extension of OWL-S advertisements, their mapping algorithm on UDDI repositories and a semantic mashup discovery algorithm. Finally, we elaborate on the way our framework has been realized using the Yahoo Pipes mashup tool.