OWLS-MX: A Hybrid Semantic Web Service Matchmaker for OWL-S Services

Matthias Klusch; B. Fries; K. Sycara

In: T. Finin; R. Mizoguchi; S. Staab (Hrsg.). Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, Vol. 7, Pages 121-133, Elsevier Science Publishers B. V, 2009.


In this paper, we describe the first hybrid Semantic Web service matchmaker for OWL-S services, called OWLS-MX. It complements crisp logic-based semantic matching of OWL-S services with token-based syntactic similarity measurements in case the former fails. The results of the experimental evaluation of OWLS-MX provide strong evidence for the claim that logic-based semantic matching of OWL-S services can be significantly improved by incorporating non-logic-based information retrieval techniques. An additional analysis of false positives and false negatives of the hybrid matching filters of OWLS-MX led to an even further improved matchmaker version called OWLS-MX2.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence