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Service Recommendation System for the Web-Services Broker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015711D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that, at the broker in WebServices architecture, enables a function of recommendation applicable to an inquiry about the services when the broker replies to the inquiry from a requester. Here, not only a search result of the provider's service, but also a recommendation list for the services well used by others within this category will be replied, based on a ServiceRank. Evaluation principles on the service recommendation are: 1) The service, which is chosen and used by many users (Requesters), must be good. 2) The service, which the user (Requester) mostly choosing good services is using, must be good. The calculation of the ServiceRank is based on these principles.