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Automatic Composition of Web services based on Functional Annotations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028663D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is proposed to provide the functional annotation of a Web service in the form of a communicating finite-state machine and to use this functional annotation within an automatic algorithm to compute the composition of Web services. The algorithm searches the space of finite-state machines to select Web services that form a composition, which can be executed to achieve an explicit goal or behavioral specification of a business process.