The proliferation of Internet technology and globalisation of business environment give rise to the advent of virtual e-marketplace among complementary organisations. With significant computational resources available online, it is hardly to imagine that individual organisations will reinvent the wheel by themselves but ignore those standards-based available services. Ontology-based matchmaking in e-marketplace with Web services is a process of finding a particular Web service to fill a specific role. In this paper, firstly, a general e-business conducting phase is described. Then a novel mechanism with embedded matchmaking components is presented to facilitate finding specific services. A Web services repository and a Web services description as essential parts are discussed. Finally, Web services described in DAML-S along with domain ontologies in DAML are illustrated in a case study.
Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Web Conference: Web Technologies Research and Development (APWeb 2005), Shanghai, China, 29 March - 1 April 2005 / Yanchun Zhang, Katsumi Tanaka, Jeffrey Xu Yu, Shan Wang, Minglu Li (eds.)