A semantic web services discovery approach integrating multiple similarity measures and k-means clustering

Mourad Fariss, Naoufal El Allali, Hakima Asaidi, Mohamed Bellouki

Abstract


Web service (WS) discovery is an essential task for implementing complex applications in a service oriented architecture (SOA), such as selecting, composing, and providing services. This task is limited semantically in the incorporation of the customer’s request and the web services. Furthermore, applying suitable similarity methods for the increasing number of WSs is more relevant for efficient web service discovery. To overcome these limitations, we propose a new approach for web service discovery integrating multiple similarity measures and k-means clustering. The approach enables more accurate services appropriate to the customer's request by calculating different similarity scores between the customer's request and the web services. The global semantic similarity is determined by applying k-means clustering using the obtained similarity scores. The experimental results demonstrated that the proposed semantic web service discovery approach outperforms the state-of-the approaches in terms of precision (98%), recall (95%), and F-measure (96%). The proposed approach is efficiently designed to support and facilitate the selection and composition of web services phases in complex applications.

Keywords


K-means; Ontology; Semantic measure of similarity; SOA; Web service discovery;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v24.i2.pp1228-1237

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