Pragmatic Web services: a semiotic viewpoint

K. Liu, Adrian Benfell

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For an organization to discover and consume contextually relevant web services over a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) requires competencies that move beyond the current boundaries of Syntactic and Semantic Web technology. The theory behind the Pragmatic Web (the study of intentional effects via communicative acts using the web) and Semiotics (the science of signs) can make a significant contribution to formulating an approach to discovering and consuming web services in the format of Pragmatic Web Services. Pragmatic Web Services as defined in this paper affords an array of opportunities should an organization wish to implement a SOA based upon web services whilst taking into account any related contextualized organizational parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-32
Number of pages15
JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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