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Fundamental difference between SAWSDL and Semantic Web Services (SWS)

Wolfgang Obi
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Can someone please briefly point out the fundamental difference between these two concepts....

is there a difference?

is SAWSDL a subset of SWS ?

thank you

-W.O.
[ November 07, 2008: Message edited by: Wolfgang Obi ]
Wolfgang Obi
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anybody ?
Nishant Modak
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AFAIK

SWS - is Semantic Web Service.

SAWSDL - is Semantic Annotations for WSDL.

So, you cannot look into it, as a subset or something.

SWS - is a conecpt under Semantic Web, of having semantics for describing services. While, the Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema (SAWSDL) is a W3C Recommendation which defines mechanisms using which semantic annotations can be added to WSDL components.

Reference:
SAWSDL - W3 Working Group

I hope this clarifies.
[QB]Can someone please briefly point out the fundamental difference between these two concepts....

is there a difference?

is SAWSDL a subset of SWS ?
Wolfgang Obi
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Joined: Dec 05, 2005
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thanks alot for your reply Nishant,...

but, most times i read about SWS, i noticed it is mentioned in conjunction with OWL-S.... (this seems to be the defacto standard for implementing semantic concepts in SWS)...

Maybe my question should have been phrased something like this:

is a web service that is implemented using SAWSDL instead of OWL-S not also a SWS ?

thanks

-W.O.
 
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