Creating target-rich environments in a service-oriented architecture

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Steve Burbeck and Steve Graham

Date archived: September 6, 2016 | First published: December 01, 2000

This article introduces and encourages the use of taxonomies for categorizing services in ways that make them easy to locate. We begin by describing the problem addressed by taxonomies and then introduce a scenario that requires one. We discuss the need for taxonomies from the perspective of service providers and requestors. We then create the requirements for an architecture to support categorization and a proposal on how this architecture will address these needs.

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