Semantic Web Services in a Network Management System
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Semantic Web Services (SWS) are a facility towards full automation of service usage, providing seamless integration of services that are published and accessible on the Web. Based on Semanic Web technology SWS is simply a semantic annotation of the functionalitites and interfaces of Web Services. In the very same way that ontologies and metadata lanaguages will facilitate the integration of static data on the Web, the annotation of services wil help to facilitate the automation of service discovery, service composition, service contracting, and execution.In this thesis we demonstrate how SWS technology can be applied to a network management system (NMS), which can install SNMP managers during run-time in systems running TAPAS platform. Several reasoning applications are made and integrated with the existing system. In addition, we specify a set of Semantic Web Services described using OWL-S, in order to execute these applications.