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Service-oriented architectures follow the find-bind-execute paradigm, in which service providers register their services in public or private registries, which clients use to locate Web services. If a service registry has information on a service that matches a client's criteria, it provides a contract and an access point. Web service discovery is a key component in service-oriented computing. However, without Web service quality standards and quality-based discovery mechanisms, the trustworthiness of business-to-business interactions can't be guaranteed.
Date of Publication: May-June 2008