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Web searching is a basic daily activity for computer users. However, providing the appropriate keywords for a search is not easy, especially when a user is unfamiliar with the subject being searched. Web services provide a suitable technical framework for making business processes accessible within enterprises and across enterprises, so that they have promoted a new paradigm of a business process which is called the service-oriented business process. In order to define a suitable ontology representation of business reporting language structures, an analysis of the logical principles of the reporting metadata taxonomies and further classification systems is presented. We show how emerging semantic web services technologies such as the web services execution environment facilitate the creation of such applications, and we discuss the advantages of such applications.