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WSS-NFP: Tool for web service selection based on non-functional properties using soft computing

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2 Author(s)
Sunita Tiwari ; Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India ; Saroj Kaushik

Web services provide a promising solution to an age old need of fast and flexible information sharing among people and businesses. One of the key research issues in web services is selection of most pertinent web services. Selection of web service has become a tedious job because of the increasing number of service providers providing services with similar functionality. Therefore, a framework for selection and discovery of web service that can meet the non-functional requirements is needed. In this work, we have developed a selection tool (WSS-NFP) for web services which can rank services based on their non functional properties such as performance, delay etc. We have used soft computing techniques for selection and discovery of web services based on non functional properties. These properties are fuzzy in nature. A tool is developed and implemented that is generic in nature and can be customized for any application domain. As a core of this tool, it consists of Fuzzy System for ranking web services and Neural Network for fine tuning the membership functions for linguistic terms. Appropriate and fine tuned membership functions help in minimizing the output error measure and maximizing the performance index of the proposed tool. This tool is basically a Neuro-Fuzzy system for ranking web services of any domain.

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Machine and Web Intelligence (ICMWI), 2010 International Conference on

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3-5 Oct. 2010