Towards service composition based on mashup

Liu, X; Hui, Y; Sun, W; Liang, H

Mashup is a hallmark of Web 2.0 and attracts both industry and academia. It refers to an ad hoc composition technology of Web applications that allows users to draw upon content retrieved from external data sources to create entirely new services. Compared to traditional "developer-centric" composition technologies, e.g., BPEI and WSCI, mashup provides a flexible and easy-of-use way for service composition on Web. It makes the consumers free to compose services as they wish as well as simplifies the composition task. This paper makes two contributions.

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