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SerViz: A Tool for Interactive Visualization of Web Service Collections

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Executive Summary

Existing web service discovery techniques require the user to explore large web service collections to find specific web services. Thus, these techniques do not support the user in effectively discovering web services. Information visualization is proposed to overcome this problem but has not been widely applied to visualize web service collections. This paper introduces SerViz, an interactive prototype tool that is used to visualize web service collections using a network information visualization technique to aid web service discovery and selection. This paper will outline the proposed requirements of information visualization for web service discovery and discuss how these requirements are supported by SerViz.

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