Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
The large amount of Web services in internet brings more opportunities for the users, however, it also increases the difficulty to search and find an appropriate Web service for a service request since there are too many similar Web services. To reduce the search space and increase the flexibility of service response, a group of Web services with similar functions are mapped as a service cluster in this paper. A service request and response schema based on service cluster is proposed. The service request from a user is responded by a Web service or a service flow.