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Service discovery You do not need an account to – Browse Services – Search the Catalogue Search from the Home Page: Search Browse Search by data
Service discovery: Browsing Tags Services Filters
Service discovery: Faceted browsing Filtered services Filters: applied (top) and available (below) Filters: applied (top) and available (below) Subscribe to these filters Further searching
Service discovery: Search Search for “workflow” 4 Services 11 Soap Operations 1 REST Endpoint
Service discovery: Detail Service names Provider information. Supplementary annotations. Monitoring status Service URIs
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Registering a service Register a SOAP (WSDL) based Web Service Register a REST based Web Service
Registering a service: SOAP 1 Submit the Service WSDL Hit “Preview” to check (and add to) the information provided by the WSDL
Registering a service: SOAP 2 Lots of information is gathered from the WSDL And so on …
Registering a service: SOAP 3 Lots more can be added … Alternative names. Links to documentation. Categories (for Service filtering). Tags. Free-text description.
Registering a service: REST Alternative names. Links to documentation. Categories (for Service filtering). Tags. Free-text description. Base URL or Endpoint. Service name.
Annotating services 1 Add tags … Start typing and tags are suggested. Ontology support. (BioVeL domain ontologies are in development) Ontology support. (BioVeL domain ontologies are in development) More (relevant) tags makes a service easier to find for others. More (relevant) tags makes a service easier to find for others.
Annotating services 2 You can add: – Documentation links – High level descriptions – Usage conditions – Costs – Licencing – Contact information – Publications – Citations
Annotating services 3 Add example data to input/output ports …
Summary Anyone can browse and search Members can – Register services – Annotate any part of any service Names, Categories, Tags Descriptions Example data – Get service monitoring updates