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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 1305-1319 (September 2009)

Service Quality Evaluation by Personal Ontology*

+Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Nanhua University
Dalin, Chiayi, 622 Taiwan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Center for Telecommunication Research
National Chung Cheng University
Chiayi, 621 Taiwan

How to find and select a suitable service for services users are a challenging task. In this paper, we proposed a method of concept categorization with the use of personal ontology to evaluate and select more suitable service according to the preferences of users. We use the attributes of 'reputation' 'compliance,' 'verity,' and 'user ranking' for our evaluation of service quality. In addition, a new attribute called 'reformation' is also added to evaluate service quality. Based on the evaluation attributes, a fuzzy reasoning method is used for service selection. Our method is to aide the evaluation process with user preferences to reflect the fact that the user difference will affect the selection of different service providers. A system prototype has been built for determining the feasibility of our approach.

Keywords: web services, personal ontology, fuzzy reasoning, services selection, user preference

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Received October 31, 2007; accepted June 27, 2008.
Communicated by Jonathan Lee, Wei-Tek Tsai and Yau-Hwang Kuo.
* This paper was partially supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan, R.O.C through grant No. NSC-96-2218-E-343-002-MY2 and Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, R.O.C. through grant No. 96-EC-17-A-02-S1-029.