A Prototype of an Extension to the UDDI Registry Allowing Pubilcation and Search Based on Subjective Evaluations
Keywords:UDDI, Web-Services, Evaluations
The current paper introduces the usage of subjective evaluations by others as a tool that can support consumers' decisions. It summarizes the features of the main UDDI registry providers and presents an extension to any UDDI registry allowing users of the registry to publish subjective evaluations for any artifact found in it and to search for artifacts, based on subjective evaluations. The paper outlines some typical business scenarios, in which the proposed extension would be useful, and introduces some areas for feature work and improvement.