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  Technical Report: CoPlace Define: A Service-Based View of Online Places

CoPlace Define: A Service-Based View of Online Places

Technical Report #:02-08
Author(s): John Patterson, Li-Te Cheng, Werner Geyer
Category(s):Online places, Web Services, CoPlace


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This paper investigates the relationship between online places and Web Services. While the metaphor of online places has been useful for many people in their effort to comprehend the World-Wide Web, it is not sufficient to define a Web Service for online Places. In an effort to define such a Web Service, we outline the requirements of a family of Web Services. We are striving towards the definition of a so-called CoPlace, which is an online place built by combining some elementary place services.

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