Unified Service Search Engine

The Unified Service Search Engine is an extensible framework used for applying service discovery over heterogeneous registries and networks. It is characterized by an open, plug-in based architecture enabling the smooth accommodation of heterogeneous registry and service description standards.


High-level architecture of the Unified Service Search Engine

Registry plug-ins are used to provide access to the various heterogeneous service registries and/or networks, while appropriate handler components are employed to deal with the various syntactic, semantic and quality-of-service descriptions that the registries and p2p networks advertise.