Yasmina - Checking service compatibility with ILP

Yasmina performs a variety of quick checks to semi-decide compatibility of services. The results may be used during service discovery to narrow down the search for a compatible partner service. Please find more information in the science section. One possible input for Yasmina are fingerprints, as provided by Linda.

Yasmina Science

You may read more about the theory behind Yasmina, and find a case study in this paper (Oanea, Sürmeli, Wolf, ICSOC 2010).

Download Yasmina

Version history

Yasmina has been developed for quite some time now. See the ChangeLog for details or try out the older versions.


Yasmina is open source software, licensed under the AGPL3+.

Install Yasmina


Installing and running Yasmina requires a bunch of other tools:

Compiling requires:

Testing requires:

Contributing requires:

  • Bison - Gnu parser generator - Bison is a general-purpose parser generator that converts an annotated context-free grammar into a deterministic LR or generalized LR (GLR) parser employing LALR(1) parser tables.
  • GNU Gengetopt - Gengetopt generates a C function that uses getopt_long function to parse the command line options, to validate them and fills a struct .
  • flex: The Fast Lexical Analyzer - Flex is a tool for generating scanners. A scanner, sometimes called a tokenizer, is a program which recognizes lexical patterns in text. The flex program reads user-specified input files, or its standard input if no file names are given, for a description of a scanner to generate.

Quick install

Extract the tar ball into a folder of your choice, and follow the steps below.

  1. Configure
  2. Compile
  3. Test (optional, but recommended)
    make check
  4. Install
    sudo make install


Yasmina's manual explains usage, features, and a brief scientifical background. If you are further interested learning more about the science behind Yasmina, please consult Yasmina's science section.


Yasmina's documentation aims at the developer in you. If you are interested in implementation details this is the right place for you to look.


The current maintainer of Yasmina is Jan Sürmeli.


Olivia Oanea implemented the first version of Yasmina and Jan Sürmeli re-implemented Yasmina from the scratch.


Several people have committed time, code, and advice to the development of Yasmina.

  • Niels Lohmann (7 commits)
  • Jan Sürmeli (6 commits)
  • Christian Gierds (1 commit)
  • Andreas Lehmann (1 commit)
  • Marvin Triebel (1 commit)