[weichselbraun2009c, self.bib] Weichselbraun, Albert (2009). ''Applying Optimal Stopping for Optimizing Queries to External Semantic Web Resources'', Software and Data Technologies, ISBN: 978-3-642-05200-2, Springer, pages 105--118
Semantic Web resources based on ideas originally proposed by MacQueen for optimal stopping in business economics. Modeling applications as decision makers looking for optimal action/answer sets, facing search costs for acquiring information, test costs for checking these information, and receiving a reward depending on the usefulness of the proposed solution, yields strategies for optimizing queries to external services. An extensive evaluation compares these strategies to a conventional coverage based approach, based on real world response times taken from popular Web services.