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Integrating multiple contexts and ontologies in a pervasive computing framework


Clear, AK and Knox, S and Ye, Juan and Coyle, L and Dobson, S and Nixon, Paddy, Integrating multiple contexts and ontologies in a pervasive computing framework, Proceedings of the Workshop on Context and ontologies: theory, practice and applications at ECAI-06, August 28 2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, pp. 20-25. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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There is a commonly accepted need for contexts and ontologies to describe the vast amounts of data that are available to pervasive computing applications. Existing contexts and ontologies are either very generalised, very application specific, or inflexible. An integrated approach is required in which new concepts can be added and related to existing ones transparently. This paper describes a novel approach to the design of a set of contexts and ontologies for context-aware pervasive computing systems. It describes a Query Service, that lies between applications and contextual information, which complemented by the contexts and ontologies, offers a more powerful query answering service to application developers than is currently available.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Pervasive computing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69464
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-10-10

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