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Ontology-based models in pervasive computing systems

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Ye, J and Coyle, L and Dobson, S and Nixon, Paddy, Ontology-based models in pervasive computing systems, Knowledge Engineering Review, 22, (4) pp. 315-347. ISSN 0269-8889 (2007) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0269888907001208

Abstract

Pervasive computing is by its nature open and extensible, and must integrate the information from a diverse range of sources. This leads to a problem of information exchange, so sub-systems must agree on shared representations. Ontologies potentially provide a well-founded mechanism for the representation and exchange of such structured information. A number of ontologies have been developed specifically for use in pervasive computing, none of which appears to cover adequately the space of concerns applicable to application designers. We compare and contrast the most popular ontologies, evaluating them against the system challenges generally recognized within the pervasive computing community. We identify a number of deficiencies that must be addressed in order to apply the ontological techniques successfully to next-generation pervasive systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed Computing
Research Field:Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69481
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:72
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-03-05
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