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Ontology-based models in pervasive computing systems


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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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 and systems software
Research Field:Distributed computing and systems software not elsewhere classified
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:69481
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:110
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-03-05
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