A Survey of the Semantic Specification of Sensors

TitleA Survey of the Semantic Specification of Sensors
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCory Henson, Holger Neuhaus, Michael Compton, Laurent Lefort, Amit Sheth
Publisher2nd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN09)
KeywordsSemantic Sensor Web and Ontology and Semantic Annotation and SSW and Semantic Sensor Networks
Abstract

Semantic sensor networks use declarative descriptions of sensors promote reuse and integration, and to help solve the dificulties of installing, querying and maintaining complex, heterogeneous sensor networks. This paper reviews the state of the art for the semantic specification of sensors, one of the fundamental technologies in the semantic sensor network vision. Twelve sensor ontologies are reviewed and analysed for the range and expressive power of their concepts. The reasoning and search technology developed in conjunction with these ontologies is also reviewed, as is technology for annotating OGC standards with links to ontologies. Sensor concepts that cannot be expressed accurately by current sensor ontologies are also discussed.

Full Text

Michael Compton, Cory Henson, Laurent Lefort, Holger Neuhaus, Amit Sheth 'A Survey of the Semantic Specification of Sensors,' in Proceedings of the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks, 25-29 October 2009, Washington DC.
project: Semantic Sensor Web
year: 2009
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