A pervasive environment for location-aware and semantic matching based information gathering


ERDUR R. C. , DIKENELLI O. , ONAL A., GUMUS O. , Kardas G. , BAYRAK O., ...More

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2005, PROCEEDINGS, vol.3733, pp.352-361, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3733
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/11569596_38
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2005, PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-361

Abstract

The main motivation of this paper is to integrate the semantic matching capability into the pervasive computing environments. In this context, we have developed an environment that provides a semantic matching based information gathering capability for mobile users. An important feature of the developed environment is its domain independence. Domain independence is realized by first transferring the concepts of a specific domain's ontology in XML format from the server to the mobile device, and then parsing that XML file for dynamically creating a visual interface, using which users can enter requests. The generic design of the semantic matching engine also contributes to domain independence, since a generic matching engine can accept inputs and return outputs using concepts from any ontology. To show the effectiveness of the architecture, a case study was implemented in a campus area. In this case study, mobile users can find closest places to reside or eat something.