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., ...Daha Fazla

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2005, PROCEEDINGS, cilt.3733, ss.352-361, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3733
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/11569596_38
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.352-361


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.