Use of ontologies in a pervasive computing environment

Anand Ranganathan, Robert E. McGrath, Roy H. Campbell, M. Dennis Mickunas

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Ontologies are entering widespread use in many areas such as knowledge and content management, electronic commerce and the Semantic Web. In this paper we show how the use of ontologies has helped us overcome some important problems in the development of pervasive computing environments. We have integrated ontologies and Semantic Web technology into our pervasive computing infrastructure. Our investigations have shown that Semantic Web technology can be integrated into our CORBA-based infrastructure to augment several important services. This work suggests a number of requirements for future research in the development of ontologies, reasoners, languages and interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence


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