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A Formally Specified Ontology Management API as a Registry for Ubiquitous Computing Systems

A Formally Specified Ontology Management API as a Registry for Ubiquitous Computing Systems
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2007 

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Alexander Paar, Jürgen Reuter, John Soldatos, Kostas Stamatis, Lazaros Polymenakos 

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Recently, several standards have emerged for ontology markup languages that can be used to formalize all kinds of knowledge. However, there are no widely accepted standards yet that define APIs to manage ontological data. Processing ontological information still suffers from the heterogeneity imposed by the plethora of available ontology management systems. Moreover, ubiquitous computing environments usually comprise software components written in a variety of different programming languages, which makes it particularly difficult to establish a common ontology management API with programming language agnostic semantics. We implemented an ontological Knowledge Base Server, which can expose the functionality of arbitrary off-the-shelf ontology management systems via a formally specified and well defined API. A case study was carried out in order to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach to use a formally specified ontology management API to implement a registry for ubiquitous computing systems.

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@article{,
author={Alexander Paar, J{\"u}rgen Reuter, John Soldatos, Kostas Stamatis, Lazaros Polymenakos},
title={A Formally Specified Ontology Management API as a Registry for Ubiquitous Computing Systems},
year=2007,
booktitle={Special Issue IEA/AIE-2006},
publisher={Springer US},
editor={Moonis Ali},
series={Artificial Intelligence},
abstract={Recently, several standards have emerged for ontology markup languages that can be used to formalize all kinds of knowledge. However, there are no widely accepted standards yet that define APIs to manage ontological data. Processing ontological information still suffers from the heterogeneity imposed by the plethora of available ontology management systems. Moreover, ubiquitous computing environments usually comprise software components written in a variety of different programming languages, which makes it particularly difficult to establish a common ontology management API with programming language agnostic semantics. We implemented an ontological Knowledge Base Server, which can expose the functionality of arbitrary off-the-shelf ontology management systems via a formally specified and well defined API. A case study was carried out in order to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach to use a formally specified ontology management API to implement a registry for ubiquitous computing systems.},
journal={The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, and Complex Problem-Solving Technologies (Applied Intelligence)},<

},
}