A Hypercat-Enabled Semantic Internet of Things Data Hub

Ilias Tachmazidis, Sotiris Batsakis, John Davies, Alistair Duke, Mauro Vallati, Grigoris Antoniou, Sandra Stincic Clarke

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An increasing amount of information is generated from the rapidly increasing number of sensor networks and smart devices. A wide variety of sources generate and publish information in different formats, thus highlighting interoperability as one of the key prerequisites for the success of Internet of Things (IoT). The BT Hypercat Data Hub provides a focal point for the sharing and consumption of available datasets from a wide range of sources. In this work, we propose a semantic enrichment of the BT Hypercat Data Hub, using well-accepted Semantic Web standards and tools. We propose an ontology that captures the semantics of the imported data and present the BT SPARQL Endpoint by means of a mapping between SPARQL and SQL queries. Furthermore, federated SPARQL queries allow queries over multiple hub-based and external data sources. Finally, we provide two use cases in order to illustrate the advantages afforded by our semantic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web - 14th International Conference, ESWC 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
Volume10250 LNCS
ISBN (Electronic)9783319584515
ISBN (Print)9783319584508
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th Extended Semantic Web Conference - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: 28 May 20171 Jun 2017
Conference number: 14
https://2017.eswc-conferences.org (Link to Conference Website)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10250 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th Extended Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleESWC 2017
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