Hypercat RDF: Semantic enrichment for IoT

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

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The rapid growth of sensor networks and smart devices has led to the generation of an increasing amount of information. Such information typically originates from various sources and is published in different formats. One of the key prerequisites for the Internet of Things (IoT) is interoperability. The Hypercat specification defines a lightweight JSON-based hypermedia catalogue, and is tailored towards the existing needs of industry. In this work, we propose a semantic enrichment of Hypercat, defining an RDF-based catalogue. We propose an ontology that captures the core of the Hypercat RDF specification and provides a mapping mechanism between existing JSON and proposed RDF properties. Finally, we propose a new type of search, called Semantic Search, which allows SPARQL-like queries on top of semantically enriched Hypercat catalogues and discuss how this semantic approach offers advantages over what was previously available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemantic Technology - 6th Joint International Conference, JIST 2016, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
Volume10055 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319501116
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event6th Joint International Conference on Semantic Technology - , Singapore
Duration: 2 Nov 20164 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6
http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=54609 (Link to Conference Details)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10055 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th Joint International Conference on Semantic Technology
Abbreviated titleJIST 2016
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