Web of Things (WoT) is becoming increasingly interesting for researchers and professionals over the past few years. It provides numerous opportunities by disseminating the data that is generated by physical things and fills the gap between the physical and the virtual world. Despite its importance, WoT search has not been studied enough in the past. Given the dynamic challenge of the WoT, collecting data from WoT resources is not well developed. Furthermore, the effectiveness of WoT search can be significantly improved if the users' intention of the search is also considered. This can be facilitated by knowing the existing status of the WoT in real-world. In this chapter, we address multiple challenges in this area. Firstly, we depict the analytical structure of the future WoT which facilitate crawling, indexing and searching the data from physical things. Secondly, we show how we can identify WoT and extract the data from it. Thirdly, we use our crawler to crawl and analyse WoT data on the Internet. Furthermore, we provide a showcase in the analysis of the flights delay data. Finally, we provide a discussion on future research in this area.
|Title of host publication||Managing the Web of Things|
|Subtitle of host publication||Linking the Real World to the Web|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Feb 2017|