A Pragmatic Approach for the Semantic Description and Matching of Pervasive Resources

Bandara, Ayomi, Payne, Terry, De Roure, David, Gibbins, Nicholas and Lewis, Tim (2008) A Pragmatic Approach for the Semantic Description and Matching of Pervasive Resources. In, 3rd International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2008)


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The increasing popularity of personal wireless devices has raised new demands for the efficient discovery of heterogeneous devices and services in pervasive environments. With the advancement of the electronic world, the diversity of available services is increasing rapidly. %This raises new demands for the efficient discovery and location of heterogeneous services and resources in dynamically changing environments. Traditional approaches for service discovery describe services at a syntactic level and the matching mechanisms available for these approaches are limited to syntactic comparisons based on attributes or interfaces. In order to overcome these limitations, there has been an increased interest in the use of semantic description and matching techniques to support effective service discovery. In this paper, we present a semantic matching approach to facilitate the discovery of device-based services in pervasive environments. The approach includes a ranking mechanism that orders services according to their suitability and also considers priorities placed on individual requirements in a request during the matching process. The solution has been systematically evaluated for its retrieval effectiveness and the results have shown that the matcher results agree reasonably well with human judgement. Another important practical concern is the efficiency and the scalability of the semantic matching solution. Therefore, we have evaluated the scalability of the proposed solution by investigating the variation in matching time in response to increasing numbers of advertisements and increasing request sizes, and have presented the empirical results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Semantic Matching, Pervasive Computing
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 265318
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 March 2008Accepted
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2008 06:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:10
Semantic Media - Pervasive Annotation for e-Research
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/C010078/1)
Led by: David De Roure
1 March 2006 to 31 August 2008
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265318

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