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The SSN Ontology of the W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator Group

Compton, M, Barnaghi, P, Bermudez, L, Garcia-Castro, R, Corcho, O, Cox, S, Graybeal, J, Hauswirth, M, Henson, C, Herzog, A , Huang, V, Janowicz, K, Kelsey, D, Phuoc, D, Lefort, L, Leggieri, M, Neuhaus, H, Nikolov, A, Page, K, Passant, A, Sheth, A and Taylor, K (2012) The SSN Ontology of the W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator Group Journal of Web Semantics, 17. pp. 25-32.

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The W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator group (the SSN-XG) produced an OWL 2 ontology to describe sensors and observations — the SSNontology, available at The SSNontology can describe sensors in terms of capabilities, measurement processes, observations and deployments. This article describes the SSNontology. It further gives an example and describes the use of the ontology in recent research projects.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
Compton, M
Barnaghi, P
Bermudez, L
Garcia-Castro, R
Corcho, O
Cox, S
Graybeal, J
Hauswirth, M
Henson, C
Herzog, A
Huang, V
Janowicz, K
Kelsey, D
Phuoc, D
Lefort, L
Leggieri, M
Neuhaus, H
Nikolov, A
Page, K
Passant, A
Sheth, A
Taylor, K
Date : December 2012
DOI : 10.1016/j.websem.2012.05.003
Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Web Semantics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Web Semantics, 17, December 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.websem.2012.05.003.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Dec 2012 13:18
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:38

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