The SSN ontology of the W3C semantic sensor network incubator group

Michael Compton*, Payam Barnaghi, Luis Bermudez, Raúl García-Castro, Oscar Corcho, Simon Cox, John Graybeal, Manfred Hauswirth, Cory Henson, Arthur Herzog, Vincent Huang, Krzysztof Janowicz, W. David Kelsey, Danh Le Phuoc, Laurent Lefort, Myriam Leggieri, Holger Neuhaus, Andriy Nikolov, Kevin Page, Alexandre PassantAmit Sheth, Kerry Taylor

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Web Semantics
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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