Annotating Real-World Objects Using Semantic Entities

Henning Hasemann, Oliver Kleine, Alexander Kröller, Myriam Leggieri, Dennis Pfisterer


Due to protocols such as 6LoWPAN and CoAP, wireless sensor nodes have become an integral part of the Internet. While this makes their data available on the Internet, it still remains a strictly devicecentric approach. However, one is usually interested in the phenomena observed by one or more devices and not in the sensors themselves. To bridge this gap, we introduce and evaluate the concept of Service-Level Semantic Entities (SLSE). They support the automatic semantic annotation of real-world objects based on networked sensor devices. SLSE continuously collect observations of sensors attached to some objects, and aggregates them to descriptions of the objects themselves. It then makes this augmented object data available as (semantic) linked data. This removes several layers of indirection in the semantic data, and allows to directly access properties of real-world objects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Sensor Networks
EditorsPiet Demeester, Ingrid Moerman, Andreas Terzis
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.02.2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-36671-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-36672-7
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2013
Event10th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 13.02.201315.02.2013


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