Chapter 1

Ontologies and context modeling for the Web of Things

Suparna De; Yuchao Zhou; Klaus Moessner    Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom


The Web of Things (WoT) paradigm enables access to physical world things and their data through standard Web protocols. This provides interoperability at the hardware and communication protocol level, but does not add intelligence to the things or facilitate unambiguous interpretation of their data. The evolution of the WoT towards the semantic WoT offers the promise of meeting the interoperability challenge through the use of semantic Web technologies. The W3C Web of Things initiative ...

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