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Publication Citation: A Literature Review of Sensor Ontologies for Manufacturing Applications

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Author(s): Craig I. Schlenoff; Tsai Hong Hong; Roger D. Eastman;
Title: A Literature Review of Sensor Ontologies for Manufacturing Applications
Published: October 23, 2013
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to review existing sensor and sensor network ontologies to understand whether they can be reused as a basis for a manufacturing perception sensor ontology, or if the existing ontologies hold lessons for the development of a new ontology. We develop an initial set of requirements that should apply to a manufacturing perception sensor ontology. These initial requirements are used in reviewing selected existing sensor ontologies. This paper describes the steps for 1) extending and refining the requirements; 2) proposing hierarchical structures for verifying the purposes of the ontology; and 3) choosing appropriate tools and languages to support such an ontology. Some languages could include OWL (Web Ontology Language) [1]and SensorML (Sensor Markup Language) [2]. This work will be proposed as a standard within the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Ontologies for Robotics Automation (ORA) Working Group [3].
Proceedings: 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Sensors Environment (ROSE)
Pages: 7 pp.
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: October 21-23, 2013
Keywords: sensor ontology; manufacturing perception; requirements; literature review
Research Areas: Performance Metrics, Robotics, Ontologies, Process Improvement, Manufacturing
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