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A Sensor Ontology Literature Review

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Author(s)

Roger D. Eastman, Craig I. Schlenoff, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Tsai H. Hong

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 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 ontology. These initial requirements are used in reviewing selected existing sensor ontologies. This paper describes the steps for extending and refining the requirements, proposing a hierarchical structures for verifying the purposes of the ontology, and choosing appropriate tools and languages for supporting the ontology, such as OWL and SensorML, and proposing the ontology as standard within the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Ontologies for Robotics Automation (ORA) Working Group.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7908
Report Number
7908

Keywords

registration, sensor, ontology, OWL, SensorML, sensor network, manufacturer

Citation

Eastman, R. , Schlenoff, C. , Balakirsky, S. and Hong, T. (2013), A Sensor Ontology Literature Review, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7908 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created April 17, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021