Challenges for semantic technologies in distributed mobile environments

Evan W. Patton, Alexander Borgida

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We present a scenario for a mobile wine recommendation agent where semantic technologies can provide value to end users. The wine recommender uses an ontology in the SHOIN(d) description logic, and is extended to consider energy consumption of the device, intensional social contexts, and reasoning in a privacy-aware manner. We discuss the challenges semantic technologies, especially ones based on Description Logics, face in this scenario and formulate key issues for the mobile semantic technology community to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2015
Event1st International Workshop on Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technologies, MoDeST 2015 - At the 14th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2015 - Bethlehem, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2015 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


  • Description Logics
  • Distributed
  • Mobile
  • Reasoning
  • Resource constraints

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