ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 8    Date : November 2008

Reasoning with Semantic Web Technologies in Ubiquitous Computing Environment
WenYing Guo
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The vast amounts of data about people, things and the environment will require new ways of
handling, searching and presenting information. New applications will increasingly be able to
respond to data coming from the real world and take appropriate action without human intervention.
Ubiquitous computing technologies are believed to be the third wave in computing by building a
global computing environment where seamless and invisible access to computing resources. The
Semantic Web is specially a web of machinereadable information whose meaning is well defined
by standards so that both people and computers can understand. This paper has present a attempt
to apply Semantic Web technologies to ubiquitous computing, It takes family ontology as an
example to show how Semantic Reasoning System (SRS) can make the system automatic by
improving the interoperability between systems, applications, and information, It uses OWL for
defining a domain family ontology, then set up rules in JESS engine, finally run reasoning by Racer.

Index Terms
Ubiquitous computing, Semantic Web, ontology, reasoning