Making heterogeneous smart home data interoperable with the SAREF ontology
van der Weerdt, R.
de Boer, V.
SAREF is an ontology created to enable interoperability between smart devices, but there is a lack in the literature of practical examples to implement SAREF in real applications. We validate the practical implementation of SAREF through two approaches. We first examine two methods to map the IoT data available in a smart home into linked data using SAREF: (1) by creating a template-based mapping to describe how SAREF can be used and (2) by using a mapping language to demonstrate it can be simple to map, while still using SAREF. The second approach demonstrates the communication capabilities of IoT devices when they share knowledge represented using SAREF and describes how SAREF enables interoperability between different devices. The two approaches demonstrate that all the information from various data sets of smart devices can successfully be transformed into the SAREF ontology and how SAREF can be applied in a concrete interoperability framework.
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International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 15 (15), 280-293