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From Ontology to Service Discovery in Bluetooth

From Ontology to Service Discovery in Bluetooth
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Author(s): Maria Ruey-Yuan Lee (Shih Chien University, Taiwan)and Ching Lee (Hyper Taiwan Technology, Inc., Taiwan)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch195
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Discovery services in a dynamic environment, such as Bluetooth, can be a challenge because Bluetooth is unlike any wired network, as there is no need to physically attach cables to the devices you are communicating with. Regular Bluetooth service discovery protocol may be inadequate to match different service naming attributes. To support the matching mechanism and allow more organized service discovery, service relation ontology is proposed to extend and enhance the hierarchical structure introduced in the Bluetooth specification. A frame-based approach is used to codify the service relation ontology, which represents the relations of service concepts. A semantic matching process is introduced to facilitate inexact matching, which leads to a situation in which a simple positive or negative response can be meaningful. The semantic matching process improves the quality of service discovery.

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