Interoperability and Semantics: A Never-Ending Story

Interoperability and Semantics: A Never-Ending Story

Abstract

Sending and receiving data is an important requirement of all computing infrastructures with components that need to interact. This interoperability requirement has been the focus of research since the beginning of the computer age. In this paper we will illustrate that in order to achieve interoperability, computer hardware and software have to be able to interpret data, i.e., understand their structure and their meaning. That understanding has to be conveyed somehow from the real world by the creators of the computing components and brought into a machine-processable form. In most cases, that means that formal models of those real world aspects have to be created and transferred into the computing environment. Here we will show from a data-centric point of view how those models developed over time from early relational database models, via document models and the (Semantic) Web to Linked Data and the Internet of Things.

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Authors
  • Neuhold, Erich J.
  • Kiesling, Elmar
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Category
Paper in Conference Proceedings or in Workshop Proceedings (Full Paper in Proceedings)
Event Title
30th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2015)
Divisions
Multimedia Information Systems
Event Location
London, UK
Event Type
Other
Event Dates
Sept 23-25, 2015
Series Name
Information Sciences and Systems 2015
ISSN/ISBN
978-3-319-22635-4; 978-3-319-22634-7
Page Range
pp. 19-31
Date
2015
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