Multi-facade and Ubiquitous Web Navigation and Access through Embedded Semantics

  • Ahmet Soylu
  • Felix Mödritscher
  • Patrick De Causmaecker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6485)

Abstract

Web content contains valuable information on the semantic structure of a site, which can be used to access and navigate the pages through ubiquitous computing environments. Semantic web approaches normally aim at modeling semantic relations and utilizing these models to provide enhanced functionality for humans or machines. In this paper we present an approach which focuses on using embedded semantics in order to achieve enhanced web access and navigation for the ubiquitous environments. Precisely we propose specifying and extracting microformat-based information within the web server and delivering it along the semantic structure of the site. We also describe our first prototype, the Semantic Web Component (SWC), and report on first experiences which evidence benefits in terms of less internet traffic and reducing the delivery of irrelevant information thus increasing the web accessibility as well as the navigability in ubiquitous environments.

Keywords

Ubiquitous Computing Pervasive Computing Embedded Semantics Web of Data Web Accessibility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmet Soylu
    • 1
  • Felix Mödritscher
    • 2
  • Patrick De Causmaecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceK.U. LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsVienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria

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