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Sensors 2015, 15(6), 12299-12322; doi:10.3390/s150612299

A Novel Software Architecture for the Provision of Context-Aware Semantic Transport Information

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Deusto Institute of Technology (DeustoTech), University of Deusto, Bilbao 48007, Spain
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IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao 48011, Spain
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Academic Editor: Jesús Fontecha
Received: 14 April 2015 / Accepted: 19 May 2015 / Published: 26 May 2015
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Abstract

The effectiveness of Intelligent Transportation Systems depends largely on the ability to integrate information from diverse sources and the suitability of this information for the specific user. This paper describes a new approach for the management and exchange of this information, related to multimodal transportation. A novel software architecture is presented, with particular emphasis on the design of the data model and the enablement of services for information retrieval, thereby obtaining a semantic model for the representation of transport information. The publication of transport data as semantic information is established through the development of a Multimodal Transport Ontology (MTO) and the design of a distributed architecture allowing dynamic integration of transport data. The advantages afforded by the proposed system due to the use of Linked Open Data and a distributed architecture are stated, comparing it with other existing solutions. The adequacy of the information generated in regard to the specific user’s context is also addressed. Finally, a working solution of a semantic trip planner using actual transport data and running on the proposed architecture is presented, as a demonstration and validation of the system. View Full-Text
Keywords: Intelligent Transportation Systems; multimodal transport information; semantic middleware; Linked Open Data; context-aware computing Intelligent Transportation Systems; multimodal transport information; semantic middleware; Linked Open Data; context-aware computing
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Moreno, A.; Perallos, A.; López-de-Ipiña, D.; Onieva, E.; Salaberria, I.; Masegosa, A.D. A Novel Software Architecture for the Provision of Context-Aware Semantic Transport Information. Sensors 2015, 15, 12299-12322.

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