Android goes semantic
Semantic Web on smartphones
The massive spread of mobile computing in our daily lives has attracted a huge community of mobile apps developers. These developers can take advantage of the benefits of semantic technologies (such as knowledge sharing and reusing, knowledge decoupling, etc.) to enhance their applications. Moreover, the use of semantic reasoners would enable them to create more intelligent applications capable of inferring logical consequences from the knowledge considered. However, using semantic APIs and reasoners on current Android-based devices is not problem-free and, currently, there are no remarkable efforts to enable mobile devices with semantic reasoning capabilities.
In our work, we analyze whether the most popular current available DL reasoners can be used on Android-based devices. We evaluate the efforts needed to port them to the Android platform, taking into account its limitations, and present some tests to show the performance of these reasoners on current smartphones/tablets.
Useful links and references
- Semantic Management of Location-Based Services in Wireless Environments
- Continuous Processing of Real-Time Multimedia Requests Using Semantic Techniques
- Cooperative Network of Mobile Agents to Remotely Process User Information Requests
- Semantic Reasoning on Mobile Devices: Do Androids Dream of Efficient Reasoners?