im4Things: An Ontology-Based Natural Language Interface for Controlling Devices in the Internet of Things

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623024
Title:
im4Things: An Ontology-Based Natural Language Interface for Controlling Devices in the Internet of Things
Authors:
Noguera-Arnaldos, José Ángel; Paredes-Valverde, Mario Andrés; Salas-Zárate, María Pilar; Rodriguez-Garcia, Miguel Angel ( 0000-0001-6244-6532 ) ; Valencia-García, Rafael; Ochoa, José Luis
Abstract:
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers opportunities for new applications and services that enable users to access and control their working and home environment from local and remote locations, aiming to perform daily life activities in an easy way. However, the IoT also introduces new challenges, some of which arise from the large range of devices currently available and the heterogeneous interfaces provided for their control. The control and management of this variety of devices and interfaces represent a new challenge for non-expert users, instead of making their life easier. Based on this understanding, in this work we present a natural language interface for the IoT, which takes advantage of Semantic Web technologies to allow non-expert users to control their home environment through an instant messaging application in an easy and intuitive way. We conducted several experiments with a group of end users aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of our approach to control home appliances by means of natural language instructions. The evaluation results proved that without the need for technicalities, the user was able to control the home appliances in an efficient way.
KAUST Department:
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
Citation:
Noguera-Arnaldos JÁ, Paredes-Valverde MA, Salas-Zárate MP, Rodríguez-García MÁ, Valencia-García R, et al. (2017) im4Things: An Ontology-Based Natural Language Interface for Controlling Devices in the Internet of Things. Intelligent Systems Reference Library: 3–22. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Current Trends on Knowledge-Based Systems
Issue Date:
14-Mar-2017
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1
Type:
Book Chapter
ISSN:
1868-4394; 1868-4408
Sponsors:
María Pilar Salas-Zárate and Mario Andrés Paredes-Valverde are supported by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) and the Mexican government.
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1
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Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Book Chapters

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dc.contributor.authorNoguera-Arnaldos, José Ángelen
dc.contributor.authorParedes-Valverde, Mario Andrésen
dc.contributor.authorSalas-Zárate, María Pilaren
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Garcia, Miguel Angelen
dc.contributor.authorValencia-García, Rafaelen
dc.contributor.authorOchoa, José Luisen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-20T07:50:09Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-20T07:50:09Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-14en
dc.identifier.citationNoguera-Arnaldos JÁ, Paredes-Valverde MA, Salas-Zárate MP, Rodríguez-García MÁ, Valencia-García R, et al. (2017) im4Things: An Ontology-Based Natural Language Interface for Controlling Devices in the Internet of Things. Intelligent Systems Reference Library: 3–22. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1.en
dc.identifier.issn1868-4394en
dc.identifier.issn1868-4408en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623024-
dc.description.abstractThe Internet of Things (IoT) offers opportunities for new applications and services that enable users to access and control their working and home environment from local and remote locations, aiming to perform daily life activities in an easy way. However, the IoT also introduces new challenges, some of which arise from the large range of devices currently available and the heterogeneous interfaces provided for their control. The control and management of this variety of devices and interfaces represent a new challenge for non-expert users, instead of making their life easier. Based on this understanding, in this work we present a natural language interface for the IoT, which takes advantage of Semantic Web technologies to allow non-expert users to control their home environment through an instant messaging application in an easy and intuitive way. We conducted several experiments with a group of end users aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of our approach to control home appliances by means of natural language instructions. The evaluation results proved that without the need for technicalities, the user was able to control the home appliances in an efficient way.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMaría Pilar Salas-Zárate and Mario Andrés Paredes-Valverde are supported by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) and the Mexican government.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1en
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51905-0_1en
dc.subjectNatural language interfaceen
dc.subjectInternet of thingsen
dc.subjectSemantic Weben
dc.titleim4Things: An Ontology-Based Natural Language Interface for Controlling Devices in the Internet of Thingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)en
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Trends on Knowledge-Based Systemsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionProyectos Y Soluciones Tecnológicas Avanzadas, SLP (Proasistech) Edificio CEEIM, Campus de Espinardo, 30100, Murcia, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Informatics and Systems, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexicoen
kaust.authorRodriguez-Garcia, Miguel Angelen
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