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Semantic Reasoning on Mobile Devices: Do Androids Dream of Efficient Reasoners?

25 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Carlos Bobed

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

Roberto Yus

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

Fernando Bobillo

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

Eduardo Mena

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

Abstract

The massive spread of mobile computing in our daily lives has attracted a huge community of mobile application (apps) developers. These developers can take advantage of the benefits of semantic technologies (such as knowledge sharing and reusing, and knowledge decoupling) to enhance their applications. Moreover, the use of semantic reasoners would enable them to create more intelligent applications capable of discovering new knowledge, inferred from the available information. However, using semantic APIs and reasoners on current mobile devices is not a trivial task. In this paper, we show that the most popular current available Description Logics (DL) reasoners can be used on Android based devices, and detail the efforts needed to port them to the Android platform. We also analyze the performance of these reasoners on current smartphones/tablets against more than 300 ontologies from the ORE 2013 ontology set, showing that, despite a notable difference with respect to desktop computers, their use is feasible.

Keywords: Reasoning, Semantic Web, Mobile Computing, Android

Suggested Citation

Bobed, Carlos and Yus, Roberto and Bobillo, Fernando and Mena, Eduardo, Semantic Reasoning on Mobile Devices: Do Androids Dream of Efficient Reasoners? (2015). Journal of Web Semantics First Look. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3198918 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3198918

Carlos Bobed (Contact Author)

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

Roberto Yus

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

Fernando Bobillo

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

Eduardo Mena

University of Zaragoza - Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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