Situation Awareness via Abductive Reasoning for Semantic Sensor Data: A Preliminary Report

TitleSituation Awareness via Abductive Reasoning for Semantic Sensor Data: A Preliminary Report
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmit Sheth, Cory Henson, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
Conference NameSituation Awareness via Abductive Reasoning for Semantic Sensor Data: A Preliminary Report
Abstract

Semantic Sensor Web enhances raw sensor data with spatial, temporal, and thematic annotations to enable high-level reasoning. In this paper, we explore how abductive reasoning framework can benefit formalization and interpretation of sensor data to garner situation awareness. Specifically, we show how abductive logic programming techniques, in conjunction with symbolic knowledge rules, can be used to detect inconsistent sensor data and to generate human accessible description of the state of the world from consistent subset of the sensor data. We also show how trust/belief information can be incorporated into the interpreter to enhance reliability. For concreteness, we formalize Weather domain and develop a meta-interpreter in Prolog to explain Weather data. This preliminary work illustrates synthesis of highlevel, reliable information for situation awareness by querying low-level sensor data.

Full Text

Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Cory Henson,Amit Sheth, 'Situation Awareness via Abductive Reasoning for Semantic Sensor Data: A Preliminary Report', In: Proceedings of 2009 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2009), pp. 111-118, May 18-22, 2009.
project: Semantic Sensor Web
pages: 111-118
year: 2009
venue url: http://cisedu.us/cis/cts/09/main/callForPapers.jsp
venue name: Proceedings of 2009 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2009)
hasURL: http://knoesis.wright.edu/library/publications/CTS2009-AbductionPaper.pdf