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ToCo: An Ontology for Representing Hybrid Telecommunication Networks

  • Qianru ZhouEmail author
  • Alasdair J. G. Gray
  • Stephen McLaughlin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11503)

Abstract

The TOUCAN project proposed an ontology for telecommunication networks with hybrid technologies – the TOUCAN Ontology (ToCo), available at http://purl.org/toco/, as well as a knowledge design pattern Device-Interface-Link (DIL) pattern. The core classes and relationships forming the ontology are discussed in detail. The ToCo ontology can describe the physical infrastructure, quality of channel, services and users in heterogeneous telecommunication networks which span multiple technology domains. The DIL pattern is observed and summarised when modelling networks with various technology domains. Examples and use cases of ToCo are presented for demonstration.

Keywords

Linked data Semantic web Ontology Hybrid telecommunication network Knowledge based system 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This research was supported by the EPSRC TOUCAN project (Grant No. EP/L020009/1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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