Onto-DIY: A Flexible and Idea Inspiring Ontology-Based Do-It-Yourself Architecture for Managing Data Semantics and Semantic Data

  • Yan Tang
  • Christophe Debruyne
  • Johan Criel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6427)


The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture has been continuously articulated since mid-1920s. The goal of DIY has been gradually shifted from the solution of the “time-rich and money-poor” situation into the confirmation of personal creativities and the needs of outsourcing and social contact. This paper addresses the design of a DIY environment for managing data semantics from different intelligent components in the ITEA Do-It-Yourself Smart Experiences project (DIY-SE). In particular, it is a flexible and idea inspiring ontology-based DIY architecture named Onto-DIY. Including the DIY aspect, Onto-DIY also takes socio and community aspects into account.


Ontology Engineering Do-It-Yourself Ontology Ambient Computing Semantic Decision Table 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Tang
    • 1
  • Christophe Debruyne
    • 1
  • Johan Criel
    • 2
  1. 1.Semantic Technology and Application Laboratory, 10G-731, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and BioengineeringVrije Universiteit BrusselsIxelles, BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (Belgium)AntwerpenBelgium

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