A Study on Location-Based Services Based on Semantic Web

  • Kim, Jong-Woo (Dept. of Information Security, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kim, Ju-Yeon (Dept. of Information Security, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kim, Chang-Soo (Division of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering)
  • Published : 2007.12.30


Location-based services are a recent concept that integrates a mobile device's location with other information in order to provide added value to a user. Although Location-based Services provide users with comfortable information, it is a complex task to manage and share heterogeneous and numerous data in decentralized environments. In this paper, we propose the Semantic LBS Model as one of the solution to resolve the problem. The Semantic LBS Model is a LBS middleware model that includes an ontology-based data model for LBS POI information and its processing mechanism based on Semantic Web technologies. Our model enables POI information to be described and retrieved over various domain-specific ontologies based on our proposed POIDL ontology. This mechanism provide rich expressiveness, interoperability, flexibility in describing and using information about POls, and it can enhance POI retrieval services.