Mini-ME: the Mini Matchmaking Engine

Mini-ME: the Mini Matchmaking Engine

OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2012) - -2012


Ruta Michele, Scioscia Floriano, Di Sciascio Eugenio, Gramegna Filippo, Loseto Giuseppe


The Semantic Web of Things (SWoT) aims to support smart semantics-enabled applications and services in pervasive contexts. Due to architectural and performance issues, most Semantic Web reasoners are often impractical to be ported: they are resource consuming and are basically designed for standard inference tasks on large ontologies. On the contrary, SWoT use cases generally require quick decision support through semantic matchmaking in resource-constrained environments. This paper describes Mini-ME (the Mini Matchmaking Engine), a mobile inference engine designed from the ground up for the SWoT. It supports Semantic Web technologies and implements both standard (subsumption, satisfiability, classification) and non-standard (abduction, contraction, covering, bonus, difference) inference services for moderately expressive knowledge bases. In addition to an architectural and functional description, usage scenarios and experimental performance evaluation are presented on PC (against other popular Semantic Web reasoners), smartphone and embedded single-board computer testbeds.

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BibTex references

  author       = "Ruta, Michele and Scioscia, Floriano and Di Sciascio, Eugenio and Gramegna, Filippo and Loseto, Giuseppe",
  title        = "Mini-ME: the Mini Matchmaking Engine",
  booktitle    = "OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2012)",
  series       = "CEUR Workshop Proceedings",
  volume       = "858",
  pages        = "52--63",
  year         = "2012",
  editor       = "Ian Horrocks, Mikalai Yatskevich, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz",
  publisher    = "CEUR-WS",
  url          = ""