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In the context of network management, Chomicki, Lobo and Naqvi have defined the specification language Policy Description Language (PDL) and later extended it by introducing monitors: constraints on the actions that the network manager can execute simultaneously. This article proposes PPDL, an extension of PDL with preferences that allows the specification(More)
We propose a new formal language for the expressive representation of probabilistic knowledge based on Answer Set Programming (ASP). It allows for the annotation of first-order formulas as well as ASP rules and facts with probabilities and for learning of such weights from data (parameter estimation). Weighted formulas are given a semantics in terms of soft(More)
When it comes to publishing data on the web, the level of access control required (if any) is highly dependent on the type of content exposed. Up until now RDF data publishers have focused on exposing and linking public data. With the advent of SPARQL 1.1, the linked data infrastructure can be used, not only as a means of publishing open data but also, as a(More)
The tables embedded in Wikipedia articles contain rich, semi-structured encyclopaedic content. However, the cumulative content of these tables cannot be queried against. We thus propose methods to recover the semantics of Wikipedia tables and, in particular, to extract facts from them in the form of RDF triples. Our core method uses an existing Linked Data(More)
This paper tackles the problem of supporting independent living and well-being for people that live in their homes and have no critical chronic condition. The paper assumes the presence of a monitoring system equipped with a pervasive sensor network and a nonmonotonic reasoning engine. The rich set of sensors that can be used for monitoring in home(More)
The proliferation of sensor devices and services along with the advances in event processing brings many new opportunities as well as challenges. It is now possible to provide, analyze and react upon real-time, complex events about physical or social environments. When existing event services do not provide such complex events directly, an event service(More)
With the growing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and sensors deployment, more and more cities are leaning towards the initiative of smart cities. Smart city applications are mostly developed with aims to solve domain-specific problems. Hence, lacking the ability to automatically discover and integrate heterogeneous sensor data streams on(More)