An ontology-driven approach for integrating intelligence to manage human and ecological health risks in the geospatial sensor web
Geography and Geology
Due to the rapid installation of a massive number of fixed and mobile sensors, monitoring machines are intentionally or unintentionally involved in the production of a large amount of geospatial data. Environmental sensors and related software applications are rapidly altering human lifestyles and even impacting ecological and human health. However, there are rarely specific geospatial sensor web (GSW) applications for certain ecological public health questions. In this paper, we propose an ontology-driven approach for integrating intelligence to manage human and ecological health risks in the GSW. We design a Human and Ecological health Risks Ontology (HERO) based on a semantic sensor network ontology template. We also illustrate a web-based prototype, the Human and Ecological Health Risk Management System (HaEHMS), which helps health experts and decision makers to estimate human and ecological health risks. We demonstrate this intelligent system through a case study of automatic prediction of air quality and related health risk.
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Meng, X., Wang, F., Xie, Y., Song, G., Ma, S., Hu, S., Bai, J., & Yang, Y. (2018). An ontology-driven approach for integrating intelligence to manage human and ecological health risks in the geospatial sensor web. Sensors, 18(11), 3619. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18113619