Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Introduction to Contextual Processing: Theory and Applications

Buy

Contextual computing has been around for several years with a variety of names such as pervasive computation and omnipresent computing. Recently there has been a drive toward making personal digital assistants (PDAs) more aware of their environment. For example, a cell phone may sense that it is in a conference room and reason that it should divert calls to voice mail. In conjunction with this trend, there has also been an equally significant trend toward peer-to-peer (P2P) distribution of information, in which an unprecedented number of people can have access to information.

While considering these trends, the concept of context-sensitive computation developed. The initial idea was that information would drive the type of processing that was done on it instead of the traditional model of systems and software being static in the way they process information. The idea for this book was born from merging this concept with those of pervasive computation, peer-based hyper–data distribution, and global access to information. Thus the idea of contextual computation was born.

To the best of our knowledge this idea is seminal, borrowing from a number of areas of computer science including sensors, information systems, logic, security, graphics, networks, and mathematics. This book presents a comprehensive model for how a contextually based processing system might be constructed. It discusses the components of such a system, the interactions of the components, key mathematical foundations behind the model, and brand-new concepts that are necessary to make such a system operate.

Because the idea of contextually driven processing is comprehensive, it is a very large idea. Anyone from a developer to a company to researchers and government entities may want to borrow parts of the model or design entire systems based on the concepts developed in this book.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Getting Started with UDOO
Getting Started with UDOO

Become an efficient maker by designing and building amazing prototypes with the UDOO platform and Android

About This Book

  • Create real-world applications and prototypes using all the features provided by the UDOO board
  • Learn how to use the on-board Android operating system to control...
Information Access through Search Engines and Digital Libraries (The Information Retrieval Series)
Information Access through Search Engines and Digital Libraries (The Information Retrieval Series)
The Information Management Systems group at the University of Padua, led by Maristella Agosti, has been a major contributor to information retrieval (IR) and digital libraries for nearly twenty years. This group has gained an excellent reputation in the IR community and has produced some of the best-known IR researchers, whose work spans a broad...
HIV Transmission: Statistical Modelling
HIV Transmission: Statistical Modelling
This book presents models describing HIV transmission rates at population level, discussing the main statistical methods and analytical interventions. It also assesses the practical applicability of the various modelling techniques, offering readers insights into what methods are available and, more importantly, when they should be used to...

Confronting Cyber-Bullying: What Schools Need to Know to Control Misconduct and Avoid Legal Consequences
Confronting Cyber-Bullying: What Schools Need to Know to Control Misconduct and Avoid Legal Consequences
This book is directed to academics, educators, and government policy-makers who are concerned about addressing emerging cyber-bullying and anti-authority student expressions through the use of cell phone and Internet technologies. There is a current policy vacuum relating to the extent of educators' legal responsibilities to intervene when such...
Drupal for Designers
Drupal for Designers
If you’re reading this book, you’re probably a web designer who has heard of Drupal, wants to get started with it, and may have even tried it out a couple of times. And you might be frustrated because even if you’re used to code, Drupal has thrown you a major learning curve that you hadn’t...
Knowledge and Data Management in GRIDs
Knowledge and Data Management in GRIDs
From the reviews:

"This edited book is an early attempt by primarily European researchers to harness and expand the use of grid technologies in accessing distributed sources for sharing, and also to extract and produce knowledge. … Overall, the book is well organized and the selected material represents a very interesting range of...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy