Triggering information by context

Brown, Peter J. (1998) Triggering information by context. Personal Technologies, 2 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0949-2054. (Full text available)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01581843

Abstract

With the increased availability of personal computers with attached sensors to capture their environment, there is a big opportunity for context-aware applications; these automatically provide information and/or take actions according to the user's present context, as detected by sensors. When wel l designed, these applications provide an opportunity to tailor the provision of information closely to the user's current needs. A sub-set of context-a ware applications are discrete applications, where discrete pieces of i nformation are attached to individual contexts, to be triggered when the user enters those contexts. The advantage of discrete applications is that authori ng them can be solely a creative process rather than a programming process: it can be a task akin to creating simple web pages. This paper looks at a general system that can be used in any discrete context- aware application. It propounds a general triggering rule, and investigates how this rule applies in practical applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: context-aware ; information filtering; PDA; sensor; triggering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 16:03
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 11:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21602 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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