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Ontology-based User Context Management: The Challenges of Dynamics and Imperfection

Schmidt, Andreas

Robust and scalable user context management is the key enabler for the emerging context- and situation-aware applications, and ontology-based approaches have shown their usefulness for capturing especially context information on a high level of abstraction. But so far the problem has not been approached as a data management problem, which is key to scalability and robustness. The specific challenges lie in the imperfection of high-level context information, its time-dependence and the variability in the dynamics between its different elements. The approach presented in this paper presents a layered data model which structures the problems and is geared towards flexible and efficient query processing in combination of relational database and logic-based techniques. The techniques have been successfully applied for context-aware corporate learning support.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe (FZI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2006
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-540-48287-1
ISSN: 0302-9743
KITopen-ID: 1000005438
Erschienen in On the move to meaningful internet systems 2006: CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE. OTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE 2006; Montpellier, France, October 29 - November 3, 2006, proceedings. Bd. 1. Hrsg.: R. Meersman
Verlag Springer, Berlin
Seiten 995-1011
Serie Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 4275
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