Descriptive Naming of Context Data Providers
Conference Proceeding Article
Much context data comes from mobile, transient, and unreliable sources. Such resources are best specified by descriptive names identifying what data is needed rather than which source is to provide it. The design of descriptive names has important consequences, but until now little attention has been focused on this problem. We propose a descriptive naming system for providers of context data that provides more flexibility and power than previous naming systems by classifying data providers into “provider kinds” that are organized in an evolving hierarchy of subkinds and superkinds. New provider kinds can be inserted in the hierarchy not only as subkinds, but also as superkinds, of existing provider kinds. Our names can specify arbitrary boolean combinations of arbitrary tests on data-source attributes, yielding expressive power not found in naming schemes based on attribute matching.
5th International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT)
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COHEN, N.; Castro, Paul; and MISRA, Archan.
Descriptive Naming of Context Data Providers. (2005). 5th International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT). 3554, 112-125. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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