Introduction to Contextual Processing: Theory and Applications

Gregory Vert, S. Sitharama Iyengar, Vir V. Phoha

June 14, 2017 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 286 Pages - 82 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138112926 - CAT# K35221


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  • Introduces a new contextual model that can be applied to the future design of advanced IT systems
  • Discusses a new paradigm of contextual processing that stresses "information-driven computing" for building global scale IT networks
  • Describes a data management model that can handle any type of data created
  • Offers novel methods for addressing the producer-consumer problem
  • Proposes the relational thematic pretty good security model, which mathematically relates the dimensions of contextual information and uses branes to determine security level
  • Explores numerous cutting-edge applications and research directions of contextual processing in sensor grids, data mining, geospatial data, security, and more
  • Presents an integrated vision for how all areas of computer science can be interfaced or developed to create the next generation of IT


Develops a Comprehensive, Global Model for Contextually Based Processing Systems
A new perspective on global information systems operation

Helping to advance a valuable paradigm shift in the next generation and processing of knowledge, Introduction to Contextual Processing: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive model for constructing a contextually based processing system. It explores the components of this system, the interactions of the components, key mathematical foundations behind the model, and new concepts necessary for operating the system.

After defining the key dimensions of a model for contextual processing, the book discusses how data is used to develop a semantic model for contexts as well as language-driven context-specific processing actions. It then applies rigorous mathematical methods to contexts, examines basic sensor data fusion theory and applies it to the contextual fusion of information, and describes the means to distribute contextual information. The authors also illustrate a new type of data repository model to manage contextual data, before concluding with the requirements of contextual security in a global environment.

This seminal work presents an integrated framework for the design and operation of the next generation of IT processing. It guides the way for developing advanced IT systems and offers new models and concepts that can support advanced semantic web and cloud computing capabilities at a global scale.


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