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March-April 2012 (vol. 16 no. 2)
pp. 12-16
Pankaj Mehra, Whodini

The holy grail of search is intent; of browsing, scent; and of classification, meaning. Each of these pillar technologies of the information age therefore depends critically on extracting and mining human context. Context awareness is the discipline that brings together technologies for extracting data about the larger human context and reasoning with that data at scale. It seeks to make the benefits of contextualization as pervasive in our lives as technology itself.

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Index Terms:
computational and artificial intelligence, context awareness, pervasive computing, ubiquitous computing, context-aware services, information retrieval, information filtering, recommender systems
Pankaj Mehra, "Context-Aware Computing: Beyond Search and Location-Based Services," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 12-16, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.31
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