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Context-Aware Computing by De Gruyter

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10Context-Aware Preference Querying

Abstract: Users’ preferences have traditionally been exploited in query personalization to better serve their information needs. With the emerging ubiquitous computing technologies, users will be situated in an ambient intelligent (AmI) environment, where users’ database accesses will not occur at a single location in a single context as in the traditional stationary desktop computing, but rather span a multitude of contexts like office, home, hotel, plane, etc. To deliver personalized query answering in this environment, the need for context-aware preferences arises accordingly. This chapter examines two lines of research on context-aware preference querying, namely, qualitative and quantitative in general. ...

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