Accession Number:

ADA445477

Title:

Context-Sensitive Resource Discovery

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This paper presents the Solar system framework that allows resources to advertise context-sensitive names and for applications to make context-sensitive name queries. The heart of our framework is a small specification language that allows composition of context-processing operators to calculate the desired context. Resources use the framework to register names, and applications use the framework to look up contextsensitive name descriptions. The back-end system executes these operators and constantly updates the context values, adjusting advertised names and informing applications about changes. We report experimental results from a prototype, using a modified version of the Intentional Naming System INS as the core directory service.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE