Accession Number:

ADA514234

Title:

Perspective: Semantic Data Management for the Home

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

2009-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Perspective is a storage system designed for the home, with the decentralization and flexibility sought by home users and a new semantic filesystem construct, the view, to simplify management. A view is a semantic description of a set of files, specified as a query on file attributes, and the ID of the device on which they are stored. By examining and modifying the views associated with a device, a user can identify and control the files stored on it. This approach allows users to reason about what is stored where in the same way semantic naming as they navigate their digital content. Thus, in serving as their own administrators, users do not have to deal with a second data organization scheme hierarchical naming to perform replica management tasks, such as specifying redundancy to increase reliability and data partitioning to address device capacity exhaustion. Experiences with Perspective deployments and user studies confirm the efficacy of view-based data management.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE