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Issues and Requirements for Bayesian Approaches in Context Aware Systems

By Michael Angermann, Patrick Robertson and Thomas Strang

Abstract

Research in advanced context-aware systems has clearly shown a need to capture the inherent uncertainty in the physical world, especially in human behavior. Modelling approaches that employ the concept of probability, especially in combination with Bayesian methods, are promising candidates to solve the pending problems. This paper analyzes the requirements for such models in order to enable user-friendly, adaptive and especially scalable operation of context-aware systems. It is conjectured that a successful system may not only use Bayesian techniques to infer probabilities from known probability tables but learn, i.e. estimate the probabilities in these tables by observing user behavior

Topics: Nachrichtensysteme
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1007/11426646_22
OAI identifier: oai:elib.dlr.de:22609

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