Understanding Context Before Using It
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- Bazire M., Brézillon P. (2005) Understanding Context Before Using It. In: Dey A., Kokinov B., Leake D., Turner R. (eds) Modeling and Using Context. CONTEXT 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3554. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper presents an attempt to point out some problematic issues about the understanding of context. Although frequently used in cognitive sciences or other disciplines, context stays a very ill-defined concept. Our goal is to identify the main components of the context on the basis of the analysis of a corpus of 150 definitions coming mainly from the web in different domains of cognitive sciences and close disciplines. We analyzed this corpus of definitions through two methods, namely LSA ,  and STONE , , and we conclude that finally the content of all the definitions can be analyzed in terms of few parameters like constraint, influence, behavior, nature, structure and system.
KeywordsContext Definition Contextual elements
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