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Personal Technologies

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 213–216 | Cite as

Semantic location

  • Salil Pradhan
Article

Abstract

Mobile web-services often use location information for service customisation. Most such services operate on the user's physical/ geographical location. Unfortunately, such common forms of location carry little context information. In the Cool Town project at HP Labs, we have addressed this deficiency by defined an orthogonal form of location-Semantic location. Use of this form of location can also help lower the risk of invasion of privacy.

Keywords

Location awareness Pervasive computing Privacy Semantic location Semantic web Ubiquitous computing 

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© Springer-Verlag London Ltd 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salil Pradhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LaboratoriesPalo AltoUSA

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