Real-time Linked Dataspaces: A Data Platform for Intelligent Systems Within Internet of Things-Based Smart Environments

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Around 18,000 BCE, Paleolithic tribespeople marked notches into sticks, or bones, to keep track of trading activity or supplies. The tribespeople would compare the notches on their prehistoric data storage devices (their tally sticks) to make basic calculations that would allow them to make predictions such as how long their food supplies would last. From these early examples, we can trace a gradual evolution of the ability of humans to store, analyse, and share information.


Data platform Intelligent systems Internet of things Data ecosystem Smart environment Dataspace 

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  1. 1.National University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland

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