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Querying Contextualized Information Bases Manos Theodorakis1 2

Summary: Querying Contextualized Information Bases
Manos Theodorakis1 2
Anastasia Analyti1
Panos Constantopoulos1 2
Nicolas Spyratos3 4
1 Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, P.O.Box 1385,
GR 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
2 Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
3 Universite de Paris-Sud, LRI-Bat 490, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
4 Meme Media Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
E-mail: fetheodor j analyti j panosg@ics.forth.gr,
spyratos@lri.fr, spyratos@meme.hokudai.ac.jp
The notion of context appears in several disciplines, including computer science, in
various forms. In this paper, we are concerned with a notion of context in the area of
information bases. First, we present a general definition whereby a context is seen as a
set of objects, within which each object has a set of names and possibly a reference: the
reference of the object is another context which "hides" detailed information about the
object. Then, we address issues concerning manipulation of information as organized


Source: Analyti, Anastasia - Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences