Myriad: An architecture for contextualized information retrieval and delivery

Cécile Paris*, Mingfang Wu, Keith Vander Linden, Matthew Post, Shijian Lu

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Users' information needs are largely driven by the context in which they make their decisions. This context is dynamic. It includes the users' characteristics, their current domain of application, the tasks they commonly perform and the device they are currently using. This context is also evolving. When one information need is satisfied, another is likely to emerge. An information access system must, therefore, be able to track this dynamic and evolving context, and exploit it to retrieve actionable information from appropriate sources and deliver it in a form suitable for the current situation. This paper presents a generic architecture that supports the construction of information retrieval and delivery systems that make use of context. The architecture, called Myriad, includes an adaptive virtual document planner, and explicit, dynamic representations of the user's current context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-214
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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