Osborn, W., & Hinze, A. (2012). TIP spatial index: efficient access to digital libraries in a context-aware mobile system. In R. Zhang & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Australasian Database Conference, Conference held at Melbourne, Australia(ADC 2012). CRPIT. v124 (pp. 127–136). Australian Computer Society Inc.
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We present a framework for efficient, uniform, location-based access to digital library collections that are external to a context-aware mobile information system. Using a tourist Information system, we utilize a spatial index to manage the context of location. We show how access to resources from within and outside of the tourist information system can be carried out in a seamless manner. We show how the spatial index can be navigated to continually provide information to the user. An empirical evaluation of the navigation strategy versus traditional spatial searching shows that navigation is efficient and outperforms traditional spatial search. In conclusion, our work provides a strategy for context-aware mobile systems to co-operate with digital libraries in a seamless and efficient manner.
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