PDL PROJECTS

ATTRIBUTE-BASED NAMING

Contact: Greg Ganger

As storage capacity continues to increase, users find it increasingly difficult to manage their files using traditional directory heirarchies. Attribute-based naming systems can help, but rely on users and content analysis to provide attributes, with limited success. To make attribute-based naming more effective, we are developing techniques to gather attributes based on context analysis. These techniques use the system context of a user accessing files to gather attributes and create relationships between files. By combining these techniques with user and content-based assignment, we can increase both the quantity and quality of attributes available.

People

FACULTY

Greg Ganger

STUDENTS

Craig Soules

Publications

Acknowledgements

We thank the members and companies of the PDL Consortium: Actifio, American Power Conversion, EMC Corporation, Facebook, Fusion-io,Google, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Hitachi, Huawei Technologies Co., Intel Corporation, Microsoft Research, NEC Laboratories, NetApp, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Panasas, Samsung Information Systems America, Seagate Technology, Symantec Corporation, VMware, Inc., and Western Digital for their interest, insights, feedback, and support.

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