PDL Abstract

Perspective: Semantic Data Management for the Home

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Brandon Salmon, Steven W. Schlosser*, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

*Intel Research Pittsburgh

Distributed storage is coming home. An increasing number of home and personal electronic devices create, use, and display digitized forms of music, images, and videos, as well as more conventional files (e.g., financial records and contact lists). In-home networks enable these devices to communicate, and a variety of device-specific and datatype-specific tools are emerging. The transition to digital homes gives exciting new capabilities to users, but it also makes them responsible for administration tasks which in other settings are usually handled by dedicated professionals.