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In a mobile ad hoc network, the mobility and resource constraints of mobile nodes may lead to network partitioning or performance degradation. Several data replication techniques have been proposed to minimize performance degradation. Most of them assume that all mobile nodes collaborate fully in terms of sharing their memory space. In reality, however,(More)
—Wireless data broadcast allows a large number of users to retrieve data simultaneously in mobile databases, resulting in an efficient way of using the scarce wireless bandwidth. However, the efficiency of data access methods is limited by an inherent property that data can only be accessed strictly sequentially by users. To properly cope with the inherent(More)
Broadcasting in wireless mobile computing environments is an effective technique to disseminate information to a massive number of clients equipped with powerful, battery operated devices. To conserve the usage of energy, which is a scarce resource, the information to be broadcast must be organized so that the client can selectively tune in at the desired(More)
Our objective is to investigate image processing directly in the compressed domain, without full decompression. Compressed domain image processing algorithms provide a powerful computational alternative to classical (pixel level) based implementations. The field is just emerging and the algorithms reported in the literature are mostly based on linear(More)
Contextual advertising seeks to place relevant textual ads within the content of generic webpages. In this article, we explore a novel semantic approach to contextual advertising. This consists of three tasks: (1) building a well-organized hierarchical taxonomy of topics, (2) developing a robust classifier for effectively finding the topics of pages and(More)
In a mobile computing environment, caching of frequently accessed data has been shown to be a useful technique for reducing contention on the narrow bandwidth of the wireless channels. However, the traditional client/server strategies for supporting transactional cache consistency that require extensive communications between a client and a server are not(More)