Zohar Etzioni

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The digital home is both the nexus of a new wave of user-centric service integration and the front line of competition between device vendors, connectivity providers, and added-value service providers. Vertical integration of provider offerings via bundled services and devices is no longer sufficient to satisfy customer demands for best of breed elemental(More)
The proliferation of smart home technologies providing home users with digital services presents an interoperability problem. This paper asserts that the value of these services can be greatly extended by enabling technology-neutral compositions of these home services, and furthermore that the reliability of such composite services will be of paramount(More)
Developments in Natural Language Processing technologies promise a variety of benefits to the localization industry, both in its current form in performing bulk enterprise-based localization and in the future in supporting personalized web-based localization on increasingly user-generated content. As an increasing variety of natural language processing(More)
This paper presents an architecture which allows consumers to securely share the services available in their home networks with remote third parties. It is implemented as a software service which can be installed on a home-gateway device. The implementation supports dynamic sharing of UPnP-compliant devices and multimedia content and enables complex service(More)
There are emerging opportunities for distributed, composite services, based on the combination of smart homes, networked consumer devices, third-party services and social, geographical or commercial collaborations. However, current home-automation technology tends to focus on the single-home solution, rather than enabling home users can securely share and(More)
Managing a heterogeneous “outer edge” network is complex and error prone. It is typically performed by non-technical users. Effective HAN configuration may be hampered by a poor understanding of HAN service requirements. A challenge is to deploy and maintain meaningful and error-free heterogeneous HAN configurations. This paper explores an(More)
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