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Context-aware computing systems and methods are described. In particular embodiments, location aware systems and methods are described. In at least some embodiments, hierarchical tree structures are utilized to ascertain a device context or location. The tree structures can be stored on or accessible to mobile computing devices so that the devices can determine their own particular context or location. A computing device can automatically determine its context or location by ascertaining a node on one or more of the tree structures and then traversing the tree structure to ascertain the complete context.

Title
Context aware computing devices and methods
Application Number
10/998406
Publication Number
7483944 (B2)
Application Date
November 29, 2004
Publication Date
January 27, 2009
Inventor
Edward F Reus
Woodinville
WA, US
Gopal Parupudi
Issaquah
WA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
G06F 15/16
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