Tracking Semantic Relationships for Effective Data Management in Home Networks
The amount of data that home users generate, store, and peruse has grown significantly in the past few years. Increasingly, organizing this huge amount of data - in order to make it easy to browse, query and access - is becoming challenging. Many recent proposals have emphasized the importance of data management in home networks and pro-posed mechanisms for managing replicas across devices to increase availability. Essentially, they capture the relation-ship "Is copy of" between files across devices. However, files can be semantically related. Users are often interested in finding data that has such semantic relationships; tracking these relationships helps users to effectively search based on content or human-understandable context, organize data and manage the limited storage while ensuring availability of information.