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The language that precedes and follows a series of words, such as a particular sentence or clause.

The context of a legal document is often scrutinized to shed light upon the intent of an ambiguous or obscure sentence or clause so that it may be interpreted as its drafter intended.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CONTEXT. The general series or composition of a law, contract, covenant, or agreement.
     2. When, there is any obscurity in the words of an agreement or law, the context must be considered in its construction, for it must be performed according to the intention of its framers. 2 Cowen, 781,; 3 Miss. 447 1 Harringt. 154; 6 John. 43; 5 Gill & John. 239; 3 B. & P. 565; 8 East, 80 1 Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 340; 3 S. & R. 609 See Construction; Interpretation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Pedrycz, "Context adaptation in fuzzy processing and genetic algorithms," International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol.
Gomide, "Context adaptation in fuzzy processing," in Proceedings of Brazil-Japan Joint Symposium on Fuzzy Systems, Campinas, Brazil, 1994.
In order to adapt the hotel booking process to the unexpected changes that can occur at runtime, we present a methodological approach for the dynamic adaptation of service compositions according to the context. The proposed approach consists mainly of two steps: "the context management" step and "the adaptation actions" step.
The context management consists on the context modeling, capture and reasoning.
where [i.sub.0], [i.sub.1], ..., [i.sub.t] [member of] C, with [i.sub.0] = j being the beginning context and [i.sub.t] = k being the context at time t.
It is worth mentioning that, whatever policies are applied and whatever the output context is, if an adversary guesses that the user is in a sensitive context s [member of] C at time t, the probability that the guess result is true is at least P{[Z.sub.t] = s} because this probability can be computed by using (2).
The proper architectural support is an indispensible foundation for the gathering, modelling, storing, and distributing of context data.
Early in 2001, a noticeable example framework named Context Toolkit was developed [20].
We analyzed the context information which maybe produced in the new networking environment and the processes of service registration, service discovery, service selection, and service composition based on the needs of the user under the Internet of Things and defined the context information as the environment context information, the device context information, the user context information, and the calculation context information.
The original acquisition is the process of obtaining various types of context information (or data) directly from a variety of context information sources (such as sensors, RFID readers, and cameras).