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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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Our belief at MIT's Context Aware Computing Group is that these kinds of decisions can often be better accomplished by a computer than a person.
Speaking on the occasion Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI said that "DSCI is happy to partner with Cisco and launch this first of a kind Thought Leadership Program for the benefit of the security community in India." He also added that "Taking into account the emerging context aware computing and situation awareness capabilities as newer requirements for businesses and industries, the program has been designed tofocus on the Next-Generation Security based on the emergence of Cloud Computing, Mobility, BYOD and Virtualization and rapidly changing threat landscape in India"
An important challenge in developing context aware systems is the dynamic nature of their execution environment which makes the processes of context information acquisition and representation extremely difficult to manage.
Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environments for Peer-to-Peer Collaborative Learning.
Thirty-six contributions are organized into sections on user perspective, smart devices and distributed sensors, context aware smart homes, enabling smart care, and standardization and remote monitoring.
A sampling of topics: a home integral telecaresystem for HIV/AIDS patients, incorporating the sense of smell into haptic surgical simulators, development of an expert system for classification of medical errors, context aware tele-monitoring and tele-treatment services, a software system for clinical monitoring, and autism knowledge sharing.
"Garden Buddy version 2.0 and Garden Buddy metric version represent the new breed of location context aware applications that Island Apps is focused on building.
Openwave Systems Inc (Nasdaq:OPWV), a software company providing context aware mediation and messaging solutions announced today that South African mobile operator Vodacom has selected Openwave Integra Service Management Platform (SMP), a next generation traffic mediation and policy management solution designed to allow Vodacom to effectively manage, monitor and monetise mobile traffic.
User context aware delivery of e-learning material: Approach and architecture.