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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 40 Issue 3, August 2008

A survey of autonomic computing—degrees, models, and applications
Markus C. Huebscher, Julie A. McCann
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1380584.1380585

Autonomic Computing is a concept that brings together many fields of computing with the purpose of creating computing systems that self-manage. In its early days it was criticised as being a “hype topic” or a rebadging of some Multi...

Statistical machine translation
Adam Lopez
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/1380584.1380586

Statistical machine translation (SMT) treats the translation of natural language as a machine learning problem. By examining many samples of human-produced translation, SMT algorithms automatically learn how to translate. SMT has made tremendous...

Authorization in trust management: Features and foundations
Peter C. Chapin, Christian Skalka, X. Sean Wang
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/1380584.1380587

Trust management systems are frameworks for authorization in modern distributed systems, allowing remotely accessible resources to be protected by providers. By allowing providers to specify policy, and access requesters to possess certain access...

Decentralized access control in distributed file systems
Stefan Miltchev, Jonathan M. Smith, Vassilis Prevelakis, Angelos Keromytis, Sotiris Ioannidis
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/1380584.1380588

The Internet enables global sharing of data across organizational boundaries. Distributed file systems facilitate data sharing in the form of remote file access. However, traditional access control mechanisms used in distributed file systems are...