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in the context of (something)

In or amid the surrounding words or event that gives something its complete, original, or genuine meaning. All injuries are more costly in the context of the playoffs. Oh no, in the context of the original interview, her comments made perfect sense.
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out of context

Lacking or removed from the surrounding words or event that gives something its complete, original, or genuine meaning. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. She said the quote had been taken out of context to make it look like she hated her own country, which she claims couldn't be further from the truth. It's hard to know what's going on in the picture when it's out of context like this. Of course you can spin any out-of-context quotation to suit your own agenda.
See also: context, of, out

take (something) out of context

To misrepresent the meaning of an utterance, an action, or a report thereof by omitting or altering the original context in which it was spoken or done. You have to be very careful what you say when you're a politician, because the media are all too happy to take anything you say out of context. The way you're describing what she did sounds terrible, but you're taking things completely out of context.
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in the context of something

in the circumstances under which something happens or has happened. In the context of a funeral, laughing loudly is inappropriate. In the context of an argument, it is fine to speak firmly.
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*out of context

[of an utterance or the report of an action] removed from the surrounding context of the event, thereby misrepresenting the intent of the utterance or report. (*Typically: be ~; lift something ~; quote someone or something ~; take something ~.) You took her remarks out of context! You're the dishonest person, not her!
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Villar, "A genetic learning process for the scaling factors, granularity and contexts of the fuzzy rule-based system data base," Information Sciences, vol.
It is natural that construction professionals could define such fuzzy sets differently depending on the context of use, and the context itself must be properly defined using context attributes such as the contractor organization's experience, project location, and type of projects (e.g., commercial or industrial).
Accordingly, the main objectives of this research are to (1) develop a framework for context adaption of FIS-based CLP models, (2) test the framework using real-world problem, and (3) improve on limitations with existing context adaptation approaches which relied on normalized MFs.
According to [12], the context is all information that can be used to characterize an entity.
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.
The work in [24] considers the interaction between a user and an adversary as well as the temporal correlations between contexts. Unlike MaskIt, in [24], a user controls the granularity of the released contexts, and an adversary has limited capability which means the adversary can only obtain a subset of the user's contexts as the goal of attacking and then actively adjusts his/her future strategies based on the attacking results.
To the best of our knowledge, our approach is the first work to provide an efficient optimal approach in which the deception policy is introduced with privacy preservation on smartphones while considering the temporal correlations between user contexts. In the proposed approach, a Markov chain is used to model the contexts of a user and the temporal correlations between user contexts.
Unlike the "release or suppress" paradigm in [7], the privacy preserving system in this paper introduces the "release or deceive" paradigm in [8] to increase the number of releasing real contexts while guaranteeing user's privacy.
Because the context classification is a kind of multiclassification, the typical methods of Bayes, decision tree, and SVM are chosen as the evaluation function of feature subset.
In this paper, we use a context information dataset, "Sensor Signal Dataset for Exploring Context Recognition of Mobile Devices" proposed in [35].
From the above discussion, it is not difficult to find that dispersion of context source and heterogeneity in techniques are common problems facing architecture design of context-aware applications.
With the applicable context data, the system can then provide users with the functions that are customised to the contextual situations.
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