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Semantic Desktop 2.0: The Gnowsis Experience
Leo Sauermann Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)
Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)
Malte Kiesel Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)
Dominik Heim Universität Kaiserslautern
Danish Nadeem Universität Osnabrück
Benjamin Horak Universität Kaiserslautern
Andreas Dengel Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)
  Universität Kaiserslautern

In this paper we present lessons learned from building a Semantic Desktop system, the gnowsis beta. On desktop computers, semantic software has to provide stable services and has to reflect the personal view of the user. Our approach to ontologies, the Personal Information Model PIMO allows to create tagging services like on the desktop. A semantic wiki allows further annotations. Continuous evaluations of the system helped to improve it. These results were created in the EPOS research project and are available in the open source projects Aperture, kaukoluwiki, and gnowsis and will be continued in the Nepomuk project. By using these components, other developers can create new desktop applications the web 2.0 way.


5th International Semantic Web Conference, Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006, LNCS 4273




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