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Title: Semantically annotating the desktop : towards a personal ontology
Authors: Borg, Jimmy
Montebello, Matthew
Keywords: Semantic Web
Semantic integration (Computer systems)
Personal information management
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of ICT
Citation: Borg, J., & Montebello, M. (2006). Semantically annotating the desktop : towards a personal ontology. 4th Computer Science Annual Workshop (CSAW’06), Bighi. 1-5.
Abstract: The advent of the World-Wide Web brought with it a proliferation of information from e-mail, forums, chat, sites that rapidly led to information overload and a subsequent storage problem and maintenance on users’ personal computers. The desktop has become a repository of data that hosts various types of files. The recent massive increase in data has resulted in a continuous attempt to enhance our data organisation techniques and hence to the development of personal information management software. In this paper we present an overview of data organisation techniques related to personal data management that have been an active research area for decades. We will look at how personal information managers handle different types of files, and abstract these file types into a single user inter- face. Despite their advanced user interfaces, we argue that traditional personal information managers tend to be very domain specific and lack in user adaptability. To address these limitations we propose a semantic desktop application that exploits the flexibility of semantic web technologies, and introduces the concept of a Personal Ontology to aid in data organisation and can be used by other desktop applications such as information retrieval and intelligent software agents.
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