The Social Semantic Desktop: A New Paradigm Towards Deploying the Semantic Web on the Desktop

The Social Semantic Desktop: A New Paradigm Towards Deploying the Semantic Web on the Desktop

Ansgar Bernardi (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany), Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Ludger van Elst (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany), Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany), Tudor Groza (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Siegfried Handschuh (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Mehdi Jazayeri (University of Lugano, Switzerland), Cédric Mesnage (University of Lugano, Switzerland), Knud Möller (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Gerald Reif (University of Lugano, Switzerland), Michael Sintek (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany) and Leo Sauermann (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-984-7.ch149
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the general vision of the Social Semantic Desktop (SSD) and details it in the context of the NEPOMUK project. It outlines the typical SSD requirements and functionalities that were identified from real world scenarios. In addition, it provides the design of the standard SSD architecture together with the ontology pyramid developed to support it. Finally, the chapter gives an overview of some of the technical challenges that arise from the actual development process of the SSD.

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