Handling of Task Hierarchies on the Nepomuk Social Semantic Desktop

Marko Brunzel, Roland M. Mueller

In: M. Sebillo , G. Vitiello , G. Schaefer (editor). Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Visual Information Systems. International Conference on Visual Information Systems (Visual-2008) 10th September 11-12 Salerno Italy Pages 315-318 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5188 Springer 2008.


The idea of the Semantic Web is becoming more and more reality. Recent developments in Semantic Desktop research bring semantically enriched data onto the knowledge workers desktop environment. A crucial application for today's knowledge worker is task management, which goes beyond simple ToDo lists. In this paper we explain why task management applications in social semantic environments need an appropriate user interface to take advantage of the opportunities ahead. Then we propose the usage of an UI which is tailored towards the underlying data schema: the task management ontology. One challenge for task management based on flexible semantic schemas in social environments is to scope on what should be shared and what not. Sharing and transfer of semantic, graph-represented information is highly desired. We propose WYSIWYS: What You See Is What You Share. This paradigm gives the human user an interface where he/she maintains control over what is shared and what not.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz