PIMO Population and Semantic Annotation for the Gnowsis Semantic Desktop

Norberto Fernández-García, Leo Sauermann, Luis Sanchez, Ansgar Bernardi

In: Proceedings of the Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop at the ISWC. International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) CEUR-WS 202 2006.


The Semantic Desktop brings the ideas and the technologies of the Semantic Web into the personal computer desktop. As a prerequisite for applying Semantic Web technologies to a certian domain of knowledge an ontological model of the domain is required. In the Gnowsis Semantic Desktop, the PIMO (Personal Information Model Ontology) addresses this problem by providing a generic lightweight ontology whose classes model the mian concepts involved in the daily activities of a person: places, organizations, persons, etc. But in order to be fully useful for a certain user, this generic model needs to be personalized and populated, adding more classes and concrete instances of the existent classes. As the process of manual population could be tedious and time consuming, in this paper we propose an alternative which tries to exploit the information that the user provides while performing Web searches. Apart from populating the PIMO, our approach is useful in resource annotation.


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