ConTag - A Tagging System linking the Semantic Desktop with Web 2.0

Benjamin Adrian

Mastersthesis DFKI KM 9/2006.


The reading of written documents is often accompanied by noting major topics mentioned in the document or categories being classified into. Using a Personal Computer enables users to manage their text annotations in machine readable formats. Supporting users to annotate documents efficiently may be useful in order to facilitate and support later on retrieval approaches. Modern Personal Information Management systems use these opportunity to manage known documents (e.g. web pages) by indexing their existing annotations. Compared to common document retrieval approaches, such as browser bookmarks, the filesystem, or Web Search Engines, the usage of personal annotations humanizes the process of Information Retrieval. Based on this idea, the following study describes a system called ConTag, designed to help users to annotate their documents.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence