PIMO - A Framework for Representing Personal Information Models

Leo Sauermann; Ludger van Elst; Andreas Dengel
In: T. Pellegrini; S. Schaffert (Hrsg.). Proceedings of I-MEDIA '07 and I-SEMANTICS '07 International Conferences on New Media Technology and Semantic Systems as part of (TRIPLE-I 2007), September 5-7, Graz, Austria. Pages 270-277, J.UCS, Online-Proceedings, 9/2007.


This paper presents the concept and realization of a Personal I nformation Model (PIMO). A PIMO is used to represent a single users' concepts, such as projects, tasks, contacts, organizations, allowing files, e-mails, and other resources of interest to the user to be categorized. This categorization using multiple criteria was used to integrate information across different applications and file formats. Based on RDF/S, multiple layers were defined: an upper-layer for a minimal set of generic concepts, a mid-layer for refinements, and a user-layer for concepts of the individual user. Our approach was deployed and used in several research projects. The PIMO helps users to categorize resources for Personal Information Management (PIM), it is intended to be the integrative part in personalized systems, such as Social Semantic Desktops



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