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Networked environment for personal ontology-based management of unified knowledge

Objective

Faced with an ever-increasing information flood in a complex and interconnected world, individual knowledge workers are in dire need for support in structuring their personal information space and maintaining fruitful communication and exchange within social networks across organizational boundaries. NEPOMUK develops technical support and stipulates and mobilizes community efforts to realize the Social Semantic Desktop.

This paradigm comprises a set of technical and methodological solutions for:
- supporting the knowledge life cycle via personal knowledge articulation support, embedding in personal work processes, and sharing, exchange and alignment across social networks
- cross-media and cross-application linking and browsing of information items based on standard semantic web data structures, together with un-intrusive metadata support
- knowledge communication within social networks and distributed search and storage to build, maintain, and employ inter-workspace relations in large scale distributed scenarios.

NEPOMUK realizes an open-source framework which allows integration of third-party components via pluggable adaptors and actively promotes this basic technology in open development communities. Industrial and community case studies apply, adapt and test the solution in knowledge work scenarios in different scales of distribution, organizational complexity, and application domains. The project delivers a freely available open-source framework for social semantic desktops, a rich set of standardized interfaces and reference implementations, and generic and domain-specific business opportunities based on the application experiences.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany

Participants (15)

COGNIUM SYSTEMS
France
Address
32 Avenue Gambetta
78400 Chatou
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce, Station 1
1015 Lausanne
EDGE-IT
France
Address
43 Rue D'aboukir
75002 Paris 02
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
HEWLETT-PACKARD GALWAY LIMITED
Ireland
Address
30 Herbert Street
Dublin 2
IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Oldbrook House, 24-32 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
IRION MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
Address
Taegermoosstrasse 10
78462 Konstanz
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road -
Galway
PRC GROUP THE MANAGEMENT HOUSE ANONYMI ETAIRIA PAROKIS DIOIKITIKON EMPORIKON KAI TECHNOLOGIKON KAI PROIONTON
Greece
Address
Odos Panormou 74 Kai Larisis 35
11523 Athina
SAP AG
Germany
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
Walldorf
THALES
France
Address
45 Rue De Villiers
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Address
Via Lambertenghi 10 A
Lugano