INCREMENTAL END-USER QUERY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SEMANTIC DESKTOP

Ricardo Kawase, Enrico Minack, Wolfgang Nejdl, Samur Araújo, Daniel Schwabe

Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of a user interface that allows end-users to incrementally construct a query over the information in the Personal Information Management (PIM) domain. It allows semantically enriched keyword queries, implemented in the Semantic Desktop of the NEPOMUK Project. The Semantic Desktop user is able to explicitly articulate machine-processable knowledge, as described by its metadata. Therefore, searching this semantic information space can also benefit from the knowledge articulation within the query. Contrary to keyword queries, where it is not possible to provide semantic information, structured query languages as SPARQL enable exploiting this knowledge explicitly.

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Kawase R., Minack E., Nejdl W., Araújo S. and Schwabe D. (2009). INCREMENTAL END-USER QUERY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SEMANTIC DESKTOP . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 270-275. DOI: 10.5220/0001825902700275


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist09,
author={Ricardo Kawase and Enrico Minack and Wolfgang Nejdl and Samur Araújo and Daniel Schwabe},
title={INCREMENTAL END-USER QUERY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SEMANTIC DESKTOP},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={270-275},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001825902700275},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - INCREMENTAL END-USER QUERY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SEMANTIC DESKTOP
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Kawase R.
AU - Minack E.
AU - Nejdl W.
AU - Araújo S.
AU - Schwabe D.
PY - 2009
SP - 270
EP - 275
DO - 10.5220/0001825902700275