The Social Semantic Desktop: A New Paradigm Towards Deploying the Semantic Web on the Desktop

Ansgar Bernardi, Stefan Decker, Ludger van Elst, Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Tudor Groza, Siegfried Handschuh, Mehdi Jazayeri, Cédric Mesnage, Knud Möller, Gerald Reif, Michael Sintek, Leo Sauermann

In: Jorge Cardoso, Miltiadis D. Lytras (Hrsg.). Semantic Web Engineering in the Knowledge Society. Kapitel XII Seiten 290-312 IGI Global 2008.


This chapter introduces the general vision of the Social Semantic Desktop (SSD) and details it in the context of the NEPOMUK project. It outlines the typical SSD requirements and functionalities that were identified from real world scenarios. In addition, it provides the design of the standard SSD architecture together with the ontology pyramid developed to support it. Finally, the chapter gives an overview of some of the technical challenges that arise from the actual development process of the SSD.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence