[Scottish] BCSG Talk on The Semantic Desktop this monday

krischalmers at googlemail.com krischalmers at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 3 13:44:39 UTC 2009

Cool, Thanks for the heads up. I'll have a look in if i can get away
from work in time.

It's an interesting topic.

On 2 Apr, 13:19, Kenny Duffus <ke... at duffus.org> wrote:
> Hi
> The BCS Glasgow Branch talk this monday may be of interest to some people it
> is on the semantic desktop:
>   Date  Monday 6th April 2009
>   Location  Lord Todd, University of Strathclyde
>   Speaker  Laura Dragan (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway,
> Ireland)
>   Synopsis: In traditional desktop architectures, applications are isolated
> islands of data - each application has its own data, unaware of related and
> relevant data in other applications. Individual vendors may decide to allow
> their applications to interoperate, so that e.g. the email client knows about
> the address book. However, today there is no consistent approach for allowing
> interoperation and a system-wide exchange of data between applications. The
> Semantic Desktop paradigm adopts the ideas of the Semantic Web paradigm and
> offers a solution to the data interoperability problem based on formal
> ontologies able to capture a shared conceptualization of desktop data in RDF
> (Resource Description Format), as a common data representation format.
> Together, these technologies provide a means to build the semantic bridges
> necessary for data exchange and application integration.
> http://www.glasgow.bcs.org/events.htm#Apr
> --
>         Kenny
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