Context as foundation for a semantic desktop

Heath, Thomas; Motta, Enrico and Dzbor, Martin (2005). Context as foundation for a semantic desktop. In: 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005), 6-10 Nov 2005, Galway, Ireland.


Adoption of semantic web technologies and principles presents an opportunity to change the conceptual model of desktop computing. Moving from a traditional position where the desktop is largely tied to a specific computational device, a semantic desktop could exist as a broad, networked space defined relative to the user. In this position paper we argue that personal, computing, and knowledge contexts are the appropriate means by which to define and shape the desktop space, and that collectively they provide the foundation for novel functionality in a semantic desktop.

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