Exploring New Nepomuk Features in Mandriva Linux 2010
Dec 12, 2009, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"So, where are we at with Nepomuk now, compared to where we want
to be? Stéphane explains that "Nepomuk initially aimed at
two main achievements: 1) the ability to interlink data
semantically on the desktop across the applications, 2) the ability
to share semantic information with other desktops". The first is
"getting mature from the infrastructure point of view" and he
believes that Mandriva Linux 2010 gives a good insight into the
improvements it can bring to the user, but much remains to be done.
The design of the framework for the second main objective started
only recently: "a workshop took place in Freiburg early November
and resulted in a first draft of the Nepomuk Sharing Ontology, and
in a set of sharing use cases". Ultimately, it should be possible
to share semantic information everywhere from mobile handsets to
enterprise servers so that "the sky's the limit".
"Nepomuk is already there in ways that you hardly notice - when
you tag an image in Dolphin that tag is also visible in Gwenview.
Obvious right? Well of course, but that is Nepomuk in action behind