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Re: design consideratins for a simple (semantic) contact management app

From: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 21:58:32 -0400
Message-ID: <7a4ebe1d0607241858o6ddda3f2u9f74f1f7efcb1569@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

DBIN looks great!

however I am looking for something simpler to experiment with PIM.

I will rephrase my enquiry to the following:

I just want to be able to quickly jot down/browse contact information,
organizational relationships between this contacts, personal
relationships, etc.

Any bootstraping ideas? some simple PIM app for example?
Of course I would like to query the resulting graph in many different
ways... build a webapp for my pda for instance.

Sounds quite easy but I just don't know where to begin.

Thanks,
Aldo

On 7/19/06, Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com> wrote:
> If P2P rather than client server would make it, then most of the
> requirements you can solve with DBin [1] today and no programming. Plus
> you get other things for free like digital signatures, handling of data
> attachments, multiplatform, Ecllipse based plugin model etc
>
> Just add your favorite ontologies and mash together a UI with a bit of
> XML to create your domain  "Brainlet" [2].
> To create such thing big suggestion is download the lastest DBin and
> modify one of the brainlets we ship.
> Still not the earlist thing in the world to create but.. we're here to
> help! :-) (and working hard to make this process as simple as possible).
>
> Giovanni
>
> [1] http://dbin.org
> [2] Brainlets: "instant" Semantic Web applications
> Giovanni Tummarello, Christian Morbidoni, Michele Nucci, Onofrio
> Panzarino http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2006/Paper5.pdf
>
> Eric Hoffer wrote:
> > I too am looking to do something similar, so if there have been
> > private responses that you could share, that would be of interest to
> > me as well - though we are looking for something that is scalable, so
> > performance would matter.
> >
> > From an architectural standpoint, in the context of an integrated
> > system which incorporates social networking aspects as well as
> > collaborative workspaces, in addition to the questions posed by Aldo,
> > I would also like to get some guidance on the best approaches for its
> > semantic enablement - i.e. whether at this stage it should be
> > intrinsically semantic, or enabled via semantic layer.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
> > Eric
> >
> > */Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>/* wrote:
> >
> >
> >     hi all,
> >
> >     as a simple excercise i would like to build a simple contact
> >     management app ( domain: generic business... contacts, accounts,
> >     employees, relations, etc ) as follows.
> >
> >     *a central server with a triple store
> >     ** inference engine
> >     ** contexts / named graphs
> >     *several user accounts
> >     *a user interface that allows users to
> >     ** create / delete statements
> >     *** contexts are used to keep track of provenance of statements
> >     ** sparql and simple browsing
> >     *an ontology ( plus inference layer ) that allows me to, at least:
> >     ** use or define some common inverse functional properties ( ssn /
> >     email / internal id / phone extension ) and perform smushing.
> >     ** define basic contact info plus some relationships ( hierarchy,
> >     relation to an organization, etc. transitivity would be nice in
> >     hierarchical relationships )
> >
> >     what storage / inference stack would you use?
> >     any recommended ontologies?
> >     design considerations / ideas?
> >     dev workflow?
> >
> >     doesn't need to be performant at all. we're talking very small
> >     numbers here.
> >
> >     thx ;)
> >     aldo
> >
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> >
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> >
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