NEPOMUK - Networked Environment for Personalized Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge
NEPOMUK enables users to build, maintain, and employ interworkspace relations in large scale distributed scenarios. New knowledge can be articulated in semantic structures and be connected with existing information items on the local and remote desktops. Knowledge, information items, and their metadata can be shared spontaneously without a central infrastructure. NEPOMUK realizes a freely available open-source integration framework with a set of standardized interfaces, ontologies and applications. Collaboration with the open source community and integration with major open source products ensures the broad acceptance of NEPOMUK technology, thereby activating a sustainable open source movement with viral spread-out. A number of case studies apply, adapt and test NEPOMUK´s solutions in various knowledge-work scenarios. NEPOMUK´s standardized plug-in architecture combined with usage experiences opens up manifold business opportunities for new generic or domain-specific products and services.