Extending MS office for sharing document content units over the semantic web

Saša Nešić, Dragan Gašević, Mehdi Jazayeri

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In this paper, we present an extension to MS Office that enables users to search and retrieve document content units (e.g., paragraphs, images, tables, slides, etc.) from documents, which are stored on user's individual desktops organized in a peer-to-peer fashion. We first introduce the Semantic Document Model (SDM) that turns MS Office documents (i.e., MS Word and MS PowerPoint) into Semantic Web resources, making document content to be accessible and queryable as RDF data. Then we describe the developed tools, which extend Office applications with support for ontology-based, distributed search of semantic documents stored in local RDF repositories over Semantic Web protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2008
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780769532615
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2008 - Yorktown Heights, NY, United States of America
Duration: 14 Jul 200818 Jul 2008


Conference8th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2008
CountryUnited States of America
CityYorktown Heights, NY

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