Semantic document architecture for desktop data integration and management

Saša Nešić, Dragan Gašević, Mehdi Jazayeri

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The paper presents a novel desktop document architecture, namely SDArch, which attempts to integrate data from heterogeneous desktop applications into a unified desktop information space. To achieve this, SDArch introduces a new document representation model, which establishes explicit semantic links between fine-grained units of document data based on the conceptualization of their semantics. The SDArch semantic search and navigation services, which run on this unified desktop information space, aim to improve the search and navigation within desktop data, thus improving the effectiveness and efficiency of desktop users in carrying out their daily tasks. We report on a usability evaluation of the SDArch prototype and an experimental evaluation of the proposed semantic search. The evaluation results are promising. We present an analysis of these results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEKE 2010 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 2010 - Redwood City, United States of America
Duration: 1 Jul 20103 Jul 2010
Conference number: 22nd


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 2010
Abbreviated titleSEKE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityRedwood City

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