[Xesam] [nepomuk-kde] positive feedback about NEPOMUK & KDE 4.4 - you rock
Jos van den Oever
jvdoever at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 11:50:28 PDT 2010
2010/3/9 Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann at dfki.de>:
> I take the time of the successfull KDE 4.4 release to give some feedback:
> Since years I watch the news about NEPOMUK-KDE, and this time (4.4), I
> get the impression the news was very positive. So I conclude that users
> and the press now ask "what NEPOMUK features do I get next?" instead of
> "make it go away, it slows down my computer and I don't know what it is".
> Is my feeling right? (I hope)
> can you share some positive NEPOMUK KDE stories?
> Second, I have been a frequent speaker about Semantic Desktop since
> 2003, and I am happy to confess that now finally I have something to
> talk about:
> NEPOMUK-KDE is it, and its gaining momentum.
> At CeBIT 2010 I gave a talk about Semantic Desktop and KDE and oscaf.org
> and gnowsis.com, and I asked the question: how many people use KDE in
> the audience?
> Of the ~100 people listening, around 8 rose their hands.
> They asked interested questions, like "does it watch my files when I
> move them", and I said "I think so, if not, ask the NEPOMUK-KDE
> mailinglist, Sebastian is a very friendly guy".
> I also met people from KOffice, Inge Wallin from KO GmbH, see here:
> Jos, you know these guys (they say).
> Inge showed me some RDF-based annotation features in KOffice and I get
> the impression that he understood very well what it means to embed RDF
> metadata in Text documents - he mentioned some serious business cases
> and that they got funding to go ahead with them (I don't know how much
> is public, so I rather remain vague here).
Yes, I do, I work for KO GmbH, mainly on KOffice. Currently we are
adding initial RDF support to KOffice. For this we followed the draft
1.2 specification of ODF. This work is sponsored by NLNet. Most of the
work has been done by Ben Martin. This project is now running out and
we will write a final report on what is in there within a month.
With initial support we mean that loading and saving is supported and
initial annotation and display support. Being able to add RDF in ODF
documents in the xml serialization is big boon. It allows one to add
any data in a semantic way in the documents.
Since KOffice libraries can be used in 3rd party applications like the
Nokia office viewer, RDF support for ODF files opens up the way to
write specialized applications or koffice plugins for writing text
documents that make adding semantic annotation for specific fields
easy. As Inge observed, there many use cases for this.
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