Semantic Desktop integration

to everybody:

We are modeling our new, better version of gnowsis integration.

introduction: an adpater is a thing that converts existing metadata to RDF. see adapter javadoc

The questions are

– how to access adapters
– how does a adapter publish its metadata. Metadata of adapters are: What data do I contain?
– how to implement adapters (we have much experience from adapting outlook and mp3 and other stuff like imap)
– what messages should be passed back and forth?

our answers ´would be:

we call them adapters.
adapters are accessed through xml/rpc, soap, or pure http.
adapters publish their metadata as RDF model, rdf/xml
adapters can be implemented in any language, as long as they speak some http-speak.
messages would be RDQL and ChattyBoundedDescriptions

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