OntoFM: A Personal Ontology-based File Manager for the Desktop

Rompa, J., Lepouras, G., Vassilakis C., and Tryfonopoulos
Demo at the 10th International Web Conference, 2011, Bonn, Germany


OntoFM is a novel file manager that bases its interactivity on the user¢s personal ontology, offering semantic browsing and searching mechanisms for locating files, a mind map inspired ontology visualization, and simple-to-use intuitive functionality that encourages less experienced users. The implementation of OntoFM is based on Protege, an extensible open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework. The file manager is implemented as a Protege tab widget, retrieving information from your personal ontology. Ontology visualization is based upon the OntoGraf plug-in which has been extended to comply with the mind map paradigm. Currently the ontology visualization pane permits only navigational functions, while other ontology management functions have been hidden to ease the complexity of the user interface.

Demo material:http://www.uop.gr/~trifon/OntoFM

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