The Nepomuk-KDE Wiki

Sebastian TrĂ¼g strueg at
Mon Oct 30 10:46:06 GMT 2006

Hi everybody,

I would like to (once again) officially announce the Nepomuk-KDE project [1] 
which aims to provide a full implementation of the standards and APIs defined 
in Nepomuk on the KDE Desktop.

As a sub-project of Nepomuk the two main issues are the maintenance and 
intensive usage of metadata throughout the desktop and powerful peer-to-peer 
collaboration techiques. In the first phase of the NEPOMUK-KDE project the 
focus lies on the metadata part. There are basicly three kinds of metadata to 
be found on the desktop:

* Metadata that can be found in files stored on the local harddisk like tag
  information in audio files, timestamps, or simple indexed text. This
  metadata can be extracted and indexed at any time and is exactly the type of
  information current desktop search projects as Beagle or Strigi are based
* Metadata created manually by the user. In the most simple case this can be a
  comment to a file or an email. But it could also mean the grouping of
  several resources under one topic and so on.
* The most interesting type of metadata is, however, the kind that cannot be
  extracted easily by an indexer and is not generated by the user manually.
  This includes for example the url of a file that is downloaded from the
  internet. Once saved on the local harddisk this information is lost. The
  same goes for the (rather popular) example of email attachments: Once an
  email attachment is saved to the local harddisk its connection to the email
  and with it the connection to the sender is lost. These are just two
  examples relating to the source of files. There are many more.
The goal of the NEPOMUK-KDE project is to create facilities to allow each KDE 
application to take advantage of this metadata. That means that a KDE 
application can easily create new metadata, search metadata, search relations 
between resources based on metadata, and so on.

Please have a look at the Nepomuk-KDE Wiki [1] and consider subscribing to the 
mailing list or join us on IRC (#nepomuk-kde).

Have a nice day,

Sebastian Trueg, Maintainer of the Nepomuk-KDE project


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