Human Computer Interaction - Virtual Reality Lab

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese

OntoFM File Manager





The goal of this dissertation was the development of an application that collects metadata from files in a personal computer and creates a personal ontology, which can be used as underpinning for an ontology-based file manager or for other applications that require its presence.

More specifically, an application was implemented which traverses a part of the filesystem structure that the user defines and collects a set of the metadata from the files. These metadata are then incorporated in an ontology, which is saved in an OWL format. The OWL format is a well-known representation for ontologies, which can be readily used in various applications, including Protégé (ontology editing software).

Regarding the ontology-based file manager, the information within the ontology can be exploited for semantic navigation, as well as for searching for information included in the portion of the filesystem designated by the user.

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