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Ekaterini Ioannou

Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory

Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering
Technical University of Crete
University Campus
73100, Crete, HELLAS

ioannou AT softnet.tuc.gr
EkateriniIoannou AT acm.org

The Beagle++ Toolbox: Towards an Extendable Desktop Search Architecture

Ingo Brunkhorst, Paul-Alexandru Chirita, Stefania Costache, Julien Gaugaz, Ekaterini Ioannou, Tereza Iofciu, Enrico Minack, Wolfgang Nejdl, Raluca Paiu
In Semantic Desktop Workshop (SemDesk-2006), International Semantic Web Conference, November 2006, Athens, GA, USA.


The rapidly increasing quantity and diversity of data stored on our PCs made locating information in this environment very difficult. Consequently, recent research has focussed on building semantically enhanced systems for either organizing or searching data on the desktop. Building on previous work, in this paper we present the Beagle++ toolbox, a set of extendable building blocks for implementing such a system. The corresponding modular desktop search architecture integrates our previously developed metadata generators and ranking components, uses an RDF database to share data between components, and can easily integrate other external components to improve desktop search quality. Additionally, we provide implementation details about all our current components, how they interact with each other, and how to install the complete system on top of a Linux distribution.


     author = {Ingo Brunkhorst and Paul - Alexandru Chirita and Stefania Costache and Julien Gaugaz and
     Ekaterini Ioannou and Tereza Iofciu and Enrico Minack and Wolfgang Nejdl and Raluca Paiu},
     title = {The Beagle$^{++}$ Toolbox: Towards an Extendable Desktop Search Architecture},
     booktitle = {Semantic Desktop Workshop, ISWC},
     year = {2006}
     note = {Athens, GA, USA},
     month = {November},

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