Personal Semantics: Personal Information Management in the Web with Semantic Technologies

  • Salman Elahi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6644)


Every web user has several online profiles through which personal information is exchanged with many service providers. This exchange of personal information happens at a pace difficult to fully comprehend and manage without a global view and control with obvious consequences on data control, ownership and, of course, privacy. To tackle issues associated with current service-centric approaches, we propose a user-centric architecture where the interaction between a user and other agents is managed based on a global profile for the user, maintained in a profile management system and controlled by the user herself. In this PhD, we will investigate research issues and challenges in realizing such a system based on semantic technologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salman Elahi
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  1. 1.Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)The Open UniversityUK

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