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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop (SemDesk) located at the 5th International Semantic Web Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSemantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop - Athens, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 20066 Nov 2006


WorkshopSemantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop
Abbreviated titleSemDesk 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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