RWTH Aachen University
A number of semantic desktop frameworks have been proposed that address different issues in personal information management, including the organization, manipulation and visualization of personal data. The authors' approach comprises a layered multi-ontology based framework, MOSE (Multiple Ontology based Semantic dEsktop). In this paper, they describe how the architecture of MOSE supports an application centered semantic approach to personal information management. In particular, they introduce a method based on the model-view-controller paradigm for Personal Information Application (PIA) development, as enabled by the underlying semantic data organization and specified by the PIA designer.