Communications of the IIMA


In this paper, an attempt is made to conceptually unite three different application areas for semantic technologies, namely personal Knowledge Management, social networking, and Peer-to-Peer information-sharing. Until now, semantic technology has been applied to each of these application areas separately or in binary combinations only. By functionally combining all three areas in a single application, it is hoped to sketch a compelling Semantic Web system that will help increase the spread and acceptance of the Semantic Web vision. A concrete usage scenario of a community of researchers is used to demonstrate the approach.