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Automatic address book through semantic web technology

An automatic address book is a system that uses semantic web technology to gather and organize contact information from various sources. This can include social media profiles, business directories, and other online sources of information.

Semantic web technology is a set of standards and technologies that allow data to be shared and understood by computers and other machines. It uses metadata, or data about data, to describe the meaning and context of the information being shared. This allows the information to be understood by machines and enables them to process and interpret the data in a more human-like way.

An automatic address book system that uses semantic web technology might work as follows:

  1. The system searches the web for contact information using a variety of techniques, such as web scraping and natural language processing (NLP).

  2. It uses semantic web technology to extract metadata about the contact information, such as the person’s name, job title, and company.

  3. The system organizes the contact information in an address book, grouping contacts by metadata tags such as company name or job title.

  4. The software can also use the metadata to provide additional context and insights about the contacts, such as their professional background or areas of expertise.

Overall, an automatic address book system that uses semantic web technology can help users to efficiently gather and organize contact information from a variety of sources, making it easier to manage and maintain their professional network.

Evercontact, a French company based in Paris, implemented a solution to update and synchronize e-mail and phone contacts.

 

 

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