[foaf-protocols] Bootstrapping the Semantic Inbox

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 21:59:49 CEST 2010


On 26 September 2010 21:57, Toby Inkster <tai at g5n.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:48:06 +0100
> Toby Inkster <mail at tobyinkster.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> This initial implementation just acts as a gateway, forwarding
>> incoming messages to a mailbox via SMTP.
>
> My sketch for the next implementation is this:
>
> Rather than act as a gateway, act as a real mail box, with incoming
> mail getting dumped into either a UNIX-style mail spool, or more likely
> a database.
>
> When logging in to view incoming mail, you'd see incoming messages
> split into about 3 logical inboxes: Data Inbox (containing any messages
> with an RDF Content-Type), Document Inbox (containing messages with a
> document, text or article-like Content-Type) and Media Inbox
> (containing images, audio, video, etc). Incoming XHTML+RDFa would be
> presented in both the Data and Document inboxes.

I love the term "Data Inbox"!!

>
> You can then go through each item in your mail and choose to archive
> them to user-created folders. Items would also have an option to add to
> your "Data Shoebox" - a quad store that can be queried later.
>
> The user would also be able to define filters with conditions given in
> the form of SPARQL "ASK" queries. Filters would allow messages to be
> automatically filed into different folders, deleted, added to the
> shoebox, forwarded to another account, etc.
>
> --
> Toby A Inkster
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> <http://tobyinkster.co.uk>
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