Introducing ENUM to the Semantic Web

K. Reichinger and R. Baumgartner (Austria)


ENUM, ENUMservices, Semantic Web, FOAF, RDF, SEMNUM.


This paper evaluates linking ENUM with the Semantic Web. ENUM is a protocol for mapping a telephone number to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which can be used to contact a resource associated with that number. ENUM therefore gives access to a wide range of a person’s (communication) identifiers by looking up a specific domain associated with that person’s telephone number. After describing the basic functionality and structure of both ENUM and the Semantic Web, promising links between the two are highlighted and applications introduced. Finally the structure of ENUM is modeled as an RDF vocabulary named SEMNUM for usage in applications enriching standard ENUM or FOAF/RDF query results.

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