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Semantic Email Addressing: The Semantic Web Killer App?
January/February 2009 (vol. 13 no. 1)
pp. 48-55
Michael Kassoff, Stanford Logic Group
Charles Petrie, Stanford Logic Group
Lee-Ming Zen, Microsoft adCenter Labs
Michael Genesereth, Stanford University
Email addresses, like telephone numbers, are opaque identifiers. They're often hard to remember, and, worse still, they change from time to time. Semantic email addressing (SEA) lets users send email to a semantically specified group of recipients. It provides all of the functionality of static email mailing lists, but because users can maintain their own profiles, they don't need to subscribe, unsubscribe, or change email addresses. Because of its targeted nature, SEA could help combat unintentional spam and preserve the privacy of email addresses and even individual identities.

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Index Terms:
Intelligent Web services, Semantic Web, email addressing
Michael Kassoff, Charles Petrie, Lee-Ming Zen, Michael Genesereth, "Semantic Email Addressing: The Semantic Web Killer App?," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 48-55, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.20
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