Semantics, Sensors, and the Social Web: The Live Social Semantics Experiments.

Martin Szomszor, Ciro Cattuto, Wouter Van den Broeck, Alain Barrat, and Harith Alani. Semantics, sensors, and the social web: The live social semantics experiments. In Aroyo et al., editors, The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, volume 6089 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 196–210. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-13489-0_14.

Abstract

The Live Social Semantics is an innovative application that encourages and guides social networking between researchers at conferences and similar events. The application integrates data from the Semantic Web, online social networks, and a face-to-face contact sensing platform. It helps researchers to find like-minded and influential researchers, to identify and meet people in their community of practice, and to capture and later retrace their real-world networking activities. The application was successfully deployed at two international conferences, attracting more than 300 users in total. This paper describes the Live Social Semantics application, with a focus on how data from Web 2.0 sources can be used to automatically generate Profiles of Interest. We evaluate and discuss the results of its two deployments, assessing the accuracy of profiles generated, the willingness to link to external social networking sites, and the feedback given through user questionnaires.

URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/gw6648g34414h874/

PDF: http://oro.open.ac.uk/21184/1/eswc2010socialwebtrack_submission_5-3.pdf

BIBTEX:

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  title = {Semantics, Sensors, and the Social Web: The Live Social Semantics Experiments},
  author = {Szomszor, Martin and Cattuto, Ciro and {Van den Broeck}, Wouter
    and Barrat, Alain and Alani, Harith},
  affiliation = {City University London City eHealth Research Centre UK},
  booktitle = {The Semantic Web: Research and Applications},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  editor = {Aroyo, Lora and Antoniou, Grigoris and Hyvönen, Eero and {ten Teije}, Annette
    and Stuckenschmidt, Heiner and Cabral, Liliana and Tudorache, Tania},
  publisher = {Springer Berlin / Heidelberg},
  pages = {196--210},
  volume = {6089},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13489-0_14},
  year = {2010},
  keywords = {Live Social Semantics, SocioPatterns}
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