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The social semantic web

Author: John G Breslin; Alexandre Passant; Stefan Decker
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
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The social web (including services such as MySpace, Flickr, last.fm, and WordPress) has captured the attention of millions of users as well as billions of dollars in investment and acquisition.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Breslin; Alexandre Passant; Stefan Decker
ISBN: 9783642011719 3642011713 9783642011726 3642011721
OCLC Number: 360145000
Description: ix, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction to the book 1 --
1.1 Overview 1 --
1.2 Aims of the book, and who will benefit from it? 3 --
1.3 Structure of the book 4 --
1.3.1 Motivation for applying Semantic Web technologies to the Social Web 5 --
1.3.2 Introduction to the Social Web (Web 2.0, social media, social software) 5 --
1.3.3 Adding semantics to the Web 6 --
1.3.4 Discussions 6 --
1.3.5 Knowledge and information sharing 6 --
1.3.6 Multimedia sharing 7 --
1.3.7 Social tagging 7 --
1.3.8 Social sharing of software 7 --
1.3.9 Social networks 8 --
1.3.10 Interlinking online communities 8 --
1.3.11 Social Web applications in enterprise 8 --
1.3.12 Towards the Social Semantic Web 9 --
2 Motivation for applying Semantic Web technologies to the Social Web 11 --
2.1 Web 2.0 and the Social Web 11 --
2.2 Addressing limitations in the Social Web with semantics 13 --
2.3 The Social Semantic Web: more than the sum of its parts 15 --
2.4 A food chain of applications for the Social Semantic Web 17 --
2.5 A practical Social Semantic Web 19 --
3 Introduction to the Social Web (Web 2.0, social media, social software) 21 --
3.1 from the Web to a Social Web 21 --
3.2 Common technologies and trends 25 --
3.2.1 RSS 25 --
3.2.2 AJAX 27 --
3.2.3 Mashups 28 --
3.2.4 Advertising 30 --
3.2.5 The Web on any device 32 --
3.2.6 Content delivery 34 --
3.2.7 Cloud computing 35 --
3.2.8 Folksonomies 38 --
3.3 Object-centred sociality 39 --
3.4 Licensing content 42 --
3.5 Be careful before you post 42 --
3.6 Disconnects in the Social Web 44 --
4 Adding semantics to the Web 45 --
4.1 A brief history 45 --
4.2 The need for semantics 47 --
4.3 Metadata 51 --
4.3.1 Resource Description Framework (RDF) 52 --
4.3.2 The RDF syntax 54 --
4.4 Ontologies 56 --
4.4.1 RDF Schema 59 --
4.4.2 Web Ontology Language (OWL) 61 --
4.5 SPARQL 62 --
4.6 The 'lowercase' semantic web, including microformats 64 --
4.7 Semantic search 66 --
4.8 Linking Open Data 67 --
4.9 Semantic mashups 69 --
4.10 Addressing the Semantic Web 'chicken-and-egg' problem 71 --
5 Discussions 75 --
5.1 The world of boards, blogs and now microblogs 75 --
5.2 Blogging 76 --
5.2.1 The growth of blogs 77 --
5.2.2 Structured blogging 79 --
5.2.3 Semantic blogging 81 --
5.3 Microblogging 85 --
5.3.1 The Twitter phenomenon 88 --
5.3.2 Semantic microblogging 89 --
5.4 Message boards 91 --
5.4.1 Categories and tags on message boards 92 --
5.4.2 Characteristics of forums 94 --
5.4.3 Social networks on message boards 97 --
5.5 Mailing lists and IRC 100 --
6 Knowledge and information sharing 103 --
6.1 Wikis 103 --
6.1.1 The Wikipedia 105 --
6.1.2 Semantic wikis 105 --
6.1.3 DBpedia 110 --
6.1.4 Semantics-based reputation in the Wikipedia 111 --
6.2 Other knowledge services leveraging semantics 112 --
6.2.1 Twine 112 --
6.2.2 The Internet Archive 115 --
6.2.3 Powerset 117 --
6.2.4 OpenLink Data Spaces 119 --
6.2.5 Freebase 119 --
7 Multimedia sharing 121 --
7.1 Multimedia management 121 --
7.2 Photo-sharing services 122 --
7.2.1 Modelling RDF data from Flickr 123 --
7.2.3 Annotating images using Semantic Web technologies 125 --
7.3 Podcasts 126 --
7.3.1 Audio podcasts 127 --
7.3.2 Video podcasts 129 --
7.3.3 Adding semantics to podcasts 131 --
7.4 Music-related content 133 --
7.4.1 DBTune and the Music Ontology 133 --
7.4.2 Combining social music and the Semantic Web 134 --
8 Social tagging 137 --
8.1 Tags, tagging and folksonomies 137 --
8.1.1 Overview of tagging 137 --
8.1.2 Issues with free-form tagging systems 140 --
8.2 Tags and the Semantic Web 142 --
8.2.1 Mining taxonomies and ontologies from folksonomies 143 --
8.2.2 Modelling folksonomies using Semantic Web technologies 144 --
8.3 Tagging applications using Semantic Web technologies 148 --
8.3.1 Annotea 148 --
8.3.2 Revyu.com 149 --
8.3.3 SweetWiki 151 --
8.3.4 int.ere.st 151 --
8.3.5 LODr 152 --
8.3.6 Atom Interface 153 --
8.3.7 Faviki 154 --
8.4 Advanced querying capabilities thanks to semantic tagging 155 --
8.4.1 Show items with the tag 'semanticweb' on any platform 155 --
8.4.2 List the ten latest items tagged by Alexandre on SlideShare 155 --
8.4.3 List the tags used by Alex on SlideShare and by John on Flickr 157 --
8.4.4 Retrieve any content tagged with something relevant to the Semantic Web field 158 --
9 Social sharing of software 159 --
9.1 Software widgets, applications and projects 159 --
9.2 Description of a Project (DOAP) 160 --
9.2.1 Examples of DOAP use 161 --
9.3 Crawling and browsing software descriptions 164 --
9.4 Querying project descriptions and related data 166 --
9.4.1 Locating software projects from people you trust 166 --
9.4.2 Locating a software project related to a particular topic 167 --
10 Social networks 169 --
10.1 Overview of social networks 169 --
10.2 Online social networking services 173 --
10.3 Some psychology behind SNS usage 175 --
10.4 Niche social networks 177 --
10.5 Addressing some limitations of social networks 179 --
10.6 Friend-of-a-Friend (FOAF) 181 --
10.6.1 Consolidation of people objects 184 --
10.6.2 Aggregating a person's web contributions 186 --
10.6.3 Inferring relationships from aggregated data 187 --
10.7 hCard and XFN 189 --
10.8 The Social Graph API and OpenSocial 190 --
10.8.1 The Social Graph API 190 --
10.8.2 OpenSocial 192 --
10.9 The Facebook Platform 193 --
10.10 Some social networking initiatives from the W3C 194 --
10.11 A social networking stack 194 --
11 Interlinking online communities 197 --
11.1 The need for semantics in online communities 197 --
11.2 Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC) 198 --
11.2.1 The SIOC ontology 201 --
11.2.2 SIOC metadata format 203 --
11.2.3 SIOC modules 205 --
11.3 Expert finding in online communities 206 --
11.3.1 FOAF for expert finding 208 --
11.3.2 SIOC for expert finding 209 --
11.4 Connections between community description formats 211 --
11.5 Distributed conversations and channels 212 --
11.6 SIOC applications 215 --
11.7 A food chain for SIOC data 216 --
11.7.1 SIOC producers 218 --
11.7.2 SIOC collectors 223 --
11.7.3 SIOC consumers 224 --
11.8 RDFa for interlinking online communities 231 --
11.9 Argumentative discussions in online communities 234 --
11.10 Object-centred sociality in online communities 236 --
11.11 Data portability in online communities 238 --
11.11.1 The DataPortability working group 238 --
11.11.2 Data portability with FOAF and SIOC 240 --
11.11.3 Connections between portability efforts 241 --
11.12 Online communities for health care and life sciences 242 --
11.12.1 Semantic Web Applications in Neuromedicine 243 --
11.12.2 Science Collaboration Framework 244 --
11.12.3 bio-zen and the art of scientific community maintenance 246 --
11.13 Online presence 246 --
11.14 Online attention 247 --
11.15 The SIOC data competition 247 --
12 Social Web applications in enterprise 251 --
12.1 Overview of Enterprise 2.0 251 --
12.2 Issues with Enterprise 2.0 255 --
12.2.1 Social and philosophical issues with Enterprise 2.0 255 --
12.2.1 Technical issues with Enterprise 2.0 258 --
12.3 Improving Enterprise 2.0 ecosystems with semantic technologies 262 --
12.3.1 Introducing SemSLATES 262 --
12.3.2 Implementing semantics in Enterprise 2.0 ecosystems 263 --
12.3.3 SIOC for collaborative work environments 266 --
13 Towards the Social Semantic Web 269 --
13.1 Possibilities for the Social Semantic Web 269 --
13.2 A community-guided Social Semantic Web 271 --
13.2.1 Wisdom of the crowds and the Semantic Web 272 --
13.2.2 A grassroots approach 273 --
13.2.3 The vocabulary onion 275 --
13.3 Integrating with the Social Semantic Desktop 278 --
13.4 Privacy and identity on the Social Semantic Web 279 --
13.4.1 Keeping privacy in mind 279 --
13.4.2 Identity fragmentation 280 --
13.5 The vision of a Social Semantic Web 281.
Responsibility: John G. Breslin, Alexandre Passant, Stefan Decker.

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