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The Social Semantic Web

Description: The Social Web, a platform where people are connecting through their shared objects of interest, is encountering some boundaries in the areas of information integration, portability, search, and demanding tasks like querying. The Semantic Web is an ideal platform for interlinking and performing operations on the diverse data available from Social Web "data silos", and has produced a variety of approaches to overcome some of the limitations with the Social Web. In this talk, Breslin will describe some applications of Semantic Web technologies to the Social Web. In particular, he will focus on the SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) framework which can be used to describe social website structures, enabling data exports and information sharing for social media contributions. SIOC is one of the metadata formats used in Drupal 7, and has been deployed in Yahoo! SearchMonkey/BOSS, OpenLink Data Spaces, BlogEngine.NET, and various other sites/apps.

Type: Presentation

Authors: John Breslin

Date: June 22, 2010

Tags: semantic web, social media

Format: Microsoft PowerPoint (Need a reader? Get one here)

Number of downloads: 357

Access Control: Publicly Available


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