8th Extended Semantic Web Conference

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8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011)
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Extended Semantic Web Conference


Making Sense of Microposts

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8th Extended Semantic Web Conference is the 2011 edition of the Extended Semantic Web Conference, a research conference about the Semantic Web.

The conference had 11 tutorial sessions. The tutorial on Enriching the Semantic Web with Linguistic Information with John McCrae, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda and Tobias Wunner referenced BioCaster, OpenCalais and SKOS-XL, Controlled Language ANNotations (CLANN) and described lemon (a Web site for entry of lexical information with RDF support) in detail.

One of the workshops was Making Sense of Microposts where most presentation showed studies on Twitter posts.

[edit] Main conference

Keynote talks were given by Jim Hendler, Lars Backstrom, Prasad Kantamneni, Jure Leskovec and Abe Hsuan.

Keynote Lars Backstrom from Facebook presented his efforts into improving the friend suggestion in Facebook. He used bagged decision trees on variables such as number of mutual friends and age for the friend suggestion. Backstrom told Facebook had 30 billion pieces of content shared every month, received 80-90TB/day in september 2010

In his keynote, "Quality to quantity to quality on the web, Andraž Tori from Zemanta described their system in some detail as well as described the working of spammers using advanced web-based tools.

The panel discussion E-Government core vocabularies and federation of national semantic asset repositories: the European Commision approach with Jim Hendler, Jens Lehmann, Nikos Loutas, Vassilios Peristeras, Stijn Goedertier discussed, e.g., federation of meta-data, "Data set 92", Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS).

Abe Hsuan's talk, The pirated "I" or how privacy can't exist on a lawless semantic web, covered privacy on the web examplified with the "Miss Kim" post story about "Dog poop girl" in Seoul Metro, South Korea, that reach Boing Boing and Washington Post. He pointed to several companies that correlated online (and offline) personal information: bluecava, Blue Kai, Epsilon/Abacus, TargusInfo, brilig.com, Sense Networks, Ingenix (prescription drug history), face.com (facial recognition technology). Hsuan also pointed Paul Ohm's article Broken promises of privacy: responding to the surprising failure of anonymization with examples: AOL "Data Valdez", 1990 U.S. Census data and Netflix Personalization Challenge. He also mentioned Pandora's Android App sending user's birth date, gender, Android and GPS and "Tradegy of the data commons" from Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

The paper S-Match: an algorithm and an implementation of semantic matching from 2004 won the 7-year award.

Videos of the conference lectures are available from VideoLectures.Net:


[edit] Papers

Among the papers presented at the conference were:

  1. Zhi# OWLAware compilation
  2. Dominik Benz. "One tag to bind them all: measuring term abstractness in social metadata".
  3. Matthew Rowe, Sofia Angeletou, Harith Alani. "Predicting discussions on the social semantic web".
  4. Sheila Kinsella, Mengjiao Wang, John Breslin, Conor Hayes. "Improving categorisation in social media using hyperlinks to structured data sources".
  5. Reetta Sinkkilä, Osma Suominen, Eero Hyvönen. "Automatic semantic subject indexing of web documents in highly inflected language".
  6. Nadjet Bouaya-Agha, Gerard Casamayor, Leo Wanner, Sergio Lópex Hernádez. "FootbOWL: using a genetic ontology of football competition for planning match summaries". considered natural language generation for football summaries using ontologies.
  7. John McCrae, Dennis Spohr, Phillip Cimiano. "Linking lexical resources and ontologies on the semantic web with lemon".
  8. Ulf Noyer, Dirk Beckmann, Frank Köster. "Semantic technologies for describing measurement data in databases".
  9. Fabian Abel, Qi Gao, Geert-Jan Houben, Ke Tao. "Semantic enrichment of Twitter posts for user profile construction on the social web".
  10. Lian Shi. "Mining for reengineering an application to semantic wikis using formal and relational concept analysis". described Formal concept analysis and concept lattice in connection with semantic wikis
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