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Making Sense of Microposts 2011: Proceedings of the ESWC2011 Workshop on 'Making Sense of Microposts': Big Things Come in Small Packages: co-located with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC2011, Heraklion, Crete, May 30, 2011

Rowe, Matthew; Stankovic, Milan ; Dadzie, Aba-Sah and Hardey, Mariann eds. (2011). Making Sense of Microposts 2011: Proceedings of the ESWC2011 Workshop on 'Making Sense of Microposts': Big Things Come in Small Packages: co-located with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC2011, Heraklion, Crete, May 30, 2011. CEUR-WS.

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Abstract

Posting information about on-going events on Twitter and Facebook; checking into and contributing new information about Points of Interest on Foursquare; updating one’s status on a variety of social networking sites, using a variety of devices, while stationary or on the move, are now so commonplace that such platforms are often the first point of call for searching for and sharing information covering a wide range of events, topics and personal or work-related interests.

As a result, enormous quantities of small user input are being piped into the data streams of the Web, leading to a rate of growth which has never before been witnessed. We refer to such small user inputs as Microposts. The #MSM2011 workshop discussed emerging to fairly advanced work on the research this has engendered. Micropost data, which spans disparate, heterogeneous topics, therefore requires new techniques for information extraction and the leveraging of semantics from Microposts, to glean the knowledge contained, and new tools that make optimal use of the semantics encoded in Microposts’. The discussions also looked at studies related to Microposts, both social and from a more technically oriented perspective, that should contribute to building appealing new systems based on this type of data.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 for the individual papers by the papers' authors, 2011 this volume is published and copyrighted by its editors
Extra Information: Vol-718, urn:nbn:de:0074-718-5
CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISSN: 1613-0073
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Item ID: 29301
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 15:34
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29301
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