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User profile modelling in online communities

Fernández, Miriam; Scharl, Arno; Bontcheva, Kalina and Alani, Harith (2014). User profile modelling in online communities. In: Third International Workshop on Semantic Web Collaborative Spaces (SWCS'14) at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), 19-23 Oct 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy.

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With the rise of social networking sites user information is becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. The needs, behaviours and preferences of users are dynamically changing, depending on their background knowledge, their current task, and many other parameters. Existing ontology models capture demographic information as well as the users’ activities and interactions in online communities. These vocabularies represent the raw data, but actionable knowledge comes from filtering these data, selecting useful features, and mining the resulting information to uncover the most salient preferences, behaviours and needs of the users. In this paper we propose reusing and reengineering ontological resources to provide a broader representation of users and the dynamics that emerge from the virtual social environments in which they participate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
DecarboNetGrant Agreement No. 610829EU
Keywords: Semantic Web; Social Web; user profile
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 41395
Depositing User: Miriam Fernandez
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:27
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