Semantics in Social Networks 

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It's not just about Facebook and LinkedIn, but a multitude of information-sharing networks

Semantic technologies offer a unique set of opportunities to social networks.  And the notion of "network" analysis increasingly goes beyond the obvious consumer-level services like Facebook, to incorporate a variety of explicit and implicit relationships.

Sessions at the SemTech Conference will discuss how these networks are being measured and analyzed with semantics. What are the new, socially-specific ontologies and vocabularies are under development to better connect and understand social networks?What are the new tools and services that leverage social network analysis to enable innovative new products.

 

 

Social networking topics include:

  • Semantics tools for Twitter and Facebook
  • Search in social nets
  • Social ontologies
  • Collaboration models 
  • Professional communities
  • Relationship finders
  • Visualization and graphical tools
  • Linked data in social nets
  • Information exchanges 
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Social Mobile apps
 

Featured Session:
The Social Fabric of Semantics

Jamie Taylor, Minister of Information
Metaweb Technologies, Inc.

Semantics develop when a community uses a common vocabulary to describe the things that matter to them.  This talk examines how semantic vocabularies develop, how they are used, how they evolve and what makes a semantic community sustainable.

The talk will dissect both formal and informal communities; from the emergent semantics of Twitter and the powerful, lightweight semantics of Wikipedia to the more formal semantics of Freebase schema. These communities represent a diversity of members, continuous evolution and a wide spectrum of use. This talk will discuss how these factors contribute to the sustainability of the community and the longevity of their semantic practice. The implications for the growth of other semantic communities and the larger Semantic Web will be discussed.

 

 

 



DATE + TIME SESSIONS SPEAKERS
Session
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Session
Supporting Networking at Conferences with Social Semantics and Sensors
Speakers
Harith Alani, KMi
Session
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Session
Social Semantic Web for Problem Solving
Speakers
Anthony DeFilippo, Hypios Inc.
Session
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Session
Socially Powered eLearning
Speakers
Bill McDaniel, DERI
Session
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Session
Consumer-Led and Social Approaches to Semantic Representation and Deployment
Speakers
Peter Sweeney, Primal
Anne Hunt, Primal
Session
Wednesday
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Session
The Clean Energy Commons: Using Semantic Technologies to Share the World's Energy Information
Speakers
Jamey Wood, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Stuart Macmillan, Consulting Professor Stanford University
Session
Thursday
09:15 AM - 09:45 AM
Session
Facebook's Open Graph
Speakers
David Recordon, Facebook
Session
Thursday
09:45 AM - 03:30 PM
Session
OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model (ICOM)
Speakers
Deirdre Lee, DERI Galway
Eric Chan, Oracle Corporation
Laura Dragan, DERI, NUI Galway
Session
Thursday
09:45 AM - 03:30 PM
Session
Social Space: A Novel Approach to Analyzing Social Networks by Bringing Data and Graphs Together
Speakers
Charalampos Chelmis, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Karthik Gomadam, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
Session
Thursday
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Session
How Semantic Technology Enhances the Productivity of Scientific Researchers
Speakers
Darrell W. Gunter, Collexis Holdings, Inc.
Session
Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Session
Semantic Social Networks – Ontology
Speakers
Marco Neumann, KONA
Breck Baldwin, Alias-i, Inc.
Session
Thursday
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Session
Capturing Tweet Semantics to Foster Responsive and Transparent Governance
Speakers
Abir Qasem, Bridgeawater College
Session
Thursday
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Session
The Social Fabric of Semantics
Speakers
Jamie Taylor, Metaweb Technologies, Inc.
Session
Thursday
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Session
OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model (ICOM)
Speakers
Deirdre Lee, DERI Galway
Eric Chan, Oracle Corporation
Laura Dragan, DERI, NUI Galway
Session
Thursday
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Session
Semantic Social Networking Panel
Speakers
Jamie Taylor, Metaweb Technologies, Inc.
Wen Ruan, TextWise
Amit P. Sheth, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University
Kimberly Chulis, Core Analytics, LLC