On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2008

Volume 5332 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 1355-1366

Mediating and Analyzing Social Data

  • Ying DingAffiliated withIndiana University
  • , Ioan TomaAffiliated withUniversity of Innsbruck
  • , Sin-Jae KangAffiliated withDaegu University
  • , Zhixiong ZhangAffiliated withLibrary of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • , Michael FriedAffiliated withUniversity of Innsbruck

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Web 2.0 is turning current Web into social platform for knowing people and sharing information. The Web is strongly socially linked than ever. This paper takes major social tagging systems as examples, namely delicious, flickr and youtube, to analyze the social phenomena in the Social Web in order to identify the way of mediating and linking social data. A simple Upper Tag Ontology (UTO) is proposed to integrate different social tagging data and mediate and link with other related social metadata.


Social Tagging data mediation Social Web ontology