Towards Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities
Online community sites have replaced the traditional means of keeping a community informed via libraries and publishing. At present, online communities are islands that are not interlinked. We describe different types of online communities and tools that are currently used to build and support such communities. Ontologies and Semantic Web technologies offer an upgrade path to providing more complex services. Fusing information and inferring links between the various applications and types of information provides relevant insights that make the available information on the Internet more valuable. We present the SIOC ontology which combines terms from vocabularies that already exist with new terms needed to describe the relationships between concepts in the realm of online community sites.
- 5.Harth, A., Decker, S.: Yet Another RDF Store: Complete Index Structures for Storing Semantic Web Data With Contexts. DERI Technical Report (2004)Google Scholar
- 6.Lara, R., Han, S.-K., Lausen, H., Stollberg, M., Ding, Y., Fensel, D.: An Evaluation of Semantic Web Portals. In: IADIS Applied Computing International Conference 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, March 23-26 (2004)Google Scholar
- 7.Miles, A.J., Rogers, N., Beckett, D.: SKOS Core RDF Vocabulary (2004), http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/
- 8.Nejdl, W., Wolf, B., Qu, C., Decker, S., Sintek, M., Naeve, A., Nilsson, M., Palmér, M., Risch, T.: EDUTELLA: a P2P networking infrastructure based on RDF. In: WWW, pp. 604–615 (2002)Google Scholar
- 10.Wilkinson, K., Sayers, C., Kuno, H.A., Reynolds, D.: Efficient RDF Storage and Retrieval in Jena2. In: Proceedings of SWDB 2003, The first International Workshop on Semantic Web and Databases, Co-located with VLDB 2003, pp. 131–150 (2003)Google Scholar