Mediating and Analyzing Social Data

  • Ying Ding
  • Ioan Toma
  • Sin-Jae Kang
  • Zhixiong Zhang
  • Michael Fried
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5332)


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Ding
    • 1
  • Ioan Toma
    • 2
  • Sin-Jae Kang
    • 3
  • Zhixiong Zhang
    • 4
  • Michael Fried
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Daegu UniversityDaeguSouth Korea
  4. 4.Library of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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