Engineering the Personal Social Semantic Web

  • Fabian Abel
  • Geert-Jan Houben
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7059)


In this tutorial, we discuss challenges and solutions for engineering the Personal Social Semantic Web, a Web where user modeling and personalization is featured across system boundaries. Therefore, we learn user modeling and personalization techniques for Social Web systems. We dive into engineering aspects of social tagging and micro-blogging services and examine appropriate modeling and mining techniques for these systems. We discuss Semantic Web and Linked Data principles that allow for linkage and alignment of distributed user data and show how system engineers can exploit the Social Semantic Web to personalize user experiences.


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    Abel, F., Herder, E., Houben, G.J., Henze, N., Krause, D.: Cross-system User Modeling and Personalization on the Social Web. In: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI), Special Issue on Personalization in Social Web Systems, vol. 22(3), pp. 1–42 (2011)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian Abel
    • 1
  • Geert-Jan Houben
    • 1
  1. 1.Web Information SystemsDelft University of TechnologyNetherlands

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