Using Semantics to Enhance the Blogging Experience

  • Knud Möller
  • Uldis Bojārs
  • John G. Breslin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4011)


Blogging, as a subset of the web as a whole, can benefit greatly from the addition of semantic metadata. The result — which we will call Semantic Blogging — provides improved capabilities with respect to search, connectivity and browsing compared to current blogging technology. Moreover, Semantic Blogging will allow new ways of convenient data exchange between the actors within the blogosphere — blog authors and blog users alike. This paper identifies structural and content-related metadata as the kinds of semantic metadata which are relevant in the domain of blogging. We present in detail the nature of these two kinds of metadata, and discuss an implementation for creating such metadata in a convenient and unobtrusive way for the user, how to publish it on the web, and how to best make use of it from the point of view of a blog consumer.


Structural Metadata Semantic Metadata Authoring Environment Content Metadata Bibliographic Metadata 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Knud Möller
    • 1
  • Uldis Bojārs
    • 1
  • John G. Breslin
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of IrelandGalway

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