Rethinking Microblogging: Open, Distributed, Semantic

  • Alexandre Passant
  • John G. Breslin
  • Stefan Decker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6189)

Abstract

In order to break down the walls that lock-in social data and social networks, new paradigms and architectures must be envisioned. There needs to be a focus on the one hand on distributed architectures — so that users remain owners of their data — and on the other hand on means to semantically-enhance their content — so that it becomes more meaningful and interoperable. In this paper, we detail the anatomy of SMOB, a distributed semantic microblogging framework. In particular, we describe how it achieves the previous objectives using Semantic Web standards (including RDF(S)/OWL, RDFa, SPARQL) and Linked Data principles, as a consequence rethinking the microblogging experience and, more generally, providing Linked Social Data as part of the growing Linking Open Data cloud.

Keywords

Social Web Semantic Web Linked Data Microblogging Distributed Systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Passant
    • 1
  • John G. Breslin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stefan Decker
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of IrelandGalway
  2. 2.School of Engineering and InformaticsNational University of IrelandGalway

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