The SIOC Project: Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities, from Humans to Machines

  • Alexandre Passant
  • Uldis Bojārs
  • John G. Breslin
  • Stefan Decker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6069)


The SIOC project — Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities — is aimed at expressing information about the nature, structure and content of online communities using Semantic Web technologies. Then, information created and maintained via human-centric social interactions becomes processable by autonomous software agents for advanced purposes, such as enabling interoperability between applications from the Social Web. In this paper, we describe the various components of the SIOC project (i.e. the SIOC Core ontology and its different modules as well as the SIOC ecosystem and some related applications) in this context of online communities, both on the Web and in more restricted virtual environments, also taking into account human-agent communications in such environments.


Online Community Authentication Scheme Software Agent Argumentative Discussion Core Ontology 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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