Web Mining to Create Semantic Content: A Case Study for the Environment

  • Georgia Theocharopoulou
  • Konstantinos Giannakis
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 382)

Abstract

In this study, the goal is multifold. At first we present a summarized review of terms and facts regarding the branch of ecoinformatics, web mining and the semantic web. In Section 2 we provide some related work derived from the current literature upon the web mining and the production of semantic content. The main part of our work follows presenting a notional model for building semantic content through 2-level web mining. This is achieved in web sites containing environmental data. We conclude mentioning the importance of this contribution from different points of view.

Keywords

web mining semantic web ecoinformatics 

References

  1. 1.
    Koursaris, S., Giannakis, K.: Hellenic Natural Resources with Ontologies. In: Local Proceedings of 15th Panhellenic Conference of Informatics, Kastoria, Greece (2011)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Auer, S., Bizer, C., Kobilarov, G., Lehmann, J., Cyganiak, R., Ives, Z.G.: DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data. In: Aberer, K., Choi, K.-S., Noy, N., Allemang, D., Lee, K.-I., Nixon, L.J.B., Golbeck, J., Mika, P., Maynard, D., Mizoguchi, R., Schreiber, G., Cudré-Mauroux, P. (eds.) ISWC/ASWC 2007. LNCS, vol. 4825, pp. 722–735. Springer, Heidelberg (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kobilarov, G., Bizer, C., Auer, A., Lehmann, J.: DBpedia-A Linked Data Hub and Data Source for Web and Enterprise Applications. In: WWW 2009, Madrid, Spain (2009)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kobilarov, G., Scott, T., Raimond, Y., Oliver, S., Sizemore, C., Smethurst, M., Bizer, C., Lee, R.: Media Meets Semantic Web – How the BBC Uses DBpedia and Linked Data to Make Connections. In: Aroyo, L., Traverso, P., Ciravegna, F., Cimiano, P., Heath, T., Hyvönen, E., Mizoguchi, R., Oren, E., Sabou, M., Simperl, E. (eds.) ESWC 2009. LNCS, vol. 5554, pp. 723–737. Springer, Heidelberg (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Cooley, R., Mobasher, B., Srivastava, J.: Web Mining: Information and Pattern Discovery on the World Wide Web. In: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Articificial Intelligence, ICTAI 1997 (1997)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Russom, C.: Mining environmental toxicology information: web resources. Toxicology 173, 75–88 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Zweigle, O., Häussermann, K., Käppeler, U.-P., Levi, P.: Extended TA Algorithm for Adapting a Situation Ontology. In: Kim, J.-H., Ge, S.S., Vadakkepat, P., Jesse, N., Al Manum, A., Puthusserypady K, S., Rückert, U., Sitte, J., Witkowski, U., Nakatsu, R., Braunl, T., Baltes, J., Anderson, J., Wong, C.-C., Verner, I., Ahlgren, D. (eds.) FIRA 2009. CCIS, vol. 44, pp. 364–371. Springer, Heidelberg (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Getoor, L., Diehl, C.P.: Link Mining: A Survey. ACM SIGKDD Explorations Newsletter 7(2), 3–12 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Melli, G., Ester, M.: Supervised Identification and Linking of Concept Mentions to a Domain-Specific Ontology. In: CIKM 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2010)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Guha, S., Rastogi, R., Shim, K.: ROCK: A Robust Clustering Algorithm for Categorical Attributes. In: Proceedings of the 15th Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (2000)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Bizer, C., Lehmann, J., Kobilarov, G., Auer, S., Becker, C., Cyganiak, R., Hellmann, S.: DBpedia – A Crystallization Point for the Web of Data. Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web (7), 154–165 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Madin, J.S., Bowers, S., Schildhauer, M.P., Jones, M.B.: Advancing ecological research with ontologies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23(3), 159–168 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Villa, F., Athanasiadis, I.N., Rizzoli, A.E.: Modelling with knowledge: A review of emerging semantic approaches to environmental modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software 24(5), 577–587 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Freitas, F., Stuckenschmidt, H., Noy, N.F.: Ontology Issues and Applications. Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 11(2) (2005)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Williams, R.J., Martinez, N.D., Golbeck, J.: Ontologies for ecoinformatics. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web 4(4) (2006)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Sachs, J., SimsParr, C., Parafiynyk, A., Lushan, R.P., Ding, H.L., Finin, T.: Using the Semantic Web to Support Ecoinformatics. In: AAAI Fall Symposium on the Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (2006)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Kosala, R., Blockeel, H.: Web Mining Research: A Survey. ACM SIGKDD Explorations Newsletter 2(1) (2000)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Watson, M.: Practical Semantic Web and Linked Data Applications. E-Book (2011)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Lepczyk, C.A., Lortie, C.J., Anderson, L.J.: An ontology for landscapes. Ecological Complexity 5(3) (2008)Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Bharanipriya, V., Kamakshi, V.P.: Web content mining tools: a comparative study. International Journal of Information Technology and Knowledge Management 4(1), 211–215 (2011)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Jannike, P., Jsendal, V.: The Semantic Web from a humanities perspectives. Master ThesisGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Carrico, A.R., Vandenbergh, M.P., Stern, P.C., Gardner, G.T., Dietz, T., Gilligan, J.M.: Energy and Climate Change: Key Lessons for Implementing the Behavioral Wedge. Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 1 (2010)Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Brandon, G., Lewis, A.: Reducing household energy consumption: a qualitative and quantitative field study. Journal of Environmental Psychology 19, 75–85 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Srivastava, J., Desikan, P., Kumar, V.: Web Mining - Concepts, Applications & Research Directions. STUDFUZZ, vol. 180, pp. 275–307 (2005)Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    Chakrabati, S., Dom, B., Gibson, D., Kleinberg, J., Kumar, S., Rghavan, P., Rajagopalan, S., Tomkins, A.: Mining the link structure of the World Wide Web. IEEE Computer 32(8), 60–67 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Case Study: Use of Semantic Web Technologies on the BBC Web Sites, http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/BBC/
  27. 27.
    Myers, P., Espinosa, R., Parr, C.S., Jones, T., Hammond, G.S., Dewey, T.A.: The Animal Diversity Web (2006), http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu (accessed April 29, 2012)
  28. 28.
    The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), http://www.itis.gov (retrieved April 29, 2012)
  29. 29.
    Generic Model Organism Database project, http://www.gmod.org/wiki/Main_Page
  30. 30.
    The Encyclopedia of Earth, http://www.eoearth.org/
  31. 31.
    Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology (SWEET), http://sweet.jpl.nasa.gov/
  32. 32.
    Applying semantic web technologies in research ecoinformatics, http://spire.umbc.edu/us/
  33. 33.
  34. 34.
  35. 35.
    Froese, R., Pauly, D. (eds.): FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication (2011), www.fishbase.org
  36. 36.

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgia Theocharopoulou
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Giannakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece

Personalised recommendations