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SIOC Tactics: Gaining Acceptance for a Semantic Web Vocabulary on the Social Web

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12 July 2011 / Galway

12 July 2011 / Galway

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  • 1. Sioc tacticsimage from tinyurl.com/siocshock
  • 2. lecturer at Nui galway Engineering and informatics
  • 3. Researcher at Deri, nui galway
  • 4. Founder of new tech post•  socialmedia.net blog•  Galway-based publisher of stories focused on emerging, cutting-edge, innovative technologies•  4000 readers in March -> 9000 readers in May 2011•  Partners: IIC (San Jose)•  Newtechpost.com
  • 5. Co-founder of Boards.ie•  Ireland’s largest discussion forum site•  2.25 million visitors/ month•  Irish people seeking information, or just chatting about sports, TV, politics, health, whatever
  • 6. Its the social objects we create…• Discussions• Bookmarks• Annotations• Microblogs• Multimedia
  • 7. …that connect usto other people
  • 8. Social media sites are like data silos image from pidgintech.com
  • 9. Many isolated communities of users and their data image from pidgintech.com
  • 10. Need ways to connect these islands image from pidgintech.com
  • 11. Allowing users to easily move from one to another image from pidgintech.com
  • 12. Enabling users to easily bring their data with them image from pidgintech.com
  • 13. Data silosCan be linkedvia semantics
  • 14. Social Semantic Web
  • 15. Two-way street: semantic web can help social web, vice versa• Can Use semantic web to describe people, content objects and the connections that bind them all together so that social sites can interoperate via semantics• In the other direction, object-centered social websites can serve as rich social data sources for semantic applications image from tinyurl.com/highway2
  • 16. Sioc = frost (gaelic) image from tinyurl.com/siocfrost
  • 17. Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC)• Goal of the SIOC ontology is to address interoperability issues on the Social Web – sioc-project.org – W3c member submission in 2007 – SIOC has been adopted in a framework of 100 applications or modules deployed on hundreds of sites – Web 2.0, enterprise info integ, HCLS, e-gov image from tinyurl.com/friendship2
  • 18. The steps taken1.  Develop an ontology of terms for representing rich data from the Social Web2.  Create a food chain for producing, collecting and consuming SIOC data3.  As well dissemination via papers about SIOC, provide docs and examples at sioc- project.org
  • 19. Some of the SIOC core ontology classes and properties
  • 20. First attempt (foaf galway workshop 2004)
  • 21. Sioc can be used to...• ...provide a layer of rdfa metadata from a social website, e.g. to enhance search results• ...get a Complete representation/xml dump of a social website (export, import)• ...be a native format for social websites• ...do other stuff; just imagine image from tinyurl.com/orionw
  • 22. Sioc food chain
  • 23. Some applications using sioc
  • 24. Growth of sioc apps (bojars)
  • 25. From October 200928
  • 26. RDFA in drupal 7• Drupal cms used by 1 percent of all sites• drupal 7 released in january, semantic web support built-in:• Rdfa (sioc, foaf, dublin core, skos) data for blog posts, forums, etc.• Video at www.semantic-drupal.com image from tinyurl.com/drupaper
  • 27. Rdfa on newsweek.com
  • 28. OGP in RDF (FOAF, DC, SIOC, GR)
  • 29. An ontology stack for the social semantic web
  • 30. DistributedArchitecture www.Smob.me
  • 31. dissemination
  • 32. Sioc survey (1)
  • 33. Sioc survey (2)
  • 34. boards.ie SIOC data competition37