Sioc tacticsimage from tinyurl.com/siocshock
lecturer at Nui galway          Engineering and               informatics
Researcher at Deri, nui galway
Founder of new tech post•  socialmedia.net blog•  Galway-based publisher    of stories focused on    emerging, cutting-edg...
Co-founder of Boards.ie•  Ireland’s largest    discussion forum site•  2.25 million visitors/    month•  Irish people seek...
Its the social objects we              create…• Discussions• Bookmarks• Annotations• Microblogs• Multimedia
…that connect usto other people
Social media sites are like data              silos           image from pidgintech.com
Many isolated communities of   users and their data         image from pidgintech.com
Need ways to connect these         islands        image from pidgintech.com
Allowing users to easily move     from one to another          image from pidgintech.com
Enabling users to easily bring    their data with them          image from pidgintech.com
Data silosCan be linkedvia semantics
Social Semantic Web
Two-way street: semantic web can help social web, vice versa• Can Use semantic web to describe people,   content objects a...
Sioc = frost (gaelic)           image from tinyurl.com/siocfrost
Semantically-Interlinked Online       Communities (SIOC)• Goal of the SIOC ontology is to address  interoperability issues...
The steps taken1.  Develop an ontology of terms for    representing rich data from the Social    Web2.  Create a food chai...
Some of the SIOC core ontology   classes and properties
First attempt (foaf galway     workshop 2004)
Sioc can be used to...• ...provide a layer of rdfa metadata from   a social website, e.g. to enhance search   results• ......
Sioc food chain
Some applications using sioc
Growth of sioc apps (bojars)
From October 200928
RDFA in drupal 7• Drupal cms used by 1 percent of all sites• drupal 7 released in january, semantic   web support built-in...
Rdfa on newsweek.com
OGP in RDF (FOAF, DC, SIOC, GR)
An ontology stack for the social         semantic web
DistributedArchitecture               www.Smob.me
dissemination
Sioc survey (1)
Sioc survey (2)
boards.ie SIOC data competition37
SIOC Tactics: Gaining Acceptance for a Semantic Web Vocabulary on the Social Web
SIOC Tactics: Gaining Acceptance for a Semantic Web Vocabulary on the Social Web
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SIOC Tactics: Gaining Acceptance for a Semantic Web Vocabulary on the Social Web

  1. 1. Sioc tacticsimage from tinyurl.com/siocshock
  2. 2. lecturer at Nui galway Engineering and informatics
  3. 3. Researcher at Deri, nui galway
  4. 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. 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. 6. Its the social objects we create…• Discussions• Bookmarks• Annotations• Microblogs• Multimedia
  7. 7. …that connect usto other people
  8. 8. Social media sites are like data silos image from pidgintech.com
  9. 9. Many isolated communities of users and their data image from pidgintech.com
  10. 10. Need ways to connect these islands image from pidgintech.com
  11. 11. Allowing users to easily move from one to another image from pidgintech.com
  12. 12. Enabling users to easily bring their data with them image from pidgintech.com
  13. 13. Data silosCan be linkedvia semantics
  14. 14. Social Semantic Web
  15. 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. 16. Sioc = frost (gaelic) image from tinyurl.com/siocfrost
  17. 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. 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. 19. Some of the SIOC core ontology classes and properties
  20. 20. First attempt (foaf galway workshop 2004)
  21. 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. 22. Sioc food chain
  23. 23. Some applications using sioc
  24. 24. Growth of sioc apps (bojars)
  25. 25. From October 200928
  26. 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. 27. Rdfa on newsweek.com
  28. 28. OGP in RDF (FOAF, DC, SIOC, GR)
  29. 29. An ontology stack for the social semantic web
  30. 30. DistributedArchitecture www.Smob.me
  31. 31. dissemination
  32. 32. Sioc survey (1)
  33. 33. Sioc survey (2)
  34. 34. boards.ie SIOC data competition37
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