Joining the docs: Back to the Future with Taxonomy and the New Semantics

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An introduction to a web system that automatically works out 'you may also be interested in.." style links, and performs semantic clustering on folksonomies.

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Joining the docs: Back to the Future with Taxonomy and the New Semantics

  1. 1. Joining the Docs: Back to the Future with ‘Taxonomy and the New Semantics’ Russell Blakeborough Director – Brightonart boblists@brightonart.org Creative TechnologyBrightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  2. 2. Introduction • The problem • Research • Solution • Application • The future Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  3. 3. The Problem • People searching for Music and not finding Piano teachers • Freetagging vocabularies • Diverging folksonomies Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  4. 4. Research • 1. Collaborative Creation of Communal Hierarchical Taxonomies in Social Tagging Systems Paul Heymann and Hector Garcia-Molina Computer Science Department, Stanford University • 2. The Structure of Collaborative Tagging Systems Scott A. Golder and Bernardo A. Huberman Information Dynamics Lab, HP Labs • 3. Clustering Tags in Enterprise and Web Folksonomies Edwin Simpson HP Labs Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2008/HPL-2008-18.pdf
  5. 5. Solution • NCO • Normalised Co-Occurrence • Inference to semantic distance • Actually co-interest • Useful community-specific data Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  6. 6. NCO – intersection / union Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  7. 7. NCO – intersection / union Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 A B
  8. 8. NCO – intersection / union Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 A B
  9. 9. Sample Data Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 Term A Term B NCO Driving Tai Chi 0 Tai Chi martial arts 0.04 National Standards Cycling Test cycling 0.23
  10. 10. Application • School of Everything – schoolofeverything.com • Netsounds – netsoundsproject.eu Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  11. 11. School of Everything is a social learning network that connects people who can teach with people who want to learn Web 2.0 system with a strong, fast growing community. • Driven by the community itself • Google food – web presence • Developing new technologies for web learning http://schoolofeverything.comBrightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
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  16. 16. Relationships Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  17. 17. Relationships Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  18. 18. Tai Chi • Showing members tagged as Tai Chi • Also showing: Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 Tai chi lessons tai chi classes Tai Chi Teacher Qigong chi kung Taiji qi gong kung fu Tai Chi Chuan Meditation Taijiquan martial arts Tao Yin Taoist Yoga
  19. 19. RDF SKOS - scheme <div xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax- ns#" xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#" xmlns:skos="http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#"> <div about="http://schoolofeverything.com/subject/tai- chi/all/teaching" typeof="skos:Concept"> <span property="skos:prefLabel" content="Tai Chi"> <span rel="skos:inScheme" resource="http://schoolofeverything.com/subject"> <span property="skos:prefLabel" content="School of Everything Subjects"></span> Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  20. 20. RDF SKOS - related <span rel="skos:related" resource="http://schoolofeverything.com/subjec t/qigong/all/teaching"> <span property="skos:prefLabel" content="Qigong"></span> Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
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  23. 23. London subjects cluster Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  24. 24. Languages in London Showing members tagged as Languages near London. Also showing: Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 • French • Italian • spanish • russian • Chinese • japanese • English • german language Literature & Culture • portuguese
  25. 25. Clustering • Navigation • Zoom in • Popular subjects bubble up automatically as the community’s interests change • Like pulling a hierarchical vocabulary out of a freetagging vocabulary: magic Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  26. 26. School of Everything / Netsounds • Collaborative project • Peer to peer learning • Data feed • Taxonomy Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  27. 27. http://netsoundsproject.eu/community/soe_networkBrightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
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  34. 34. Matchy Matchy • Module: taxonomy_nco • AKA ‘Matchy Matchy’ Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  35. 35. http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_ncoBrightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  36. 36. The Future • RDF SKOS • Interaction with results from Open Calais • Clustering • Visualisation • Linking in to established ontologies Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010
  37. 37. Summary • Drupal contrib. module: taxonomy_nco • ‘you may also be interested in’ – related subjects / interests • Clustering – the big issues • Community Brightonart The Guardian 09.11.2010 http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_nco
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