Social Software Unit

Social software allows people to connect, communicate or collaborate by use of a computer network resulting in shared, interactive spaces creating new methods for connecting people and the information that they have created. Common examples of social software systems include discussion forums, blogs, wikis and online social networks. By utilising Semantic Web technologies in social software systems, we can create new methods for connecting people to other people and also to the information that they have created. This work programme builds on the existing achievements from Líon I (SIOC project, social network analysis collaboration with IBM and the semantic tagging work with Seoul National University) and extends this work to the application domains of eGovernment, eHealth, telecommunications and eBusiness in collaboration with the domain-specific units.

  • Marie Boran's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    m [dot] boran [at] deri [dot] org
  • John Breslin's picture
    Unit Leader, Lecturer/Lecturer
    Tel:
    +353 91 492622
    john [dot] breslin [at] deri [dot] org
  • David Crowley's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    david [dot] crowley [at] deri [dot] org
  • Maciej Dabrowski's picture
    Adjunct Lecturer, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Tel:
    +353 91 494052
    maciej [dot] dabrowski [at] deri [dot] org
  • Myriam Leggieri's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    myriam [dot] leggieri [at] deri [dot] org
  • Fabrizio Orlandi's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    Tel:
    +353 91 494035
    fabrizio [dot] orlandi [at] deri [dot] org
  • Lukasz Porwol's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    lukasz [dot] porwol [at] deri [dot] org
  • Jodi Schneider's picture
    Ph.D. Student
    jodi [dot] schneider [at] deri [dot] org
  • Pablo Torres Tramon's picture
    Research Assistant
    pablo [dot] torrestramon [at] deri [dot] org

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Andreas speaks to Talis

Andreas speaks to Talis
" In our latest Talking with Talis podcast I talk with Andreas Harth of DERI in Galway, Ireland. We talk about Andreas' work on the Semantic Web Search Engine ('swizzy'), before discussing DERI's involvement with the evolving SIOC project."
You can listen to the  MP3

Franz and their AllegroGraph to become the foundation for the Semantic Web?

" Franz is one of only a small handful of companies that wants to provide semantic tools to others rather than building them for its own use. The Oakland, Calif. company’s approach uses what’s called a “triple store” — a name that refers both to an entire database and to its three-part constituents. For example, a restaurant called Kokkari would get the tag Kokkari-Is-Restaurant, which would let the computer know that it was part of the restaurant category.

Live Semantic service Inform.com takes $15 investment

" Semantic analysis service Inform.com announced today that the company has received a $15 million investment from Spark Capital. Inform analyzes content from online publishers and inserts links from a publisher's own content archives, affiliated sites or the web at large to augment content being published. The company says it already has more than 100 clients, including CNN.com, WashingtonPost.com and the Economist. Those who would contend that semantic web technology has not arrived can stick that in their pipes and smoke it.

SemantiNet raises $1.7 million

The Semantic search technology start-up SemantiNet has completed an initial financing round of $1.7 million from Giza Venture Capital .
SemantiNet was founded in 2006 by CEO Tal Keinan, former head of Scenario Analysis at Morgan Stanley's Risk Management Department, and CTO Talk Muskal, formerly of Go Networks.

Shift happens

Mike Broudie the Chief Scientist at Verizon and DERI board member gave a very interesting talk yesterday at DERI.The slides are here .

Embyronic Web 3.0

" Search engines search for images via text - a methodology inefficient at best and grievously error-prone. If I search [Google] for "spider Jerusalem" images, I get results that have the words "spider Jerusalem" in the file name. If there's a picture of Spider beating up an alien saved as transmetjpg, the same image won't come up in my search results.

Data Portability

Data portability for your data.
Video found here .

The Semantic Web for non geeks

Excellent little video on the Semantic Web for both geeks and non geeks.
[youtube OGg8A2zfWKg nolink]

Via Minding the Planet

Flickr to authenticate OpenID

" Rumors abound that Yahoo! will make a major announcement about OpenID today at CES. It looks like at the very least you'll be able to use your Flickr user page URL to log in anywhere that supports OpenID login. The code is live, view source of any user page and search for OpenID and you'll find it.

Getting real work done in the virtual workspace

Forrester has released a new report into the use of virtual worlds in the workplace. The report makes the big claim that "within five years, the 3-D Internet will be as important for work as the Web is today". But before we get too carried away, the report also notes that right now virtual worlds are not user friendly to the enterprise crowd - "you’ve practically got to be a gamer to use most of these tools", Forrester notes.

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    Unit Leader, Lecturer/Lecturer
    Tel:
    +353 91 492622
    john [dot] breslin [at] deri [dot] org
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