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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FOAF diagram

New Friend of a friend diagram from Dan Brickley .

Via John Breslin.

User generated metadata

"User-contributed (or generated) metadata is the high value, structured matter that allows ads, and the overall user experience, to be more personalized. From an advertiser perspective, the more precision targeting drives much higher response. From the user perspective, you get advertising content that is more likely to be of interest."
The next big thing: user generated metadata

Protege 101

From Semantic Web vision and technologies.
Protege 101

AskWiki uses Wikipedia for semantic search

AskWiki is a service that answers simple questions with passages from Wikipedia. It is the product of a collaboration between the Wikimedia Foundation and AskMeNow , a company that uses NLP technology to answer simple questions sent via mobile phones. AskWiki classifies what it is doing as a kind of ’semantic search, which it defines (citing Wikipedia) as:

The future of social networks is Semantic

Article from Prof Stefan Decker and Dr John Breslin published in the November Edition of the  IEEE magazine.

Frank Ganonn, Director of SFI

SFI is now into its seventh year, and its existence has coincided with a period where unprecedented levels of funding have poured into Irish science. The first Director, William Harris, has returned to his native USA, and now an Irishman, Professor Frank Gannon, formerly director of the National Diagnostics Centre , based at NUI Galway and executive director of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) has stepped into his shoes. Prof Gannon describes his vision for the future role of SFI.
Frank Ganonn, Director of SFI

Googles Open Social

Via Techcrunch
"OpenSocial is a set of three common APIs, defined by Google with input from partners, that allow developers to access core functions and information at social networks:

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