Using the Social Semantic Web to Support eSocial Science

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In this paper we discuss how aspects of the Social Semantic Web can be used in an eScience context to deliver tools to researchers in the social sciences. We explain how user requirements led us to develop a hybrid solution involving use of ontologies and folksonomies in order to document the provenance of research resources, and to situate these within their wider (social) context. A natural language interface able to create, query and browse these descriptions is also briefly described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Working Notes of AAAI Spring Symposium 2009 - Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0
EditorsM Greaves, L Ding, J Bao, U Bojars
Place of PublicationMenlo Park, CA
PublisherAAAI Press
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • escience
  • semantic web
  • ontology
  • folksonomy


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