Real-time #SemanticWeb in <= 140 chars

Instant publication, along with the prospect of widespread geotagging in microblog posts, presents new opportunities for real-time and location-based services. Much as these services are changing the nature of search on the World Wide Web, so the Semantic Web is certain to be both challenged and enhanced by real-time content. This paper introduces a semantic data aggregator which brings together a collection of compact formats for structured microblog content with Semantic Web vocabularies and best practices in order to augment the Semantic Web with real-time, user-driven data. Emerging formats, modeling issues, publication and data ownership of microblogging content, and basic techniques for real-time, real-place semantic search are discussed.

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