Building Web Observatories for Health Web Science

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Abstract:

As the World Wide Web continues to grow and change, the need to study and understand it grows. Web Science is an effort to do just this. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of Web Science, and the wide variety of data on the web it studies and produces, Web Observatories are needed to help foster collaboration and provide archiving of work and studies for future generations of researchers. In this paper, we use health data on the Web, and Health Web Science as a use case in showing how and why we need to build Web Observatories. We characterize the unique challenges that exist in building Web Observatories and present a methodology that accommodates these challenges.

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October 22, 2014
08:07:01
Kristine GloriaDownload

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Web Science Research Center (WSRC)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: John S. Erickson
Description: Web Science is the study of the World Wide Web and its impact on both society and technology, positioning the Web as an object of scientific study unto itself. Web Science recognizes the Web as a transformational, disruptive technology; its practitioners study the Web, its components, facets and characteristics. Ultimately, Web Science is about understanding the Web and anticipating how it might evolve in the future.

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Web Science
Lead Professor: Jim Hendler, Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: Web Science is the study of the World Wide Web and its impact on both society and technology, positioning the Web as an object of scientific study unto itself. Web Science recognizes the Web as a transformational, disruptive technology; its practitioners study the Web, its components, facets and characteristics. Ultimately, Web Science is about understanding the Web and anticipating how it might evolve in the future.
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