Exploration in Web Science: Instruments for Web Observatories

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The following contribution highlights selected work conducted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Web Science Research Center. (RPI WSRC). Specifically, it brings to light four different themed Web Observatories - Science Data, Health and Life Sciences, Open Government, and Social Spaces. Each of these observatories serves as a repository of data, tools, and methods that help answer complicated questions in each of these research areas. We present six case studies featuring tools and methods developed by RPI WSRC to aide in the exploration, discovery, and analysis of large data sets. These case studies along with our web observatory developments are aimed to increase our understanding of web science in general and to serve as test beds for our research.


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May 15, 2013
Kristine GloriaDownload
May 15, 2013
Kristine GloriaDownload

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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.