Building Semantically-Enriched Web Observatories

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Concepts:Web Science


We describe selected work conducted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Web Science Research Center (RPI WSRC) aimed at building web observatories. Specifically, we discuss the research center’s best practices for building semantic-enabled technologies and automated processes to discover, collect, analyze, and interpret large amounts of data. To illustrate this, we present two toolsets, built to address issues of data collection and management within our Health and Life Sciences Web Observatory and Social Spaces Web Observatory.


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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.