New Generation of Social Networks based on Semantic Web Technologies: The Importance of Social Data Portability

Liana Razmerita, Martynas Jusevičius, Rokas Firantas

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This article investigates several well-known social network applications such as, Flickr and identifies social data portability as one of the main technical issues that need to be addressed in the future. We argue that this issue can be addressed by building social networks as Semantic Web applications with FOAF, SIOC, and Linked Data technologies, and prove it by implementing a prototype application using Java and core Semantic Web standards. Furthermore, the developed prototype shows how features from semantic websites such as Freebase and DBpedia can be reused in social applications and lead to more relevant content and stronger social connections.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0. AP WEB 2.0 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 22 Jun 200922 Jun 2009


WorkshopInternational Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0. AP WEB 2.0

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