DERI researchers’ semantic web paper gets European award

12 Jun 2012169 Views

A paper on the semantic web that was co-authored by researchers at NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in 2005 has been awarded the most influential paper in the seven-year history of the recent Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), an annual conference held in Europe that focuses on next-generation web technologies.

Entitled Towards Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities, the DERI paper was published in 2005, and has been cited more than 170 times since then.

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Semantically interlinked online communities (SIOC) involves looking at methods for interconnecting social web platforms such as forums, blogs and microblogs to each other.

The paper itself has been co-authored by John Breslin, social software team leader at DERI and lecturer in engineering and informatics at NUI Galway; Andreas Harth, a former researcher at DERI and now a post-doctoral researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Uldis Bojars, a PhD graduate from DERI and now a researcher at the National Library of Latvia, and Stefan Decker, DERI’s director.

Carmel was a long-time reporter with Siliconrepublic.com

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