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Living analytics methods for the web observatory

Ernesto Diaz-Aviles
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13 Companion  
We center the discussion on two areas: (i) Recommender Systems for Big Fast Data and (ii) Collective Intelligence, both key components towards an analytics toolbox for our Web Observatory.  ...  In particular, we present our approach based on Living Analytics methods, whose main goal is to capture people interactions in real-time and to analyze multidimensional relationships, metadata, and other  ...  The methods presented in this paper constitute a set of tools to understand and analyze the social web following a Living Analytics approach towards our Web Observatory at the L3S Research Center.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2487788.2488169 dblp:conf/www/Diaz-Aviles13 fatcat:woxilu7ahnanpasywnsjnus5wy

The Web Science Observatory

Thanassis Tiropanis, Wendy Hall, Nigel Shadbolt, David De Roure, Noshir Contractor, Jim Hendler
2013 IEEE Intelligent Systems  
Given the pressing need for developing Web analytics capability and capacity [6] the Web Observatory will empower government, academia, and industries⎯large and small⎯with greater access to data, analytic  ...  By doing so, the Observatory enables live monitoring of the state of the Web in terms of topologies, resources, links, and activity.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mis.2013.50 fatcat:csamszmdbje2pkue6icf6alfgq

Building a Real-Time Web Observatory

Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Thanassis Tiropanis, Wendy Hall
2015 IEEE Internet Computing  
We consider the current landscape and challenges of using data, analytics and visualisation, and describe a series of use cases where the Web Observatory can be used.  ...  To that end, we present the Web Observatory, a Web platform with an architecture capable of harvesting, querying, and analysing multiple real-time and historic heterogeneous data, whilst providing data  ...  WEB OBSERVATORY USE CASES In this section we consider a selection of uses cases where a Web Observatory is suitable for supporting the access and sharing of data and analytics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mic.2015.94 fatcat:gh2dbfngcnf3hk5zg45gbvyphi

The Web Observatory: A Middle Layer for Broad Data

Thanassis Tiropanis, Wendy Hall, James Hendler, Christian de Larrinaga
2014 Big Data  
), and Dave De Roure (University of Oxford and leader of the W3C community group) to this work and that of all the WSTnet laboratories 15 and industrial supporters of the Web Observatory activities.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore), Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University), Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southhampton  ...  Analytic applications on the web of observatories can point to the data sources they use and descriptions of the methods they employing.  ... 
doi:10.1089/big.2014.0035 pmid:27442493 fatcat:cgdaobyysvbtnbon3fi4xn6p5y

Web Observatories: Gathering Data for Internet Governance [chapter]

2020 Researching Internet Governance  
For example, consider the prominent roles played by private social networking entities in political campaigns run on the web (Stieglitz and Dang-Xuan 2013)  ...  As noted by Mueller and Badiei in chapter 2, the creation of the web (together with the invention of the browser) was partly responsible for the emergence of the Internet as a mass public medium, which  ...  Metadata of datasets and analytical tools Access control for sharing datasets The Web Observatory allows users to access datasets and analytics via a web interface.  ... 
doi:10.7551/mitpress/12400.003.0007 fatcat:ks6km5l2yfhafpbmyz7ncoz6hi

A Streaming Real-Time Web Observatory Architecture for Monitoring the Health of Social Machines

Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Ian Brown, Thanassis Tiropanis, Wendy Hall
2015 Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '15 Companion  
In this paper we describe the architecture used in the Southampton Web Observatory to harvest, process, and serve real-time Web streams.  ...  In light of this, Web Observatories now are faced with the challenge of being able to process and republish real-time, big data, Web streams, whilst maintaining access control and data consistency.  ...  SOUTHAMPTON WEB OBSERVATORY (SUWO) The Southampton Web Observatory (SUWO) engages user communities with dataset and analytic resources via the SUWO portal 7 .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2740908.2743977 dblp:conf/www/TinatiWBTH15 fatcat:bkctdj663vfpplxqrh7sly2xiy

The design of a live social observatory system

Huanbo Luan, Juanzi Li, Maosong Sun, Tat-Seng Chua
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
NExT-Live offers a live observatory platform that enables people to know the happenings of the place in order to lead better life.  ...  Collectively they are known as social observatory systems. This paper describes the architecture and implementation of a live social observatory system named 'NExT-Live'.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS NExT-Live system is developed by NExT Search Center [3, 8].  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567948.2579214 dblp:conf/www/LuanLSC14 fatcat:uivkkn7dsnbsfo5l3dni3jgoey

7 billion home telescopes

Max Van Kleek, Daniel Alexander Smith, Ramine Tinati, Kieron O'Hara, Wendy Hall, Nigel R. Shadbolt
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
Web Observatories aim to develop techniques and methods to allow researchers to interrogate and answer questions about society through the multitudes of digital traces people now create.  ...  them to participate in Web Observatory-style analyses in situ.  ...  PERSONAL WEB OBSERVATORIES Combining the two ideas of a PDS with the goals of a Web Observatory, a logical first step we propose is that of a Personal Web Observatory (PWO), a technical platform that,  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567948.2578840 dblp:conf/www/KleekSTOHS14 fatcat:6g7yw3orbjbdtijwymdozkw2cu

Observing Social Machines Part 2

David De Roure, Clare Hooper, Kevin Page, Ségolène Tarte, Pip Willcox
2015 Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference on ZZZ - WebSci '15  
We promote a variety of methodologies that transcend the study of individual social machines, recognizing social machines as co-constituted processes within the evolving Web, and the intersection of social  ...  machines with the physical world through the Internet of Things.  ...  EXPERIENCES Web Observatories Every social machine can generate useful data, and sharing the data (with appropriate ethical consent), and especially also the analytic methods, will build capacity and  ... 
doi:10.1145/2786451.2786475 dblp:conf/websci/RoureHPTW15 fatcat:xsgxcxfvrvfchaq7miu2fpbkui

The web observatory extension

Dominic Difranzo, John S. Erickson, Marie Joan Kristine T. Gloria, Joanne S. Luciano, Deborah L. McGuinness, James Hendler
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Our thanks to the Tetherless World Constellation lab for their support and help in the development of tools featured in the TWC Web Observatory Portal.  ...  We also wish to give additional thanks to the entire Web Science Community for their recommendations and feedback on the schema.org extension vocabulary.  ...  for "Web Observatory Dataset" can be found at http://logd.tw.rpi.edu/web_observatory_dataset and methods.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567948.2576936 dblp:conf/www/DiFranzoEGLMH14 fatcat:c3sfnrczjzh6tgglnaiwdmw7la

The Role of Data Science in Web Science

Christopher Phethean, Elena Simperl, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati, Wendy Hall
2016 IEEE Intelligent Systems  
A Web observatory is, therefore, a global resource to provide both an archive of shared datasets and open analytics tools to facilitate Web science research. 8 As a simple definition, a Web observatory  ...  datasets and analytic tools related to Web science." 5 The Web Science Trust website describes a Web observatory as "a system which gathers and links to data on the Web in order to answer questions about  ... 
doi:10.1109/mis.2016.54 fatcat:646n5a7akvhaljlorzqhfvctom

Discovering the Future of the Web

Bebo White
2015 Journal of Computing and Information Technology  
It is just a matter of looking in the right direction, at the right time, using the right tools. Web Science/Web Observatories can employ the traditional methods of classical experimental science.  ...  Web Observatories The latest implementation of the Web Science concept is the establishment of The Web Observatory Project.  ...  Upon his return he was part of the team that established the first non-European Web site at SLAC (the fifth site in the world).  ... 
doi:10.2498/cit.1002516 fatcat:qlnxunt7fvagjpvky3z4ujzwtq

Legal and ethical considerations

Marie Joan Kristine T. Gloria, John S. Erickson, Joanne S. Luciano, Dominic DiFranzo, Deborah L. McGuinness
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
This paper explores the impact of health information technologies, including the Web, on society and advocates for the development of a Health Web Observatory (HWO) to collect, store and analyze new sources  ...  The paper begins with a high-level literature review from across domains to demonstrate the need for a multi-disciplinary pursuit when building web observatories.  ...  One tangible manifestation of this is the Web Observatory, defined as "a global data resource and distributed open analytics environment which enables live monitoring and predictive modeling of the state  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567948.2579210 dblp:conf/www/GloriaELDM14 fatcat:6hnfsnuzsbfn5he2kxqf3ayhay

Deliverable 1.1: inDICEs Methodological Toolbox

Pier Luigi Sacco, Manlio De Domenico, Oriol Artime, Maria Tartari, Federico Pilati
2021 Zenodo  
as a basis for the design of evidence-based policies in the future context of the Digital Single Market (DSM).  ...  This set of methodologies is aimed at supplying inDICEs with new data in order to develop reports on CHI digitization status, to support the Self-assessment tool development, to populate the Observatory  ...  For the Open Observatory, inDICEs collected datasets on the current, available online cultural productions and reproductions, as well as digital content from Web sources (news, social networks and stakeholder  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5139714 fatcat:2icmp2pek5cdbawe7u7ffv2pyy

Interactive 3D visualization for theoretical virtual observatories

T Dykes, A Hassan, C Gheller, D Croton, M Krokos
2018 Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society  
We analyze the current state of 3d visualization for big theoretical astronomical datasets through scientific web portals and virtual observatory services.  ...  We discuss some of the challenges for interactive 3d visualization and how it can augment the workflow of users in a virtual observatory context.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We gratefully acknowledge Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing for hosting author Tim Dykes while the majority of this work was completed.  ... 
doi:10.1093/mnras/sty855 fatcat:2acnsvll3bbppgu443444nmwtq
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