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Mapping the Blogosphere with RSS-Feeds

Justus Bross, Matthias Quasthoff, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig, Christoph Meinel
2010 2010 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications  
The blogosphere, an inherent part of this trend, contains a vast array of information about a variety of topics.  ...  Our proprietary development of a tailor-made feed-crawler meets exactly this need.  ...  LIMITATIONS RSS-feed information of the blogosphere allows us to gain insights into the blogosphere that are not available elsewhere.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aina.2010.95 dblp:conf/aina/BrossQBHM10 fatcat:kwzgmupxenbrzgucbjm7uilncy

RSS-Crawler Enhancement for Blogosphere-Mapping

Justus Bross, Patrick Hennig, Philipp Berger, Christoph Meinel
2010 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
While the main concept, as well as the basic techniques and implementation details of the crawler have already been dealt with in earlier publications, this paper focuses on several recent optimization  ...  The blogosphere, an inherent part of this trend, contains a vast array of information about a variety of topics.  ...  Facing this unique challenge we initiated a project with the objective to map, and ultimately reveal, content-, topicor network-related structures of the blogosphere by employing an intelligent RSS-feed-crawler  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2010.010209 fatcat:freiiorcwza5bpuaxjnr3uiuuu

Technological foundations of the current blogosphere

Vangelis Banos, Karen Stepanyan, Mike Joy, Alexandra I. Cristea, Yannis Manolopoulos
2012 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics - WIMS '12  
Comparing the results with existing findings from the generic Web to identify similarities and differences in the Blogosphere.  ...  In this paper, we review the technological foundations of the current Blogosphere. The review is primarily based on a largescale evaluation of active blogs.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission Framework Programme 7 (FP7), BlogForever project, grant agreement No.269963.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2254129.2254185 dblp:conf/wims/BanosSJCM12 fatcat:neud5ftohvex7b4kc4vt3iasvm

Designing Systems that Support the Blogosphere for Deliberative Discourse

David Schuff, Ozgur Turetken, Asif Zaheeruddin
2010 AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction  
In this paper, we analyze the capability of the blogosphere in its current form to support such a role.  ...  This analysis leads to the identification of the principal issues that prevent the blogosphere from realizing its full potential as a public sphere.  ...  We would like to thank Juhi Ghosh for her assistance with programming the prototype for this project. We would also like to thank Ojelanki Ngwenyama for his advice in framing the paper.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1thci.00016 fatcat:endr5kxeivegrmqonpccx4eame

Mapping the Blogosphere--Towards a Universal and Scalable Blog-Crawler

Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig, Justus Bross, Christoph Meinel
2011 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Social Computing  
The blogosphere, an inherent part of this trend, contains a vast array of information about a variety of topics.  ...  While the concept of our tailor-mode feed-crawler was already discussed in two earlier publications this paper focuses on our approach to extend the earlier feedcrawler to a more universal and highly scalable  ...  Bruns tries to map interconnections of individual blogs with his IssueCrawler research tool [20] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/passat/socialcom.2011.57 dblp:conf/socialcom/BergerHBM11 fatcat:uilhg2gisjfwdg7hiey7eycepa

Mapping the Australian Networked Public Sphere

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai
2010 Social science computer review  
feeds.  ...  This paper reports on a research program that has developed new methodologies for mapping the Australian blogosphere and tracking how information is disseminated across it.  ...  We identify and subscribe to the RSS feed of each of the blogs we track, and use a Web scraper to harvest the entire blog page whenever a RSS feed alerts us to a new post.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0894439310382507 fatcat:ipcnui24xzcc3gvjhk5wtbuu3i

Analysis and visualization tools [chapter]

2003 Data Analysis Tools for DNA Microarrays  
pieces of relevant information into better description map of the current trends of the blogosphere.  ...  Computers can easily assist the processing filtering and visualizing relevant and key elements of the blogosphere, but coupling them with human evaluation and reasoning can provide the final steps to connect  ...  Acknowledgments This work was sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, under grant F49620-03-1-0129, and the National Science Foundation under grant IIS  ... 
doi:10.1201/9780203486078.ch10 fatcat:xvkr5vbtifclfmswudojzpm2ly

Where do bloggers blog? Platform transitions within the historical Dutch blogosphere

Esther Weltevrede, Anne Helmond
2012 First Monday  
Acknowledgements We would like to express our sincere thanks to Erik Borra for developing custom tools, discussing methods and probing sharp questions, Mathieu Jacomy for his help with creating  ...  In the blogosphere map with actor definition, these nodes decrease in size.  ...  Future research might cover in how far blog-native software features such as the permalink, trackback or RSS feed contributed to the construction of the early blogosphere and its subsequent transitions  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v17i2.3775 fatcat:u64gwneufjbxpheniqpntumv5m

Rip, mix, burn … sue … ad infinitum: The effects of deterrence vs voluntary cooperation on non-commercial online copyright infringing behaviour

Peter James Allen
2008 First Monday  
Microsoft is considering a massive extension of RSS. And Google has been producing its own projects, such as the Lens RSS reader and Google Maps.  ...  Instead, PubSub saves a query, then applies it to posts as they occur after the query is created, reporting the results to the user by Web, RSS feed, or e-mail.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v13i9.2073 fatcat:73gxypmixfhgnmozgtro5w3oum

BlogScope: A System for Online Analysis of High Volume Text Streams

Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas
2007 Very Large Data Bases Conference  
We present BlogScope (, a system for online analysis of temporally ordered streaming text, currently applied to the analysis of the Blogosphere 1 .  ...  Such features include, spatio-temporal analysis of blogs, flexible navigation of the Blogosphere through information bursts, keyword correlations and burst synopsis, as well as enhanced ranking functions  ...  RSS feed is available for most blogs, and the crawler can fetch and parse the RSS XML instead of HTML.  ... 
dblp:conf/vldb/BansalK07 fatcat:puqxaupourewndb6ovmebfeg7y

Key blog distillation

Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis
2008 Proceeding of the 17th ACM conference on Information and knowledge mining - CIKM '08  
Searchers on the blogosphere often have a need to identify other key bloggers with similar interests to their own.  ...  XML feed provided by each blog (and which is often incomplete) is sufficient, or whether the full-text of each blog post should be downloaded; Lastly, we use approaches to detect the central or recurring  ...  Figure 1 : 1 An example RSS feed from a blog in the TREC Blog06 test collection.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1458082.1458221 dblp:conf/cikm/MacdonaldO08 fatcat:p26mttd7o5cfhpxmhwhi6ni4x4

Blog track research at TREC

Craig Macdonald, Rodrygo L.T. Santos, Iadh Ounis, Ian Soboroff
2010 SIGIR Forum  
The TREC Blog track aims to explore information seeking behaviour in the blogosphere, by building reusable test collections for blog-related search tasks.  ...  In particular, we describe the used corpora, the tasks addressed within the track, and the resulting published research.  ...  Acknowledgements Firstly, we would like to extend our thanks to NIST for supporting the Blog track for the last four years.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1842890.1842899 fatcat:aydy5eclwnfvdkm2zv5jygyt7y

From Blogs to News: Identifying Hot Topics in the Blogosphere

Wouter Weerkamp, Manos Tsagkias, Maarten de Rijke
2009 Text Retrieval Conference  
We describe the participation of the University of Amsterdam's ILPS group in the blog track at TREC 2009.  ...  Results show that this general approach, applied to the task at hand, is among the top performing approaches in this year's TREC.  ...  In our experiments we only used feed data, that is, the textual content of blog posts distributed by feeds (e.g. RSS) and ignored the permalinks.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/WeerkampTR09 fatcat:xjxd7ok755fatcy2v2zucpkssu

Overview of the TREC 2009 Blog Track

Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis, Ian Soboroff
2009 Text Retrieval Conference  
Acknowledgements The description of system runs are based on paragraphs contributed by the participating groups.  ...  We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the New York Times (http://www.nytimes. com/), for providing the sample of headlines used in the top stories identification task.  ...  The USI group (University of Lugano) experimented with two techniques for topic-relevance feed search.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/MacdonaldOS09 fatcat:3fjndgiqznhsndm2sxa4t5hiqi

Understanding Web 2.0

S. Murugesan
2007 IT Professional Magazine  
It informs users of updates to blogs or Web sites they're interested in.Web or blog RSS feeds are typically linked with the word "subscribe," an orange rectangle, or with the letters XML or RSS in an orange  ...  system will "ping" to indicate when a new post is published to the site ➤ Really Simple Syndication (RSS)/Atom output for syndication-whether the system supports RSS or Web feeds that summarize information  ... 
doi:10.1109/mitp.2007.78 fatcat:7rg2d33gabd2jkd5ygnojeae6u
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