Aligning web collaboration tools with research data for scholars

Laurens De Vocht, Selver Softic, Erik Mannens, Martin Ebner, Rik Van de Walle
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
Resources for research are not always easy to explore, and rarely come with strong support for identifying, linking and selecting those that can be of interest to scholars. In this work we introduce a model that uses state-of-the-art semantic technologies to interlink structured research data and data from Web collaboration tools, social media and Linked Open Data. We use this model to build a platform that connects scholars, using their profiles as a starting point to explore novel and
more » ... content for their research. Scholars can easily adapt to evolving trends by synchronizing new social media accounts or collaboration tools and integrate then with new datasets. We evaluate our approach by a scenario of personalized exploration of research repositories where we analyze real world scholar profiles and compare them to a reference profile.
doi:10.1145/2567948.2579031 dblp:conf/www/VochtSMEW14 fatcat:exz6vofegjhi7j77dtdup4ngwy