Mining events connections on the social web: Real-time instance matching and data analysis in EventMedia

Houda Khrouf, Vuk Milicic, Raphaël Troncy
2014 Journal of Web Semantics  
Event and media services have recently witnessed a rapid growth driving the way people explore information of interest. A significant amount of social calendars, media memes and background knowledge are daily created on various platforms, conveying event clues or past users experience. Mining, in real-time, the connection of these distributed data fragments provides a key advantage not only to deliver enriched views, but also to gain insight into interesting sociological aspects. To this aim,
more » ... harness the power of Semantic Web technologies as means to easily steer the data integration and analysis. Our overall goal is to build a web-based environment that allows users to discover meaningful, surprising or entertaining connections between events, media and people. In this paper, we present EventMedia, a platform that provides descriptions of events associated with media, and interlinked with the Linked Data cloud. It draws on a live data update and a real-time interlinking to face the natural dynamics of events. A user-friendly interface has been designed to meet the user needs: relive experiences based on media and support decision making for attending upcoming events.
doi:10.1016/j.websem.2014.02.003 fatcat:ulfpvo3lkjajtfksfyyogok7uq