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Towards Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities.

DOI: 10.1007/11431053_34 Conference: The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, Second European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2005, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 - June 1, 2005, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT Online community sites have replaced the traditional means of keeping a community informed via libraries and publishing. At present, online communities are islands that are not interlinked. We describe dif- ferent types of online communities and tools that are currently used to build and support such communities. Ontologies and Semantic Web tech- nologies oer an upgrade path to providing more complex services. Fus- ing information and inferring links between the various applications and types of information provides relevant insights that make the available information on the Internet more valuable. We present the SIOC ontol- ogy which combines terms from vocabularies that already exist with new terms needed to describe the relationships between concepts in the realm of online community sites.

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