Title: User-driven generation of semantic web content in Enterprise 2.0: a case study

Authors: Alexandre Passant, Philippe Laublet

Addresses: National University of Ireland, Galway, Lower Dangan, Galway, Ireland. ' Maison de la recherche, Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France

Abstract: The use of semantic web technologies in enterprise environments has been subject to lots of research and development since the end of the 1990s, with topics ranging from semantic middleware infrastructures to ontology-based knowledge management systems. In this paper, we focus on the particular issue of user-driven generation of semantic web content in Enterprise 2.0 environments, and demonstrate how we extended several already-deployed user-driven applications (such as blogs, wikis and tagging systems) to produce and use semantic annotations in such context. Especially, we discuss the technical aspects involved in the process as well as the incentives that have been provided to involve users in producing such data. In addition, we present how users reacted and accepted the tools and what are the lessons that we learnt during that project.

Keywords: semantic web; semantic content creation; social web; Enterprise 2.0; SemSLATES; semantic annotations; tagging; blogs; semantic wikis; data integration; semantic search; user-driven content generation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKEDM.2011.040655

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, 2011 Vol.1 No.4, pp.370 - 389

Published online: 07 Mar 2015 *

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