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What Would It Mean to Blog on the Semantic Web?

15 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2018 Publication Status: Accepted

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David Karger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Dennis Quan

IBM Corporation - Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Abstract

The phenomenon known as Web logging ("blogging") has helped realize an initial goal of the Web: to turn Web content consumers (i.e., end users) into Web content producers. As the Semantic Web unfolds, we feel there are two questions worth posing: (1) do blog entries have semantic structure that can be usefully captured and exploited? (2) is blogging a natural way to encourage growth of the Semantic Web? We explore empirical evidence for answering these questions in the affirmative and propose means to bring blogging into the mainstream of the Semantic Web, including ontologies that extend the RSS 1.0 specification and an XSL transform for handling RSS 0.9x/2.0 files. To demonstrate the validity of our approach we have constructed a semantic blogging environment based on Haystack. We argue that with tools such as Haystack, semantic blogging will be an important paradigm by which metadata authoring will occur in the future.

Keywords: Ontology development, Semantic Web, Description Logics

Suggested Citation

Karger, David and Quan, Dennis, What Would It Mean to Blog on the Semantic Web? (2005). Journal of Web Semantics First Look, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199254 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199254

David Karger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) ( email )

Stata Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Dennis Quan

IBM Corporation - Thomas J. Watson Research Center ( email )

Route 134
Kitchawan Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
United States

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