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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Mining Social Semantics on the Social Web

From: Robert Jäschke <jaeschke@l3s.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:13:28 +0200
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Call for papers: Special Issue on
Mining Social Semantics on the Social Web

In recent years the amount of data available on the social web has
grown massively. Consequently, researchers have developed approaches
that leverage this social web data to tackle interesting challenges of
the semantic web. Among them are methods for learning ontologies from
social media or crowdsourcing, extracting semantics from data
collected by citizen science and participatory sensing initiatives, or
for better understanding and describing user activities.
The rich data provided by the social web can be used to learn and
construct the semantic web. This can be facilitated by learning basic
semantic relationships, e.g., between entities, or by employing more
sophisticated methods that are able to construct a complete knowledge
graph or ontology. Other methods enrich content from the social web
and link it to the semantic web.

The proposed special issue is open to all submissions that utilize
data from the social web a) with the help of semantic web
technologies, b) for inferring and extracting semantics, or c) for
enriching and linking content with/to the semantic web or existing
knowledge structures like the linked open data cloud. Any kind of data
can be utilized as long as it has a connection with the social web,
e.g., tags from Flickr, tweets from Twitter, check-ins from
Foursquare, articles from Wikipedia, shared mobile sensor data, data
from participatory mapping, crowd-sourced data, etc. Examples include
approaches for inferring the semantics of tags, extracting semantics
from Wikipedia articles, or enriching tweets with named entities. The
resulting knowledge can be integrated into structures like the linked
open data cloud.

== Topics of Interest ==

We welcome original high quality submissions on (but are not
restricted to) the following topics:

- - linked open data and the social web
- - machine learning for the semantic web on social web data
- - semantic enrichment (e.g., sentiment detection, polarity, named
entity recognition, ...) of user-generated texts (e.g., Wikipedia
articles, tweets, blogs, …)
- - extraction and modelling of arguments and discourse
- - never-ending language learning from user-generated content
- - ontology learning from user-generated content
- - semantics of social tagging (e.g., inferring semantics of tags,
identifying relationships between tags, learning ontologies from tags,
...)
- - mining Wikipedia (e.g., extracting semantics from articles, semantic
enrichment of articles, inter-language analyses, mining the Wikipedia
category graph, ...)
- - temporal and spatial semantics of content from the social web
- - inferring semantics from user data, usage logs, mobile sensing, ...
- - extracting location-based semantics from Foursquare, OpenStreetMap, ...
- - leveraging crowd-sourcing for the semantic web
- - capturing the semantics of user interactions
- - inferring semantics from user data and usage logs

== Submissions ==

31 January 2016 - Paper submission deadline

Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/. Prospective authors must take
notice of the submission guidelines posted at
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors. Note that you need to
request an account on the website for submitting a paper. Please
indicate in the cover letter that it is for the special issue on
Mining Semantics in/from the Social Web.

Submissions are possible as full research papers or surveys. While
there is no upper limit, the paper length must be justified by content.

== Important Dates ==

- - Call for papers: September 2015
- - Submission deadline: 31 January 2016
- - Notification: 31 March 2016

== Guest editors ==

Please use the e-mail address social-semantic-issue@l3s.de for inquiries.

- - Andreas Hotho, University of Würzburg, Germany
- - Robert Jäschke, L3S Research Center, Germany
- - Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California, United States


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Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke
L3S Research Center/Leibniz University Hannover
http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/~jaeschke/
+49-(0)511-762-17775
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