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Social Semantic Web
The Social Web of today is characterized by participatory content creation and also syndicated communication. Wikipedia is an example of participatory content creation, while the micro-blogging exchanged using the Twitter service are examples of communication. A parallel and equally signicant development of the web has been the steady effort on investing the data on the web with semantics and the resultant growth of the Semantic Web. Various initiatives to leverage the social web have been applied to collectively build the Social Semantic Web.
Web of Data
Large data sets are available on the Web today that make it the essential sources for Linked Data. While most of these need not be collaboratively created, there are sets such as DBpedia which is participatory in an indirect sense because it is extracted from Wikipedia. Wikipedia, although is participatory created is however a single web application that manages content creation and editing by a number of people. This is effectively similar to the way various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are all centralized web applications that open themselves to help provision exchange of messages and content among their subscribers.
We propose to leverage syndicated communication to construct semantic content in a participatory manner.
A SWeeT is an elementary unit of structured information that can be used by people to pronounce a semantic relationship of information on the web. Like "tweets" are used by people to express an idea or an interest on twitter(@), SWeeTs can be used to express a relationship. SWeeTs differ from Twitter tweets in two important ways: First, they are decentralized; the SWeeTs may be curated in arbitrary stores. Second, SWeeTs are structured so as to reflect a semantic relationship between web elements governed by an ontology. This combination of structure and decentralisation allows for a semantic web to be constructed in a much more participatory and incremental manner. Several examples demonstrate how SWeeTs allow for new ways of building collaborative information spaces: Alipi and web page renarration, heritage walks, Facebook like applications for online communities, ...
SWeeTs are essentially participatory
Hope to add more information here someday soon.
Slides  XPATH + tweet = social semantic web
Why tweet when you can bleat!
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On SWEET messages on the Web.
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