publication . Conference object . 2014

yourHistory - Semantic linking for a personalized timeline of historic events

Graus, D.; Peetz, M.-H.; Odijk, D.; de Rooij, O.; de Rijke, M.; d'Aquin, M.; Dietze, S.; Drachsler, H.; Guy, M.; Herder, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: CEUR-WS
Abstract
In this paper we present yourHistory: a Facebook application that aims to generate a tailor-made, personalized timeline of historic events, by matching a semantically enriched Facebook profile to a pool of candidate historic events extracted from DBPedia. Two aspects are central to our application: (i) semantic linking technologies backed by rich open web knowledge bases for generating semantically enriched user profiles, and (ii) semantic relatedness metrics for ranking historic events to user profiles. This paper describes the development of a Facebook application that aims to be engaging for users, whilst at the same time being a source for data that can be applied to evaluating or improving the application. We describe our Wikipedia-based semantic relatedness metric for event ranking, but also the restrictions and constraints concerning privacy-sensitive and ethical matters, around data storage and user consent. Finally, we reflect on how this type of user data can be applied for evaluating or improving both the semantic linking and event ranking methods in future work.
Communities
  • CLARIN
  • Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage DH-CH communities : CLARIN
Funded by
NWO| Modeling and Learning from Implicit Feedback in Information Retrieval
Project
  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300171779
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NWO| Building Rich Links to Enable Television History Research
Project
  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300153702
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NWO| Semantic Search in E-Discovery
Project
  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300168486
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NWO| SPuDisc: Searching Public Discourse
Project
  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300176811
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EC| LIMOSINE
Project
LIMOSINE
Linguistically Motivated Semantic aggregatIon engiNes
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 288024
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
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