Our publication at this year first workshop on Big Scholarly Data (BigScholar) at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) about „Aligning Web Collaboration Toolswith Research Data for Scholars“ is now online available as draft.
Resources for research are not always easy to explore, andrarely come with strong support for identifying, linking andselecting those that can be of interest to scholars. In thiswork we introduce a model that uses state-of-the-art seman-tic technologies to interlink structured research data anddata from Web collaboration tools, social media and LinkedOpen Data. We use this model to build a platform thatconnects scholars, using their proﬁles as a starting point toexplore novel and relevant content for their research. Schol-ars can easily adapt to evolving trends by synchronizing newsocial media accounts or collaboration tools and integratethen with new datasets. We evaluate our approach by ascenario of personalized exploration of research repositorieswhere we analyze real world scholar proﬁles and comparethem to a reference proﬁle.
Reference: De Vocht, L., Softic, S., Mannes, E., Ebner, M., Van de Walle, R. (2014) Aligning Web Collaboration Tools with Research Data for Scholars, In: Proceedings of the first workshop on Big Scholarly Data (BigScholar), 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Seoul, p. 1203 – 1210