International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS '12)

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PlanetData supported the International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS '12), held in Craiova, Romania on June 13-15, 2012. Several PlanetData partners have involved in supporting the event by giving tutorial and was invited as one of the keynote speaker. As the keynote speaker, Elena Simperl from KIT, delivered Crowdsourcing Semantic Data Management: Challenges and Opportunities as her talk. Please follow the link for more info about the talk and presentation. Another two interesting tutorials were also given by PlanetData partners during this conference entitled:

- "Text stream processing" by Dunja Mladenić, Marko Grobelnik, Blaž Fortuna, and Delia Rusu from JSI

The aim of this tutorial is to present an overview of text stream processing starting with a description and properties of text streams, and continuing with a series of text processing techniques and their applicability to text streams. Among the text processing techniques we are going to describe entity extraction and resolution, event and fact extraction, word sense disambiguation, sentiment analysis, summarization, social network analysis, all in the context of text streams.

The goal is to present the list of problems and challenges arising when processing text streams and to show how they can be approached using text mining, natural language processing and semantic analysis techniques and tools. The tutorial will describe available approaches and show some demos on text data streams, using publicly available tools.

- "Making your Semantic Application addictive: incentivizing users!" by Roberta Cuel, Monika Kaczmarek, Elena Simperl, Oksana Tokarchuck, Jakub Dzikowski, and Szymon Łazaruk.

Since many semantic content creation methods and initiatives have been developed, a fully automatic process cannot be implemented. As a consequence, many application designers are interested in the question of how to motivate users to become a part of this endeavor, compensating the limitations of purely machine-driven content creation techniques. Methods from areas as diverse as community support, participation management, usability engineering, mechanism design, and social computing, can be applied to analyze semantically enabled applications, and design incentivized variants thereof. Building on top of these theories, we revisit fundamental design issues of semantic-content authoring technology focusing on the identification of a set of incentives that drives people to contribute, and on the ways such incentives can be translated into guidelines for technology and application designers. In order to show some best practices that designers should take into account encouraging large-scale user participation in semantic applications, we describe an experiment conducted with students of the Poznan University of Economics. Following the empirical findings and insights gained during the experimental operations, we propose some general guidelines, which provide software developers with a baseline to create semantics-based technologies and end-user applications that are not just functional, but facilitate and encourage user participation.