USEWOD 2012 : USAGE ANALYSIS AND THE WEB OF DATA

USEWOD 2012 : USAGE ANALYSIS AND THE WEB OF DATA

Location: Lyon, France (co-located with WWW2012)

Dates:

Release of Dataset for the USEWOD2012 Challenge: 15 December 2011
Paper submission deadline: 15 February 2012
Acceptance notification: 3 March 2012
Workshop and Prize for USEWOD Challenge: 16 or 17 April 2012

From the webpage:

The purpose of this workshop is to investigate new developments concerning the synergy between semantics and semantic-web technology on the one hand, and the analysis and mining of usage data on the other hand. As the first USEWOD workshop at WWW 2011 has shown, these two fields complement each other well. First, semantics can be used to enhance the analysis of usage data. Second, usage data analysis can enhance semantic resources as well as Semantic Web applications. Traces of users can be used to evaluate, adapt or personalise Semantic Web applications and logs can form valuable resources from which semantic knowledge can be extracted bottom-up.

The emerging Web of Data demands a re-evaluation of existing evaluation techniques: the Linked Data community is recognising that it needs to move beyond triple counts. Usage analysis is a key method for the evaluation of a datasets and applications. New ways of accessing information enabled by the Web of Data requires the development or adaptation of algorithms, methods, and techniques to analyse and interpret the usage of Web data instead of Web pages, a research endeavour that can profit from what has been learned in more than a decade of Web usage mining. The results can provide fine-grained insights into how semantic datasets and applications are being accessed and used by both humans and machines – insights that are needed for optimising the design and ultimately ensuring the success of semantic resources.

The primary goals of this workshop are to foster the emerging community of researchers from various fields sharing an interest in usage mining and semantics, to evaluate the developments of the past year, and to further develop a roadmap for future research in this direction.

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