Klostu.com, developed by Pidgin Technologies, is a unique new platform which brings together existing disparate message board communities and their members into what is essentially a super social network – a network of social networks.
Archive for November, 2006
OntoWare:SWRC Ontology: Project Info
The SWRC Semantic Web for Research Communities is an ontology for modeling entities of research communities such as persons, organisations, publications bibliographic metadata and their relationships. It is used in numerous applications and projects including the AIFB portal, Bibster and the SemIPort project.
More details about the modeling of the SWRC ontology can be found in:
York Sure, Stephan Bloehdorn, Peter Haase, Jens Hartmann, Daniel Oberle. The SWRC Ontology – Semantic Web for Research Communities. In Proceedings of the 12th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence EPIA 2005. Springer, Covilha, Portugal, December 2005.
Web Research Collections – Web Track
The University of Glasgow took over the distribution of the WT2g/WT10g/.GOV/.GOV2 Web Research Collections from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), which has been distributing the Web Research collections to organizations and individuals engaged in research and development of natural language processing, information retrieval or document understanding systems, strictly for research purposes only. These collections have been used in the TREC Web & Terabyte tracks.
In addition, as part of the TREC Blogs track, the University of Glasgow is currently distributing the Blogs06 test collection.
If you are experimenting with Information Retrieval systems in a Web/Blogs context and/or if you are interested in large-scale information retrieval systems design and evaluation, then these collections are very useful. Since queries and relevance assessments are available from the TREC Web page for these collections, you can use these to tune/evaluate your system or approach.
TRECEVAL is a program to evaluate TREC results using the standard, NIST evaluation procedures