The First International Workshop on Collaborative Social Networks

Research Article

Status messages for the right audience with an ontology-based approach

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8371,
        author={Milan Stankovic and Alexandre Passant and Philippe Laublet},
        title={Status messages for the right audience with an ontology-based approach},
        proceedings={The First International Workshop on Collaborative Social Networks},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATESN},
        year={2009},
        month={12},
        keywords={Status Message Sharing Intended Audience Confidentiality Semantic Web Online Presence Online Presence Ontology},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8371}
    }
    
  • Milan Stankovic
    Alexandre Passant
    Philippe Laublet
    Year: 2009
    Status messages for the right audience with an ontology-based approach
    COLLABORATESN
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8371
Milan Stankovic1,*, Alexandre Passant2,*, Philippe Laublet1,*
  • 1: LaLIC, Université Paris-Sorbonne, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
  • 2: Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
*Contact email: milan@milstan.net, alexandre.passant@deri.org, philippe.laublet@paris-sorbonne.fr

Abstract

In this paper we explore the problems of dedicating status messages to their intended audience on the Web. We present the results of our qualitative user study aimed at revealing the nature of the problem. We then present the existing solutions for directing status messages to their audience and consider their weaknesses. Then, we discuss how semantic Web technologies can be elegantly used to address the problem and what benefits can be driven from their use. Particularly, we rely on the online presence ontology and a way to semantically describe the intended audience of a status message through the notion of sharing space - a group of people bound by a shared property (e.g., a common interest, membership in a certain organization, location, etc.). Apart from ontology extensions, we present a prototype that demonstrates the use of semantic Web technologies in directing status messages to their intended audiences.