The Idea-to-Implementation Initiative: Discover relevant resources efficiently, obtain feedback instantly and collaborate more effectively.

“Idea-to-Implementation” is a new non-profit initiative supported by me. Its members can get the opportunity to share their ideas, get inspired and build a future together. All the members deliver valuable building blocks to a trusted community and retain control over all their contributions at all times.

The initiative exposes implicit invisible relations and allows people to connect based on entities identified as affinities that they share. Such entities are common real world things and can thus represent locations, people, events, document-snippets, charts, images etc.

Members can ask expertise analysis on excerpts of their personal reading library, social networks, search queries or browsing history and a use it as an intelligent collaboration tool.

The main hooks and hubs for the initiative operations are the people who contribute ideas. It puts the relations between the people central. You can see it as a huge peer-2-peer review network or a free open university where everybody is student, teacher, researcher and policy maker at the same time.

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Explore your Social Circle, improve your Research

If you have a Twitter account and want to register in Grabeeter (or already have), you can now try out and take part in the evaluation of the “Researcher Affinity Browser“. Grabeeter is a tool to archive and search your tweets. The Researcher Affinity Browser is one of the first to expose affinities between Twitter users and is the first web application built on top of a semantic profiling framework. It is intended for researchers who are using Twitter for microblogging and are tweeting about their research, their interests or the conferences they are attending or tracking.

Researcher Affinity Browser

Researcher Affinity Browser

The semantic profiling framework grew throughout this year as my thesis project and information about the evolutions is presented here on this blog.

So if you are a researcher and are using Twitter, you are most welcome to explore people who have already registered themselves in Grabeeter. You can register from inside the application or here. After registration you have to wait a few hours before your data is analysed and suggestions can be made for you. Once you are registered you can start exploring people by selecting your username.
Important Notes

1. You can evaluate the application by filling out the form that can be accessed by clicking on the “Evaluate”-button inside the application or by using this form.

2. You can also evaluate the application with a default user if you feel uncomfortable or don’t want to wait for your data to be analyzed. Just click the Load Persons button without selecting a user in the list. The default user is selected because it has the most conferences.

Progress Report 4

This report is a presentation. I presented it today for members of the research group and fellow thesis students at the KULeuven.

Scientific Profiling Presentation

It explains the evaluation approach for the framework. The term “affinity” is being introduced for the first time. Before terms like shared resources or common entitities and interests were used.

“Affinities” expresses much better the user-centric perspective and the fact that it is a subjective notion. It also means that it is not only linked to a certain person but is also time-sensitive, something that could be called a “user context”.


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