Mining microblogs using semantic technologies

Class diagram for the LOD datasets

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The framework for the tool that I will develop fits like a puzzle piece in a bigger system that is being developed in the research group “Social Learning” at Graz University of Technology. Selver Softic from Infonova GmbH and Ebner et al. from Social Learning recently wrote a paper about their ongoing research efforts aiming at knowledge discovery. They are aiming to provide a scientific architecture paradigm for building semantic applications that rely on social data. At the moment they are focussing on data from Twitter, like me. For this purpose they have implemented a tool Grabeteer for storing and caching social data. In this paper they outlined the architecture for a system that can extract, structure and link the data grabbed from Twitter by the Grabeteer. Read more of this post