Ounnas, Asma, Liccardi, Ilaria, Davis, Hugh / C, Millard, David / E and White, Su / A
Towards a Semantic Modeling of Learners for Social Networks.
In, International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SW-EL) at the AH2006 Conference, Dublin, Ireland,
20 - 23 Jun 2006.
Lecture Notes in Learning and Teaching, .
The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) ontology is a vocabulary for mapping social networks. In this paper we propose an extension to FOAF in order to allow it to model learners and their social networks. We analyse FOAF alongside different learner modeling standards and specifications, and based on this analysis we introduce a taxonomy of the different features found in those models. We then compare the learner models and FOAF against the taxonomy to see how their characteristics have been shaped by their purpose. Based on this we propose extensions to FOAF in order to produce a learner model that is capable of forming the basis of a semantic social network.
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