Towards a Semantic Modeling of Learners for Social Networks

Ounnas, Asma, Liccardi, Ilaria, Davis, Hugh / C, Millard, David / E and White, Su / A (2006) 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, 102-108.


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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 20-23 June
ISSNs: 1649-8623
Keywords: Learner model, taxonomy, social grouping, communities of practice, FOAF.
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 262774
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Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:06
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