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Bridging Social and Semantic Computing -- Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces for Hybrid Systems

Author:
Bostandjiev, Svetlin Alex I.
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Computer Science
Degree Supervisor:
Tobias Hollerer
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2012
Issued Date:
2012
Topics:
Information Technology and Computer Science
Keywords:
HCI
Social web
Semantic web
User interfaces
Web 2.0.
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
Description:

The evolution of the Web brought new interesting problems to computer scientists that we loosely classify in the fields of social and semantic computing. Social computing is related to two major paradigms: computations carried out by a large amount of people in a collective intelligence fashion (i.e. wikis), and performing computations on social networks (i.e. social network analysis). On the other hand, semantic computing focuses on assigning meaning to data and enabling computers to process and integrate it (i.e. natural language processing, data mining, etc.). This dissertation delves into the intersection of social and semantic computing. We present new hybrid techniques showing how the two domains benefit each other or are used together to produce better content. These synergistic techniques introduce an extra level of complexity that can be alleviated by the use of interfaces. User interfaces not only increase the transparency and explanation in systems where social and semantic computing are used together, but also serve as input modalities that additionally boost the quality of the content produced by the hybrid techniques. We exemplify our contributions with three case studies of novel user interfaces that utilize social and semantic computing.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (138 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3qj7f9w
ISBN:
9781303051616
Catalog System Number:
990039787700203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Svetlin Bostandjiev
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