Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff
A paper on a collaboration between the University of South Australia and the University of Southampton to build a Web Observatory for the South Australian Government, which allows government data to be published in a user-friendly, transparent and secure manner.
A research paper by Ian Brown, Lisa Harris and Wendy Hall, which describes extensions to a model of Web Observatories. The revised model includes external factors and sequencing of processes. The paper also suggests ways to implement the model.
A paper by Thanassis Tiropanis, Wendy Hall, Jon Crowcroft, Noshir Contractor and Leandros Tassiulas on the 3 interdisciplinary fields of Network Science, Web Science and Internet Science. The 3 areas are compared and contrasted and ways of harmonising research activities are proposed.
In an interview with “Computer World UK” Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt discusses the good progress made so far on Open Government Data, but argues that there is still a long way to go to realise its full potential.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Rösch, E. Simperl, Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt, describing research into the citizen science game EyeWire. Over 4 million interactions made by 90,000 players were analysed, providing an insight into the features of a successful citizen science platform.
A paper for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government on a project to enable government data to be easily shared, analysed and visualised, while maintaining data safety and security.
The new platform is entitled the ‘Government Web Observatory’ and is hosted by an Australian university.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Ian Brown, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall on the challenges associated with real-time Web streams. The paper describes the architecture used in the Southampton Web Observatory to process real-time Web streams.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Roesch, Nigel Shadbolt and Wendy Hall, analysing WikiProject, a web-based community with the aim of improving the quality of Wikipedia entries.
A guest post by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt in the Financial Times blog, in which he discusses the benefits of Open data. He argues for a national data infrastructure which would include data held by the private sector as well as government.
An article in the UK Guardian newspaper by Oscar Williams in which Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt discusses the issue of Open Data in the UK National Health Service (NHS).
The UK government came top in the Open Data Institute’s (ODI’s) recent league table for open data. However, Professor Shadbolt argues that the government could go further, making data which is already collected machine readable and accessible to the public and health care professionals.