A paper by Christopher Phethean, Elena Simperl, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati and Wendy Hall on the use of Data Science in Web Science. The similarities, differences and overlaps between the two disciplines are presented. The authors discuss how Data Science can be used for research in Web Science, for example to examine user behaviour and analyse information flows.
Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff
More than an Edit: Using Transcendental Information Cascades to Capture Hidden Structure in Wikipedia
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Roesch, Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt on the results of a study of Wikipedia, including the structuring of information following particular events, quality control and the way in which data is linked.
A TED talk by Professor Dame Wendy Hall (14 minutes) in which she charts her journey from school girl to the present day.
A paper by Eugene Siow, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall describing an optimisation to a data storage and query technique which more than doubles performance.
A paper by Eugene Siow, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall proposing new approaches to storing data and performing queries, which can improve performance of Linked Data stores by several orders of magnitude.
A question and answer session with Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt in the New Statesman on the role of technology in a post-Brexit world.
A research paper by Nora AlMuhanna, Wendy Hall and David Millard discussing antisocial behaviour on the Internet. The authors propose a model for studying antisocial behaviour on Twitter and validate the model using interviews with experts in the field.
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt has led an independent review commissioned by the UK government to examine the supply of and demand for Computer Science graduates and the issue of degree accreditation.
The review makes a number of recommendations, including increasing the opportunities for Computer Sciences students to gain work experience, improving the data on graduates and employers, carrying out research to better understand the requirements of employers and improving graduates’ soft skills.
A paper by Peter West, Richard Giordano, Max Van Kleek and Nigel Shadbolt describing research into the use of patient self-logged data in medical diagnosis and care planning. The study involved role-play exercises with doctors, which revealed many opportunities for using self-logged data in diagnosing and treating patients.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Roesch, Elena Simperl and Wendy Hall describing research into people’s motivations for participating in citizen science projects.
The research indicated a number of motivations, including interest in the subject, the desire to learn, the feeling of contributing to the project, belonging to a community and achievement.