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 by Ramine Tinati, Max Van Kleek, Elena Simperl, Markus Luczak-Roesch and Nigel Shadbolt, on online citizen science projects, in which volunteers help solve problems in a wide range of scientific areas using their own I.T.
The authors describe a research project to examine whether the volunteers’ participation in online discussion forums influences the likelihood of a solution being found to the problem.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Paul Gaskell, Thanassis Tiropanis, Olivier Phillipe and Wendy Hall which presents a
framework for addressing cultural and language barriers when studying human activity on a global scale.
A video of Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt’s talk at Wikimania 2014 in which he discusses the Social Machines project SOCIAM and explains why Wikipedia is a Social Machine.
An article by by Wendy Hall, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Markus Luczak-Rösch and Elena Simperl on a research project called the Web Observatory which seeks to address the challenges of analytics on distributed Linked Data infrastructures.
A paper by Jonathon S. Hare, David P. Dupplaw, Paul H. Lewis, Wendy Hall and Kirk Martinez, presenting new techniques to allow multimedia web content to be leveraged during the archiving process.
A paper by Max Van Kleek, Daniel Alexander Smith, Ramine Tinati, Kieron OHara, Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt on methods to overcome privacy issues by keeping data under individuals’ control and enabling them to participate in Web-Observatory style analysis in situ.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall’s blog for the British Computer Society, which is part of its campaign to encourage women to consider a career in I.T. She discusses her career history, how she came to be passionate about Computer Science and the reasons for women being better represented in the new discipline of Web Science than in other areas of I.T.
A paper by Wendy Hall, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Markus Luczak-Rösch and Elena Simperl on Web Observatories. The opportunities for Big Data analytics are discussed, as well as the challenges, including the balance between fewer machines and data sets giving high performance on the one hand and a large number of distributed, diverse data sets potentially giving lower performance on the other hand.
Sally Mouakkad from the British Consulate interviews Professor Dame Wendy Hall to mark the the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. They discuss Linked Data, the Web Science Trust and possible trends in Web Science over the next 10 years.
Paul Smart, Elena Simperl and Nigel Shadbolt propose a working definition for Social Machines, describe their characteristics and discuss the future for research in this area.