Research paper by Tope Omitola, Andre Freitas, Edward Curry, Sean ORiain, Nicholas Gibbins and Nigel Shadbolt on a formal model of IDT (Interactive Data Transformation). IDT tools allow re-purposing of data by standardisation of heterogeneous data sets. They can also perform data quality assurance. The paper discusses the implementation and validation of the model on the IDT platform Google Refine.
Research paper by Ramine Tinati, Leslie Carr, Wendy Hall and Jonny Bentwood on a new model to enable analysis of conversations on Twitter. The model includes categorisation of users based on their behaviour, identification of key players in a conversation, categorisation by topic and identification of users who may distribute valuable knowledge.
Interview with Wendy Hall in the New Straits Times, discussing her career path, the computer geek label and the need to encourage women to study Computer Science.
A paper by Igor Popov, M. C. Schraefel, Gianluca Correndo, Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt on “Mash-point:” a new framework for a user-friendly system to enable access to linked data.
A paper by Hugh Glaser and Harry Halpin, published in the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Internet Computing magazine, suggesting various methods for using linked data to solve the problem of identity.
A research paper by Yunjia Li, Mike Wald, Tope Omitola, Nigel Shadbolt and Gary Wills on using Linked Data principles to reference, describe, interlink or search media fragments (e.g. an area of an image or a segment of a video). The paper includes a discussion of the implementation of a model to allow Google to index media fragments, which will increase their online presence.
A research paper by Max Van Kleek, Daniel A. Smith, Nigel R. Shadbolt and M. C. Schraefel on the problems and frustrations of using disparate systems for managing personal data. A new web-standards based architecture for consolidating personal information systems called the WebBox is proposed.
A chapter by Dr. Kieron OHara and Professor Dame Wendy Hall in The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, edited by William Dutton, Oxford University Press 2012, discussing the rationale for the new discipline of Web Science, the definition of the Web, Web architecture, the role of government, semantics and linked data.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall interviewed by Jessica Shepherd, education correspondent for the Guardian, discussing the problem of the decline in the number of women choosing to study Computer Science.
An article by Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee published in The Times, discussing the advantages of open data and the wide array of possible applications.