13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Searching the Web and Heterogeneous Information Resources for Institutions

Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 29. 5. 2008, 13.30 - 16.50, New Auditorium

Detection of the Thematic Social Nets with the Aid of WWW

Autor: Jiří Jelínek, University of Economics - Faculty of Management, Czech Republic



Social nets and their detection and creation belong to very actual subjects nowadays. Their practical use may be for instance identification of the significant individuals and, above all, closely cooperating professional teams in different areas of science and research. For detection of these nets is necessary to acquire enough input data. The ideal source of them should be WWW. Efficient usage of information from WWW however isn't quite simple. The identification of personal names is already complicated. Similarly difficult is to unambiguously identify people and find out their mutual relations which are used for social net creation. However the usability of retrieved results is considerable. Created nets would help in orientation „who's who" in given area and enable focus in on information „from the source". This contribution presents the state of the art in the area of detection of the thematic social nets and especially the process of identification of these nets based on the analysis of the WWW search engines results. The aim is to show methods applicable for preferably automatic identification and subsequent visualization of the thematically based relations among individuals. Beyond above mentioned methods the practical implementation of them is also presented and results acquired in testing.

About author:

Ing. Jiří Jelínek, CSc., (born 1966), Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Management, Univ. of Economics Prague. Research interests: knowledge acquisition, data mining, web mining, AI, computer networks and information systems. Conference papers: The User Support in the WWW Environment. INFORUM 2004: 10-th conference about professional information sources, 25.5.-27.5. 2004, Prague • The Use of Graphs for Text Processing. Knowledge 2006, Hradec Králové, feb. 2006 • with D. Kunčar a J. Přibil: Visualization of Text Data with Graphs, Conference Knowledge 2006, Hradec Králové, feb. 2006 • Tools for Collaborative Creating and Sharing Information and Knowledge, conference INFORUM 2006, Prague may 2006 • ICT Support of Collaboration in Educational Process. 4-th. National Conference about Distance Learning in Czech Republic, Ostrava 28. 6. – 30. 7. 2006 • with M. Hýsek and J. Lucký: Development of Information System’s User Interface. INFORUM 2007: 13-th conference about professional information sources, 22.5. – 24.5. 2007, Prague. Grants and development projects (DP): User Support in the WWW environment, Grant of IGA, Univ. Of Economics, 2004-5 • The Use of Graphs for Text Processing, Grant of IGA, Univ. Of Economics, 2005-6.

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Author: Patrick Danowski, Berlin State Library, Germany

Web 2.0, Search 2.0 - Where Is Rhyme?

Author: Vilém Sklenák, University of Economics, Czech Republic

Memory Institutions And Their Services in Enviroment of Web2.0. Authorities As Ontological Platform For Making Accessible of Memory Institutions Collections.

Author: Nadežda Andrejčíková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak republic

Deep Indexing: An Innovation in Search and Discovery of Scholarly Material

Author: Jim McGinty, Cambridge Information Group, USA

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Author: Jiří Šmerda, Masaryk University - Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic


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