ExpertFOAF Recommends Experts

TitleExpertFOAF Recommends Experts
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsIofciu, T., J. Diederich, P. Dolog, and W. - T. Balke
Conference Name 1st ExpertFinder Workshop
Conference LocationBerlin, Germany

Today, FOAF files are only utilized for publishing simple information about persons and their respective community. Our proposal is to extend a user’s FOAF file by an automatically generated user profile. If a general classification of interests (for instance in the form of a taxonomy) is given, these profiles can be represented in an IR-style fashion by histograms expressing the degree of interest in each topic. Our main assumption is that such user profiles can then provide good hints about the users’ expertise.

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