An Ontology Design Pattern for Microblog Entries

TitleAn Ontology Design Pattern for Microblog Entries
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsShimizu, C, Cheatham, M
Conference Name8th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns (WOP2017)

Due to the exponential growth of the Internet of Things and use of Social Media Platforms, observers have an unprecedented level of detailed information available on the behavior of communities. However, due to the highly heterogeneous nature and the immense volume of the data, a composite view is difficult to generate. Such a composite view would be exceptionally useful in the realms of insider threat detection, after-action forensics, and hazardous situation detection and avoidance. The Semantic Web, via ontology modeling, offers a powerful tool for fusing the disparate data sources and formats. To this end, we have created an ontology design pattern (ODP) for the modeling of a simple microblog entry. This ODP is intended to fit within an ecosystem for fusing social media, support advanced visualization, and provide a preliminary framework for trust assessment.