Twitris: Socially Influenced Browsing

TitleTwitris: Socially Influenced Browsing
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJadhav, A, Wang, W, Mutharaju, R, Anantharam, P, Nguyen, V, Sheth, A, Gomadam, K, Nagarajan, M, Ranabahu, A
Conference NameSemantic Web Challenge at the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009)
Conference LocationWashington DC, USA

In this paper, we present Twitris, a semantic Web application that facilitates browsing for news and information, using social perceptions as the fulcrum. In doing so we address challenges in large scale crawling, processing of real time information, and preserving spatiotemporal-thematic properties central to observations pertaining to realtime events. We extract metadata about events from Twitter and bring related news and Wikipedia articles to the user. In developing Twitris, we have used the DBPedia ontology.