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My PhD research focused on using the semantic web to support recommendation-seeking in social networks. Specifically it aimed to: understand how people use word of mouth within their social networks to locate information or explore particular topics; model these processes so they can be replicated in an online environment; build semantic web-based systems that support people in these locating and exploring tasks by making use of their social context.

Keys: semantic web, trust, social networks, recommender systems, known person recommendation, user experience, online tasks, user context, personal context, revyu, hoonoh


05 Nov 2007

20 Aug 2007

09 Mar 2007

26 Jan 2006

16 Nov 2005


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Bernstein, A., Karger, D., Heath, T., Feigenbaum, L., Maynard, D., Motta, E. and Thirunarayan, K. (eds.) (2009) The Semantic Web - ISWC 2009. 8th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2009, Chantilly, VA, USA, October 25-29, 2009, 5823, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg

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Heath, T. and Motta, E. (2008) Revyu: Linking reviews and ratings into the Web of Data, Journal of Web Semantics, 6, 4, pp. 266-273, Elsevier

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d'Aquin, M., Motta, E., Dzbor, M., Gridinoc, L., Heath, T. and Sabou, M. (2008) Collaborative Semantic Authoring, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23, 3, pp. 80-83

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Heath, T. and Motta, E. (2007) Revyu.com: A Reviewing and Rating Site for the Web of Data, 6th International Semantic Web Conference and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ISWC+ASWC2007), Busan, Korea

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User Interaction and Uptake Challenges to Successfully Deploying Semantic Web Technologies
Techreport ID: kmi-06-18
Date: 2006
Author(s): Tom Heath, John Domingue, Paul Shabajee

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The Modelling, Capture, and Use of Social Context in Online Tasks
Techreport ID: kmi-05-10
Date: 2005
Author(s): Tom Heath

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