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Community-Built Databases

Research and Development

Editors: Pardede, Eric (Ed.)

  • First book to combine social and technical aspects of community-built databases
  • Discusses issues of social networks and Web communities independent of a specific platform or product
  • Opens up new research in areas such as Web science, social networks,  distributed databases, and collaborative information systems
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About this book

Communities have built collections of information in collaborative ways for centuries. Most recently, Wikipedia is the most prominent example of how collaborative efforts can be powerful in building massive data storage. Other global member-built media data storage examples include Flickr and YouTube, and social networking applications such as Friendster, Facebook, and LinkedIn, which share information between members in large unstructured information pools.

These platforms are obviously only small first steps, and there are many more opportunities to be unleashed using additional semantics, new interactive media, personalization, enhanced cross-references, and other approaches. There is immense potential for creating and sharing more structured data through the Web.

This book, edited by Pardede, addresses the need for a comprehensive research reference on community-built databases. The contributions do not focus on only one database area or only one domain, rather they discuss various technical and social aspects of research in and development of community-built databases. In doing so they provide information on relevant research in Web science, social networks, and collaborative information systems, and they also provide pointers to further research paths.

Overall, this book provides comprehensive reading material for a wide-ranging audience of researchers in database systems, Web-based collaboration tools, and Web science.

About the authors

Eric Pardede is a lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has authored more than 30 research papers that were published in international journals and conference proceedings. His current research areas are XML databases, community-built databases, and health informatics.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Social Web: Web 2.0 Technologies to Enhance Knowledge Communities

    Ayanso, Anteneh (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Community-Contributed Media Collections: Knowledge at Our Fingertips

    Cerquitelli, Tania (et al.)

    Pages 21-47

  • Social Network Analysis in Community-Built Databases

    Snášel, Václav (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Design Considerations for a Social Network-Based Recommendation System (SNRS)

    He, Jianming (et al.)

    Pages 73-106

  • Community Detection in Collaborative Tagging Systems

    Papadopoulos, Symeon (et al.)

    Pages 107-131

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-19047-6
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-19046-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43870-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community-Built Databases
Book Subtitle
Research and Development
Editors
  • Eric Pardede
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19047-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19047-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19046-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43870-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 375
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