Ontologies Are Us: A unified model of social networks and semantics
P. Mika. International Semantic Web Conference, Volume 3729 von Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Seite 522--536. International Semantic Web Conference 2005, Springer, (November 2005)
In our work we extend the traditional bipartite model of ontologies with the social dimension, leading to a tripartite model of actors, concepts and instances. We demonstrate the application of this representation by showing how community-based semantics emerges from this model through a process of graph transformation. We illustrate ontology emergence by two case studies, an analysis of a large scale folksonomy system and a novel method for the extraction of community-based ontologies...