Ontologies Are Us: A Unified Model of Social Networks and Semantics.
P. Mika. The Semantic Web - ISWC 2005, Proceedings of the 4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005, Galway, Ireland, November 6-10, Volume 3729 von Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Seite 522-536. Springer, (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 from Web pages.