Automatic data transformation-Breaching the walled gardens of social network platforms

Martin Wischenbart, Stefan Mitsch, Elisabeth Kapsamer, Angelika Kusel, Stephan Lechner, Birgit Pröll, Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Schönböck, Wieland Schwinger, Manuel Wimmer

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Abstract

Although many social networks on the Web allow access via dedicated apis, the extraction of instance data for further use by applications is often a tedious task. As a result, instance data transformation to Linked Data in the form of owl, as well as the inte- gration with other data sources, are aggravated. To alleviate these problems, this paper proposes a model- driven approach to overcome data model heterogeneity by automatically transforming schemas and instance data from json to owl/xml, utilizing the semantic features of owl and Jena inference rules. We present a prototypical implementation on the basis of the Eclipse Modeling Framework. This implementation is applied and evaluated on data from Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. Finally, we provide prospects for semantic integration and managing evolution, as well as a discussion of how to generalize our approach to other domains and transformations between arbi- trary technical spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modelling 2013 - Proceedings of the 9th Asia - Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM 2013
EditorsGeorg Grossmann, Flavio Ferrarotti
PublisherAustralian Computer Society
Pages89-98
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781921770289
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event9th Asia - Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM 2013 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 29 Jan 20131 Feb 2013

Publication series

NameConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
Volume143
ISSN (Print)1445-1336

Conference

Conference9th Asia - Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM 2013
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period29.01.201301.02.2013

Keywords

  • Data model heterogeneity
  • Json to rdf & owl
  • Model driven approach
  • Schema and instance transformation
  • Social network data integration

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