User profile integration made easy - Model-driven extraction and transformation of social network schemas

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

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Abstract

User profile integration from multiple social networks is indispensable for gaining a comprehensive view on users. Although current social networks provide access to user profile data via dedicated apis, they fail to provide accurate schema information, which aggravates the integration of user profiles, and not least the adaptation of applications in the face of schema evolution. To alleviate these problems, this paper presents, firstly, a semi-automatic approach to extract schema information from instance data. Secondly, transformations of the derived schemas to different technical spaces are utilized, thereby allowing, amongst other benefits, the application of established integration tools and methods. Finally, as a case study, schemas are derived for Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. The resulting schemas are analyzed (i) for completeness and correctness according to the documentation, and (ii) for semantic overlaps and heterogeneities amongst each other, building the basis for future user profile integration. Copyright is held by the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW'12 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web Companion
Pages939-948
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web, WWW'12 - Lyon, France
Duration: 16 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameWWW'12 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web Companion

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web, WWW'12
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period16.04.201220.04.2012

Keywords

  • JSON Schema
  • Model driven approach
  • Model transformation
  • Schema extraction
  • Social network data integration
  • Social networks

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