KASW stands for Knowledge Acquisition from the Social Web an International Workshop that will be held on Sept. 3 2008
This workshop intends to develop and bring together a community of analysts interested in talking about the manifold challenges and potentials of information acquisition from the social net.
With the appearance of the “Social Web”, a new reproduce of net applications has enriched the social dimension of the Internet. On the social Internet, actors can be accepted as social agents – technological or human entities – that collaborate, pursue goals, are autonomous, and are capable of exhibiting flexible problem solving and social behavior. By collaborating in the social net, both technological and human agents leave complicated traces of social interactions and their incentives behind, which can be studied, investigated and employed for a variety of different purposes.
The broad availability and open accessibility of these traces in social Internet corpora, for example in del.icio.us, Wikipedia, weblogs and others, provides analysts with chances for, for instance, novel data purchase systems and systems, and big scale, empirically joined “in the field” studies of social processes and structures. This workshop hopes to develop and bring together a various community of analysts interested in the social net by looking for submissions that are concentrating on understanding and judging the job of agents, goals, structures, ideas, context, knowledge and social interactions in a broad range of social net applications. Examples for such applications include, but aren’t restricted to social writing ( e.g.