NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR SEARCH IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Challenge for Inclusion

Júlio Cesar dos Reis, Rodrigo Bonacin, M. Cecilia C. Baranauskas

Abstract

The world is populated with many scenarios characterized by a diversity of cultures and social problems. Thus it is necessary to investigate computational solutions that respect this diversity. The use of search engines is one of the main mechanisms to provide the access to information generated in the Social Network Services (SNS). These mechanisms are currently built through lexical-syntactical processing resulting in barriers for many users to access correct and valuable information in the Web. Novel search mechanisms could effectively help people to recover and use information through Inclusive Social Networks Services (ISN), promoting the universal access to information. This paper shows results of search activities in an ISN that point out how to improve search engines considering aspects related to social and digital inclusion. Inspired in these results, we outline an approach based on Organisational Semiotics to build Web ontology, which is used by an inclusive search engine drawn up in this paper. Actually, this proposal combines different strategies to provide better search results for all.

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Reis J., Bonacin R. and C. Baranauskas M. (2010). NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR SEARCH IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Challenge for Inclusion . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-08-9, pages 53-62. DOI: 10.5220/0002897000530062


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@conference{iceis10,
author={Júlio Cesar dos Reis and Rodrigo Bonacin and M. Cecilia C. Baranauskas},
title={NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR SEARCH IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Challenge for Inclusion},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={53-62},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002897000530062},
isbn={978-989-8425-08-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,
TI - NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR SEARCH IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Challenge for Inclusion
SN - 978-989-8425-08-9
AU - Reis J.
AU - Bonacin R.
AU - C. Baranauskas M.
PY - 2010
SP - 53
EP - 62
DO - 10.5220/0002897000530062