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Creating a More Transparent Internet
The Perspective Web

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Web P. Vossen, A. Fokkens, C Beukeboom, I Vermeulen, P Nakov, K van Krieken, J Sanders, R Neo, H Vu, J Noordegraaf, T Poell, E Hoyt, J Anderson Schwarz, Christina Neumayer, D Ceolin, L Aroyo, C van Son, R Morante, P Vossen, S. Chen, D. Khashabi, D. Roth, A Gangemi, V Presutti, S Verberne, T Caselli, M Nissim
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  • Date Published: May 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108485760

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  • On social media, new forms of communication arise rapidly, many of which are intense, dispersed, and create new communities at a global scale. Such communities can act as distinct information bubbles with their own perspective on the world, and it is difficult for people to find and monitor all these perspectives and relate the different claims made. Within this digital jungle of perspectives on truth, it is difficult to make informed decisions on important things like vaccinations, democracy, and climate change. Understanding and modeling this phenomenon in its full complexity requires an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing the ample data provided by digital communication to offer new insights and opportunities. This interdisciplinary book gives a comprehensive view on social media communication, the different forms it takes, the impact and the technology used to mine it, and defines the roadmap to a more transparent Web.

    • Discusses ideas of the perspective web from different disciplines, including computational linguistics, linguistics, social sciences, media studies, the Semantic Web, and internet technology
    • Reflects on social media from different disciplinary angles, providing a comprehensive and complete overview
    • Describes the state-of-the-art in a broad variety of disciplines to analyze and model communication in social media
    • Discusses the role of perspectives on the web and how they affect transparency of information and knowledge
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    'Misinformation and disinformation on the web are problems we face as a society, and this book is for anyone looking for hope for the future! Well-regarded authors in various disciplines contribute enjoyable and informed chapters on theoretical accounts of perspectives and how they work, practical methods for discovering and measuring bias, and computational procedures for identifying and fixing perspectives at web scale with consistent and reliable results.' Eduard Hovy, Carnegie Mellon University

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    • Date Published: May 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108485760
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing the Perspective Web P. Vossen and A. Fokkens
    Part I. Theoretical Background:
    2. Perspectives from a social psychological and communication scientific perspective C Beukeboom and I Vermeulen
    3. Computational linguistics for subjectivity P Nakov
    Part II. Social Impact:
    4. Perspectives in a social context: The role of communication I Vermeulen, C Beukeboom
    5. Linguistic perspective in written discourse K van Krieken and J Sanders
    6. The meso level: Perspectives in a social context R Neo
    7. The macro level: Perspectives embedded in society, culture and technology H Vu
    Part III. Mediating Perspectives:
    8. The mediation of online information J Noordegraaf and T Poell
    9. The source and its encoding. Reflections on metadata in digitized and born-digital media collections E Hoyt
    10. Knowledge-making on techno-commercial platforms: The example of facebook J Anderson Schwarz
    11. Content, form and reception: Perspectives from digital media data Christina Neumayer
    12. Quality and perspectives D Ceolin, J Noordegraaf and L Aroyo
    13. Mining and modelling perspectives P. Vossen and A. Fokkens
    14. Natural language processing tasks for the extraction of perspectives C van Son, R Morante and P Vossen
    15. Towards automatic discovery of diverse perspectives S. Chen, D. Khashabi and D. Roth
    16. Formal representation and extraction of perspectives A Gangemi and V Presutti
    17. The user perspective in professional information search S Verberne
    18. Harvesting perspectives in social media T Caselli and M Nissim
    19. GRaSP: A model for the perspective web P. Vossen and A. Fokkens.

  • Editors

    Piek Vossen, VU University Amsterdam
    Piek Vossen is Professor in Computational Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is co-founder and president of the Global Wordnet Association and received the Dutch Spinoza-prize in 2013 for his research. He used this prize for projects on language understanding, including mining perspectives in debates like on vaccination.

    Antske Fokkens, VU University Amsterdam
    Antske Fokkens is Professor in Computational Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and Associate Professor at the Applied Geometric Algorithms group at the Technical University Eindhoven. Since 2021, she has acted as University Research Chair on methodological aspects of computational linguistics, in particular when used in an interdisciplinary setting.

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    Web P. Vossen, A. Fokkens, C Beukeboom, I Vermeulen, P Nakov, K van Krieken, J Sanders, R Neo, H Vu, J Noordegraaf, T Poell, E Hoyt, J Anderson Schwarz, Christina Neumayer, D Ceolin, L Aroyo, C van Son, R Morante, P Vossen, S. Chen, D. Khashabi, D. Roth, A Gangemi, V Presutti, S Verberne, T Caselli, M Nissim

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