The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia


CrowdSem: Crowdsourcing the Semantic Web

CrowdSem: Crowdsourcing the Semantic Web

Workshop webpage

Organizing committee


The Global Brain Semantic Web - a Semantic Web interleaving a large number of human and machine computation - has great potential to overcome some of the issues of the current Semantic Web. Semantic technologies have been deployed in the context of a wide range of information management tasks, for which machine-driven algorithmic techniques aiming at full automation do not reach a level of accuracy that many production environments require. Enhancing automatic techniques with human computation capabilities is becoming a viable solution in many cases. CrowdSem2013 charts the research agenda with interactive sessions to brainstorm potential applications of collective intelligence to solving AI hard semantic web problems.

Monday - Oct 21 - SMC



[Full Day]

9:00 - 10:30


Crowdsourcing exercise

Paper Presentation:

  • Anca Dumitrache, Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty, Robert-Jan Sips and Anthony Levas Dr. Detective: combining gamification techniques and crowdsourcing to create a gold standard in medical text
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:45

Paper Presentations:

  • Csaba Veres Crowdsourced Semantics with Semantic Tagging Don’t just tag it, LexiTag it!
  • Umair Ul Hassan, Sean O'Riain and Edward Curry SLUA Towards Semantic Linking of Users with Actions in Crowdsourcing
  • Lili Jiang, Yafang Wang, Johannes Hoffart and Gerhard Weikum Crowdsourced Entity Markup

Position paper:

  • Milan Markovic, Peter Edwards and David Corsar A Role for Provenance in Social Computation
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30

Paper presentations:

  • Marco Fossati, Sara Tonelli and Claudio Giuliano Frame Semantics Annotation Made Easy with DBpedia
  • Jonathan Mortensen, Mark Musen and Natasha F. Noy Developing Crowdsourced Ontology Engineering Tasks: An iterative process
  • Guillermo Soberon, Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty, Oana Inel, Manfred Overmeen and Hui Lin Content and Behaviour Based Metrics for Crowd Truth

Position paper:

  • Peter Davis and Salman Haq Information Reputation
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 17:30

Invited talk