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Finding Representations of People from Web Appearances
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

People are today, to various extents, represented by information put on the World Wide Web. For a single person, it is difficult to get an overview of how accurate this representation is. What is the image that emerges if one uses a search engine to extract information from the Internet about oneself? How can we illustrate an individual's web presence? A tool that illustrates, and allows us to explore online representations of identity, helps us to more fully understand the structure of online information related to individuals. The work presented here explores representations of people on the Internet. This is done through a manual study of web sites to find different dimensions of people who are represented on the pages in question. A dimension that was found was “sphere”. Depending on the context different facets of an individual’s identity are revealed.

One way to find representations of these dimensions from information on web pageswas to analyze the text on the web pages using classifiers. The dimension “sphere”can be observed and classified by the techniques used in the study. In order topossibly refine the results the text was examined with different linguisticmeasurements to see how they could form the basis for classification.

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2008.
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UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 08 031
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-111144OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-111144DiVA, id: diva2:279492
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Available from: 2009-12-03 Created: 2009-12-03 Last updated: 2009-12-03Bibliographically approved

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