Assisting Blog Publication: Annotation, Model Transformation, and Crossblogging Techniques

Although blogs exist from the beginning of the Internet, their use has considerably been increased in the last decade. Nowadays, they are ready for being used by a broad range of people. From teenagers to multinationals, everyone can have a global communication space.
Companies know blogs are a valuable publicity tool to share information with the participants, and the importance of creating consumer communities around them: participants come together to exchange ideas, review and recommend new products, and even support each other. Also, companies can use blogs for different purposes, such as a content management system to manage the content of websites, a bulletin board to support communication and document sharing in teams, an instrument in marketing to communicate with Internet users, or a Knowledge Management Tool. However, an increasing number of blog content do not find their source in the personal experiences of the writer. Thus, the information can currently be kept in the user’s desktop documents, in the companies’ catalogues, or in another blogs. Although the gap between blog and data source can be manually traversed in a manual coding, this is a cumbersome task that defeats the blog’s easiness principle. Moreover, depending on the quantity of information and its characterisation (i.e., structured content, unstructured content, etc.), an automatic approach can be more effective.
Based on these observations, the aim of this dissertation is to assist blog publication through annotation, model transformation and crossblogging techniques. These techniques have been implemented to give rise to Blogouse, Catablog, and BlogUnion. These tools strive to improve the publication process considering the
aforementioned data sources.

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