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Data science at SoBigData: the European research infrastructure for social mining and big data analytics

Our life is as ``big data'' producer. Our desires, opinions, sentiments, social links as well as our mobile phone calls and GPS tracks leave traces of our behaviours. To transform these data into knowledge and value is a complex task of data science. This work shows how the SoBigData Research Infrastructure supports data science towards the new frontiers of big data exploitation. Our research Infrastructure serves a large community of social sensing and social mining researchers and bridges the gap existing between a critical mass of fragmented research centres present at European level. SoBigData integrates resources and creates an infrastructure where sharing data and methods among text miners, visual analytics researchers, socio-economic scientists, network scientists, political scientists, humanities researchers can indeed occur. The main concepts related to SoBigData Research Infrastructure are presented. These concepts support virtual and transnational (on site) accesses to the resources. Creating and supporting research communities are considered to be of vital importance for the success of our research infrastructure, as well as contributing to train the new generation of data scientists. Furthermore, this work introduces the concept of exploratory and shows their role in the promotion of the use of our research infrastructure. The exploratories presented in this paper represent also a set of real applications in the context of social mining. Finally, a special attention is reserved to the legal and ethical aspects. Everything in SoBigData is supervised by an ethical and legal framework.


Springer, 2018

Autori esterni: Fosca Giannotti (ISTI-CNR), Dino Pedreschi (UNIPI), Valerio Grossi (ISTI-CNR)
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Tipo: Contributo in rivista non ISI
Area di disciplina: Computer Science & Engineering

File: JDSA-D-17-00058_R1.pdf

Attività: Comunicazione, divulgazione scientifica e valorizzazione dei risultati
Big Data & Mobile Cloud