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December 16, 2005

CFP - 3rd Annual Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem

We are happy to announce the public availability of a substantial collection of blog data for research purposes. The data is being made available by Intelliseek/BlogPulse in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem. A DVD containing full text from nearly 1 million blogs can be requested by filling out the form at the workshop homepage:

The release comprises a complete set of weblog posts for three weeks in July 2005 (on the order of 10M posts from 1M weblogs). This data set has been selected as it spans a period of time during which an event of global significance occurred, namely the London bombings. The data set includes the full content of the posts plus metadata in an easy to parse XML format. The metadata fields include: date of posting, time of posting, author name, title of the post, weblog url, permalink, tags/categories, and outlinks classified by type.

Much of the interest in research relating to weblogs involves the analysis of large quantities of data. As part of this workshop, we are very excited to provide a data set to the research community. The aim is to encourage the use of this data to focus the various views and analyses of the blogosphere over a common space. This will provide a unique opportunity to compare different views of the blogosphere and to stimulate interesting discussion and collaboration.

Researchers are welcome to concentrate on whatever aspects of the data they are interested in. Possible topics include:
- Topic detection and tracking
- Relation of blog data to other media
- Social network analysis
- Qualitative analysis of small scale interactions
- Sentiment detection
- Search tools
- Detection of spam blogs
- Correlation of weblog events to "real-world" data (e.g. the stock market)
- Clustering and ontology creation
- Measures of influence
- Visualization and mapping of the blogosphere

Please note that we welcome any submissions to the workshop, not just those making use of the data. Feel free to contact the committee with any questions you may have.
Eytan Adar, University of Washington
Natalie Glance, Intelliseek & BlogPulse
Matthew Hurst, Intelliseek & BlogPulse

Posted by prolurkr at December 16, 2005 03:03 PM

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As a new student -- would using this data get me in trouble with the IRB (obviously not and answerable question in the specific sense, but in general)? They scraped this stuff off the web w/out permission? Obviously no anonymizing if they include what they say... Thoughts?

Posted by: Christina Pikas at December 16, 2005 03:53 PM