Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Software and Platforms
New Results
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Social Data Management

We considered top-k query answering in social tagging systems, also known as folksonomies, a problem that requires a significant departure from existing, socially agnostic techniques. In a network-aware context, one can and should exploit the social links, which can indicate how users relate to the seeker and how much weight their tagging actions should have in the result build-up. Our solutions addressed the main drawbacks of previous approaches. With respect to applicability and scalability, we avoid expensive and hardly updatable pre-computations of proximity values. With respect to efficiency, we show that our algorithm is instance optimal in the existing techniques. Our main results in this direction have been presented recently inĀ [29] , [28] , [21] .