With half of the world already connected to the Internet, we are facing a growing amount of information available online, that is expected to increase exponentially in the following years. Educational environments are transitioning from closed structures to open, collaborative environments, using technology to build virtual classrooms. In this paper we present a customized crawler dedicated to alternative knowledge building environments used for potential community inquiry, that is unique in its power to combine data extraction and indexing capabilities that facilitate discourse-driven community network analysis integrated into the ReaderBench framework.
|Journal||Polytechnical University of Bucharest. Scientific Bulletin. Series C: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2017|
- Online Communities
- Timeline Evolution
- Knowledge Extraction
Stavarache, L. L., Balint, M., Dascalu, M., Trausan-Matu, S., & Nistor, N. (2017). BlogCrawl: Customized Crawling of Online Communities. Polytechnical University of Bucharest. Scientific Bulletin. Series C: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 79(2), 3-14.