Editorials in Scientific Journals:
R. Sabou, L. Aroyo, K. Bontcheva, A. Bozzon, R. Qarout:
"Semantic Web and Human Computation: The status of an emerging field.";
This editorial paper introduces a special issue that solicited papers at the intersection of Semantic Web and Human Computation research. Research in that inter-disciplinary space dates back a decade, and has been acknowledged as a research line of
its own by a seminal research manifesto published in 2015. But where do we stand in 2018? How did this research line evolve
during the last decade? How do the papers in this special issue align with the main lines of work of the community? In this
editorial we inspect and reflect on the evolution of research at the intersection of Semantic Web and Human Computation. We
use a methodology based on Systematic Mapping Studies to collect quantitative bibliographic data which we analyze through the
lens of research topics envisioned by the research manifesto to characterize the evolution of research in this area, thus providing a
context for introducing the papers of this special issue. We found evidences of a thriving research field; while steadily maturing,
the field offers a number of open research opportunities for work where Semantic Web best practices and techniques are applied
to support and improve the state-of-the-art in Human Computation, but also for work that exploits the strength of both areas to
address scientifically and societally relevant issues.
Semantic Web, Human Computation, Crowdsourcing
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