Still not the last version, I’m waiting for the answer of my thesis coaches. But I’m pretty happy with the content of the abstract. If you have any remarks, tips, corrections, you’re more than welcome to react:
Aggregating the web
Keywords: blogging, web2.0, mashups, remixing data, aggregated data, social web, web services, API
Information and data have always been one of the most important aspects of the internet. But because of the huge data-overload on the internet it is often difficult to find the correct data. Sites who are able to do that, are generally successful sites (f.e. Google).
With the new evolutions of the WEB (open APIs and web services), the data are not only becoming easy accessible, it also became possible to build new applications on top of the data from other companies.
The purpose of my master thesis is to examine how data, remixed with other data sources, can become more valuable. Every web service or data source added to the internet can make every other service or data source potentially more powerful. That network of data sources creates the opportunity for users to explore, manipulate and connect data.
I’m already developing… More about the project later, when it’s ready to be tested !