Concepts and technologies of the semantic Web for academic-scientific cooperation: A study within the Vivo platform
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The organization and availability of information is fundamental to retrieve data at a later point in time. Within the academic context, students, researchers and managers have different needs regarding access to scientific productions. To address these needs, academic-scientific production is available on databases in different environments but they are not normally interoperable with one another. In this sense, the technologies and concepts of the Semantic Web present a new perspective regarding the association of information contained in these databases. The aim of the article is to discuss the concepts and technologies of the Semantic Web that contribute to the development of collaborative semantic networks and information organization and identify how semantic platforms behave during this task. Therefore, a Proof of Concept was carried out on the VIVO (Duraspace, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America) platform in which tests and analyses were conducted using a set of scientific publications from Brazilian journals in the field of Information Science. The tests showed great adherence to Semantic Web technologies and organization of all the interactions between the system and the user, allowing the creation of other relations with the aid of languages for structured data retrieval. With the results obtained it was found that the Semantic Web can provide advances in several levels of the academic-scientific environment, particularly those related to the following topics: scientific cooperation, metric studies, and information organization.