I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). I work in the Social Software unit under the supervision of Alexandre Passant (since October 2009), with funding from the Science Foundation Ireland Lion2 Project. I am the 2012 Zipf Fellow from CLIR and for 2012 was Honorary Research Associate at the University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science.
My dissertation, “Enabling reuse of arguments and opinions from online social disputes”, addresses the problem of analysing, integrating, and reconciling information in online discussions. By organizing information by machine, with semantics and text mining, we can support deeper analysis of the persuasive and argumentative aspects that only humans can understand.
My research interests are in argumentation and persuasive communication, scientific and scholarly communication, the Social Semantic Web, and cooperation/collaboration (especially in socio-technical systems). I have degrees in mathematics (M.A. UT-Austin), library & information science (M.S. UIUC), and liberal arts (B.A., Great Books, St. John's College). Much of my work before joining DERI was in the library and book world.
Richard D. Boyce, John Horn, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Anita de Waard, Jodi Schneider, Joanne S. Luciano, Majid Rastegar-Mojarad, Maria Liakata, “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels to Support Drug Safety, Efficacy, and Effectiveness.” Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 4(5), 2013. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-4-5
Jodi Schneider, Tudor Groza, Alexandre Passant, “A Review of Argumentation for the Social Semantic Web.” Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, 4(2), 159-218. doi:10.3233/SW-2012-0073.
Open access & openly reviewed. See also reviews/info page
Jodi Schneider, Krystian Samp, Alexandre Passant, Stefan Decker. “Arguments about Deletion: How Experience Improves the Acceptability of Arguments in Ad-hoc Online Task Groups”. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). San Antonio, TX, February 23-27, 2013. Slides on Slideshare
Anita de Waard and Jodi Schneider. “Formalising Uncertainty: An Ontology of Reasoning, Certainty and Attribution (ORCA)” In Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine (SATBI+SWIM 2012) at International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012). Boston, MA, November 12, 2012.
Adam Wyner and Jodi Schneider. “Arguing from a Point of View” In First International Conference on Agreement Technologies. Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15-16, 2012.
Jodi Schneider and Adam Wyner. “Identifying Consumers' Arguments in Text” In SWAIE 2012: Semantic Web and Information Extraction. In conjunction with EKAW 2012. October 9, 2012. [Slides on Slideshare]
Jodi Schneider, Brian Davis, and Adam Wyner. “Dimensions of Argumentation in Social Media.” In 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012). Galway, Ireland, October 8-12, 2012. [PDF] [Slides on Slideshare] [YouTube video of presentation]
Adam Wyner, Jodi Schneider, Katie Atkinson, and Trevor Bench-Capon. “Semi-Automated Argumentative Analysis of Online Product Reviews.” In Fourth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2012). Vienna, Austria, September 10-12, 2012. [PDF] [Slides on Slideshare]
Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, and Stefan Decker “Deletion Discussions in Wikipedia: Decision Factors and Outcomes.” In WikiSym2012. Linz, Austria, August 27-29, 2012. PDF [Slides on Slideshare]
Jodi Schneider and Krystian Samp “Alternative Interfaces for Deletion Discussions in Wikipedia: Some Proposals Using Decision Factors. [Demo]” In WikiSym2012. Linz, Austria, August 27-29, 2012.
Richard D Boyce, Jodi Schneider, Michael Taylor, Maria Liakata, Anita De Waard “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels Through Semantic Web Technologies.” In CSHALS. Boston, Massachusetts, February 22-25, 2012.
Jodi Schneider “Building a Standpoints Web to Support Decision-Making in Wikipedia.” In Doctoral Colloquium, CSCW2012. Seattle, Washington, February 11-12, 2012. extended abstract (PDF) (or ACM PDF) slides poster [Slides on Slideshare]
Jodi Schneider & Alexandre Passant, “Envisioning a Discussion Dashboard for Collective Intelligence of Web Conversations.” In Collective Intelligence as Community Discourse and Action [Workshop] at CSCW2012. Seattle, Washington, February 11, 2012. PDF [Slides on Slideshare]
Jodi Schneider & Alexandre Passant, “Arguments about Deletion: Guiding New Users in Making Good Arguments.” In WebSci2011, ACM Web Science Conference. Koblenz, Germany, June 15-17, 2011. abstract (PDF) poster (PDF) poster (Slideshare)
Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, John G. Breslin, “Understanding and Improving Wikipedia Article Discussion Spaces.” In SAC 2011 (Web Track), TaiChung, Taiwan, March 21-25, 2011. PDF (or ACM PDF) [Slides on Slideshare]
Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, Tudor Groza, John G. Breslin, “Argumentation 3.0: how Semantic Web technologies can improve argumentation modeling in Web 2.0 environments” In COMMA 2010, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, September 8-10, 2010. PDF IOS Press copy [Slides on Slideshare]
Alexandre Passant, Antoine Zimmermann, Jodi Schneider, John G. Breslin, “A semantic framework for modelling quotes in email conversations.” In The 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Semantic Web - Services and Applications, Amman, Jordan, June 14-16, 2010. PDF
Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, John G. Breslin, “Enhancing MediaWiki Talk pages with Semantics for Better Coordination - A Proposal.” In The Fifth Workshop on Semantic Wikis: Linking Data and People Workshop at 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete, Greece, May 31, 2010. PDF | Slides (PDF)
Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, John G. Breslin, April 26 & 27 2010. “A Content Analysis: How Wikipedia Talk Pages Are Used.” In WebSci2010, Web Science Conference. Raleigh, NC, 2010. PDF | Poster (Slideshare)
Nathan Yau & Jodi Schneider, “Self-Surveillance.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Vol. 35, No. 5 June/July 2009, 24-30.
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Jodi Schneider and Uldis Bojars “Envisioning Social Applications of Library Linked Data.” Talk at European Library Automation Group (ELAG), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma, Spain, 2012-05-16. slides
“The State of Wikimedia Scholarship 2009-2010: WikiSym and Beyond”; with Benjamin Mako Hill and Felipe Ortega, WikiMania 2010, Gdańsk, Poland, July 2010.
“Academic Researchers in Wikimedia Communities: Ethics, Methods, and Policies”; panel organized by R. Stuart Geiger,WikiMania 2010, Gdańsk, Poland, July 2010.
“Dynamics of Wikipedia Talk pages: serving the article, showing the community”,WikiMania 2010, Gdańsk, Poland, July 2010 [Abstract], Slides (Slideshare)full talks list)
Thomas Baker, Emmanuelle Bermès, Karen Coyle, Gordon Dunsire, Antoine Isaac, Peter Murray, Michael Panzer, Jodi Schneider, Ross Singer, Ed Summers, William Waites, Jeff Young and Marcia Zeng “Library Linked Data Incubator Group Final Report,” W3C Incubator Group Report, 2011-10-25.
Contributor. Daniel Vila Suero (editor), “Library Linked Data Incubator Group: Use Cases,” W3C Incubator Group Report, 2011-10-25.
Jodi Schneider, Michael Hausenblas, Nuno Lopes, and Stefan Decker. “Linked Data in the Digital Humanities,” Skills Workshop at Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities, 2012-10-25. Description Slides on Slideshare
Richard Boyce, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Jyotishman Pathak, Anita De Waard, Jodi Schneider, and Maria Liakata. “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels Through Semantic Web Technologies.” Poster at 2012 Data Integration in the Life Sciences Conference. University of Maryland College Park, 2012-06-28.
Jodi Schneider, Adam Wyner, Katie Atkinson, and Trevor Bench-Capon “Identifying Arguments for Evaluation using an Argument Explorer.” Talk at London Argumentation Forum, King's College London, 2012-04-20. [Slides (PPT)] [Slides (Slideshare)]
Jodi Schneider “Building a Standpoints Web & Experiments with Library Linked Data”. Talk in VU Web & AI seminar series, Amsterdam. 2011-11-28.
Jodi Schneider “Web Science Doctoral Summer School at DERI”. Report at Web Science Trust.
Jodi Schneider “Research:Understanding Wikipedia Coordination Spaces and Costs”. Research Agenda at Wikimedia Meta-Wiki.
Alison Callahan & Jodi Schneider “Report on the 1st Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries and Readers”. In Brief section, D-Lib Magazine June/July 2011.
Jodi Schneider “Beyond the PDF.”. 2011. Ariadne Issue 66, At the Event report.
First Year Ph.D. Report: Argumentation on the Social Semantic Web. October 2010 (recompiled December 2010). Essentially, the zeroth draft of “A Review of Argumentation for the Social Semantic Web”, which influenced its first draft, second draft, and final preprint version.