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WebStand Presentation



WebStand is a French ANR funded project (ANR-05-JC05-53339). It is a joint computer-science and sociology project, involving the following partners :

  • Computer Science Labs
    • University of Versailles St-Quentin (B. Nguyen)
    • INRIA-Futurs, Project GEMO (I. Manolescu)
    • University of Paris XI (D. Colazzo)
    • ENST-ParisTech (P. Senellart)
  • Sociology labs
    • University of the Mediterranée (A. Vion)
    • University of Paris-Dauphine (F-X. Dudouet)

Its goal is to :

  • Develop a generic architecture, system and methodology to manage web based sociological semi-structured data (XML)
  • Validate using an IT case study (W3C and ISO)

To contact us : please email to : [benjie] [dot] [nguyen] [at] [gmail] [dot] [com]

WebStand Software

If you wish to install the WebStand platform and have technical problems, do not hesitate to contact us via email for support. Please entitle your message [WebStand-Support].

XML development platform

  • aXess, sociological oriented graphical schema creator and XML query interface. Open source. Developped by PRiSM, LRI and LEST.

Use public / public as login and password for the SVN.


- CV-Crawler, discovery and XML extraction of CV oriented information on internet. Can be used as a stand alone module, or as presented here, within the aXess framework. Open source, uses Exalead.com search engine. Contact exalead.com in order to get a login. Developped by PRiSM.

- XClean, cleaning of XML data. Developped by INRIA GEMO & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

- ULoad, an efficient XML store based on XAMs. Developped by INRIA GEMO & LRI.

BMS paper queries

In the context of our article in the Bulletin of Sociological Methodology(BMS), we detail in the XQueryBMSPage the queries used and we link to their results.

WebStand Communications

WebStand Poster

Our poster at WebSci'09 presents an overview of the project.

Multi Partner Communications


  • Bogdan Butnaru, Florin Dragan, Georges Gardarin, Ioana Manolescu, Benjamin Nguyen, Radu Pop, Nicoleta Preda, Laurent Yeh, P2PTester: a tool for measuring P2P platform performance(demo). in Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Istanbul, Turquie, 2007
  • François-Xavier Dudouet, Benjamin Nguyen, Antoine Vion, New web standard in the making in Technical Regulations of Internet workshop, X-Telecom ParisTech (Orange chair), 2009
  • Benjamin Nguyen, Antoine Vion, François-Xavier Dudouet, Dario Colazzo, Ioana Manolescu, Pierre Sennelart, XML Content Warehousing : Improving Sociological Studies of Mailing Lists and Web Data, in Sociological Methodology Bulletin, à paraître (2011)
  • Benjamin Nguyen, Antoine Vion, François-Xavier Dudouet, Ioana Manolescu, Dario Colazzo, Pierre Senellart, The WebStand Project, in WebSci'09 - The Web Science Overlay Journal, Athens, Greece, 2009
  • Antoine Vion, François-Xavier Dudouet, Debating on standards, XML from W3C controversies to the ISO struggle, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2007
  • Antoine Vion, François-Xavier Dudouet, Benjamin Nguyen, Expériences de modélisation et de temporalisation des données Web en entrepôts XML in French Association of Sociology Congress (AFS), RT 20 Methods - Paris, France, 2009

Single Partner Publications

  • Veronique Benzaken, Guiseppe Castagna, Dario Colazzo, and Kim Nguyen, Type-Based XML Projection. In 32nd International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), 2006.
  • Melanie Weis and Ioana Manolescu, XClean in Action (Demo), in CIDR 2007: 259-262

Invited Seminars

  • Benjamin Nguyen, Problèmes de protection des données dans les bases de données sociologiques, Presentation for SMIS project (INRIA) - Rocquencourt, France, 6/10/09
  • The WebStand Team, presented by Benjamin Nguyen and Antoine Vion, The WebStand Project, W3C Project Review, International Video Conference, 09/04/09
  • Benjamin Nguyen, Dario Colazzo, Ioana Manolescu, François-Xavier Dudouet and Antoine Vion, Source-centric temporal model for information modelling in social sciences, Gemo-Seminar, Orsay, France, 16/05/08
  • Antoine Vion, and Benjamin Nguyen, Outils informatiques pour la sociologie ; étude de la sociologie des normalisateurs du groupe XQuery du W3C, Colloque Socio-Informatique EHESS, Paris, France, 2007

Technical Reports