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Award winning participation at K-CAP

Every two years the ACM conference highlights significant research on the extraction of knowledge from diverse information sources. Main themes this year included capturing Scientific Knowledge, acquisition of complex Logical Knowledge, Knowledge Processing  with Big Data and Semantic Web Technologies such Linked Data, Knowledge Extraction from structured and unstructured sources, Crowdsourcing, and Knowledge Base Learning….

Strong KMi presence at ISWC 2015

The International Semantic Web Conference this year witnessed another populous KMi delegation, with 8 people from the lab attending the conference, which took place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, on October 11-15. The KMi contributed in a variety of ways to the main Semantic Web conference, both with a significant presence in the organising committee and…

The passing of Al Selvin

We would like to express our sorrow at the sudden death of Al Selvin. Al worked with us here from 2003-2011, when he wrote his PhD thesis "Participatory Knowledge Creation as Facilitated Art: An Investigation into Practitioner Ethics and Aesthetics." As a member of Simon Buckingham Shum’s team, Al also made key contributions towards numerous projects which extended…

Two New Senior Researchers

We gathered at the Town Meeting today to celebrate promotions for Carlos Pedrinaci and Mathieu d’Aquin. Both members of staff are now officially "Senior Lecturers." Director, John Domingue congratulated the pair, and with a glass of bubbly and a slice of cake, they each gave a brief speech. Mathieu admitted that, although he had put…

Keep up-to-date with our news on iPhone or Apple Watch

The Knowledge Media Institute have built The Open University’s first Apple Watch app to help you keep up-to-date with KMi’s news. The mobile version is also available for the iPhone.   KMi’s Paul Hogan has ensured that it is easy to use on the Apple Watch – you simply tap on the news story which…

KMi wins over 2 million euros in funding from H2020

Once again, the lab has been successful in winning significant sums of funding from Horizon 2020. As a result, we are pleased to announce four new projects due to begin in January 2016.   The lab won funding for four of the six successful ICT projects at The Open University. These projects will be pushing…

Changing the way businesses look at textiles

The TCBL project kicked off last month – What’s it all about?   Textile & Clothing Business Labs (TCBL) aims to create a transformational ecosystem capable of constantly innovating with the business and process models of the European Textile and Clothing (T&C) industry. The latter sector shows the greatest dependence on price based competition (a…

Student Analytics mentioned on BBC

On Tuesday 28 July the BBC posted a news story about how students at the OU are going to have their progress monitored by software to spot if they need any extra support. This related to Zdenek Zdrahal’s project – OU Analyse. KMi’s new Director, John Domingue and Ruth Tudor, President of The Open University’s Students’…

KMi technologies feature in the FT

The Financial Times published an article at the weekend on how universities, including The Open University, are using student data to predict academic performance. Our former Director, Peter Scott, introduced journalist, Helen Warrell  to OU Analyse, a project led by Zdenek Zdrahal (see photo). The data collected by the technology created by Zdenek’s team includes how…

Angelo reports on SSSW 2015

Last week, the 11th Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web took place. Unlike other years, it was  held in Bertinoro (Italy) instead of Cercedilla (Spain) and relied on an extended organising committee such as Mathieu d’Aquin, Valentina Presutti and Oscar Corcho. KMiers, Ilaria Tiddi and Enrico Daga also helped to organise the summer…

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