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Congratulations to Doctor Ilaria Tiddi!

Ilria Tiddi successfully defended her PhD on 16th June 2016. During the viva and in her thesis ("Explaining Data Patterns with Knowledge from the Web of Data"), she described her work at the intersection of knowledge discovery and semantic web research, using the Web of Data to generate explanations for patterns found in data through…

Book on Intelligent Semantic Web Systems published

A new book written by KMiers Mathieu d’Aquin and Enrico Motta has just been published by Morgan and Claypool publishers, in the series "The Semantic Web: Theory and Technology". This book entitled "The Epistemology of Intelligent Semantic Web Systems" is a reflection of the evolution of the Semantic Web, a young discipline in comparison to other areas…

Open Data in Education: Now also a book

The use Open and Linked Data associated with education has been growing steadily, in part thanks to efforts involving KMi, such as, LinkedUniversities, the LinkedUp project and now the AFEL project. The book "Open Data for Education: Linked, Shared and Reusable Data for Teaching and Learning" is therefore a timely publication. Edited by Dmitry…

The AFEL project Kicks Off

In December, the AFEL project had its first plenary meeting in the beautiful Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid. The goal of AFEL (Analytics for Everyday Learning) is to develop methods and tools to understand informal/collective learning as it surfaces implicitly in online social environments. To achieve this, the project gathers a range of skills in a consortium funded by…

KMi goes to Saint Petersburg to discuss the future of Open Data in Education

What can the open and linked data movements bring to education? This was the question explored at the Open Data in Education Seminar held in St Petersburg, Russia, earlier last week. The event, co-organised by Dmitry Mouromtsev from University ITMO and KMi’s Mathieu d’Aquin (representing the LinkedUp project and the portal), included contributions from…

Linked Data at the Basis of Academic Community Understanding and Management

Vivo ( is a platform for universities and academic institutions in general to manage and share their research outputs, communities and network. It is also one of the growing number of systems and tools that employ the principles and technology of linked data in an academic context. KMi’s Mathieu d’Aquin was invited in January to…

LinkedUp has been launched!

Funded by the EU in the FP7 programme, the LinkedUp project will advance the adoption of open Web data, in particular for education, in particular through: The LinkedUp Challenge: which will identify, support and promote highly innovative applications and technologies which exploit open Web data Curated datasets: LinkedUp will catalog and curate open Web data…

Strong KMi presence at EKAW 2012

The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) is a key event in Europe for the research communities in areas such as ontology engineering, the semantic web, knowledge discovery, knowledge acquisition, etc. KMi has a long history of contributions to the conference and, again this year, KMi had a strong presence.   Enrico Motta presented…

The Common Wealth of Learning publishes a report on Linked Data for education, based on KMis experience

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation including more than 50 independent sovereign states, created to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. Impressed by the work realised in the LUCERO project, by the deployment of (the world’s first university linked data platform), and by the…

SSSW 2012: The Semantic Web Summer School

The 9th European Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW 2012) took place from 8 to 14 July in Cercedilla (Spain), confirming the SSSW series as the premiere educational event in the area of semantic technologies. Indeed, despite the decrease in attendance faced by other event organisers in this area (due mostly…


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