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KMi members pay tribute to outgoing Director, John Domingue

KMi staff and doctoral students met on campus on this week for the first large face-to-face gathering since the 2020 lockdown. The afternoon event was held outdoors at the OU Pavilion in glorious sunshine. For members who joined KMi in the last two years this was opportunity to meet other lab members in person. People…

KMi Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021! This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge and we invite you to join in the many celebrations in KMi and around the Open University.  KMi’s IWD celebrations We have created this special feature page showcasing video messages from KMi Director, Professor John Domingue, and other staff members. They talk about the inspirational women who have impressed or influenced…

KMi supports Fight Against Hate Campaign in Milton Keynes

On Wednesday, July 19th, the Open University Library welcomed students from five local schools to celebrate their participation in a poster competition about fighting hate crime and hate incidents in Milton Keynes. The competition was launched by the Citizens:MK Fight Against Hate Campaign, to raise awareness and encourage young people to participate in building a more…

Sentiment Analysis for Arabizi: A Multilingual Jargon on Social Media

After spending almost 2 years at the lab, I am finally pleased to share my research with my friends. Last Thursday, 25th of May, I presented my work in NLP titled "Sentiment Analysis for Arabizi: A Multilingual Jargon". Arabizi is a transcription of the naturally-dialectal Arabic language in Latinscript, quiet common in mobile texting and…

First Public Attitude Survey Launched

Members of the public are being asked what they think of self-driving vehicles as part of a series of surveys being conducted on behalf of the UK Autodrive programme. The surveys have been designed by experts from Cambridge University, and are intended to track any changes in public attitude towards autonomous vehicles during the remaining…

Season’s Greeting from the Knowledge Media Institute

The Knowledge Media Institute’s Paul Hogan has developed a mixed Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality mobile app to complement its Christmas card this year. Users can simply point their device at the card and see it come to life. They can also use the app with Google Cardboard and enter a virtual winter wonderland and…

KMi welcomes Director-designate John Domingue

We’re pleased to announce that Professor John Domingue has been appointed as KMi’s 4th Director since its founding in 1995. John will be taking up his post in August this year, when the current Director steps down. Today KMiers welcomed this appointment with a gathering to celebrate with a slice of cake and a bit…

Marcbucks Celebration for KMi’s Oldest and Newest Professors

Emeritus Professor Marc Eisenstadt and Professor of Learning Informatics Simon Buckingham Shum joined together to ‘clink coffee mugs’ at the opening of our new Marcbucks Coffee area by the KMi Podium, today. Emeritus Professor Eisenstadt returned to KMi today to cut the ribbon on the space we have created in his name next to the…

KMi Celebrates Ortenz’ Significant Birthday

KMi today gathered to celebrate a “significant” birthday for long-term secretary Ortenz Rose. Ortenz has served at the OU since before KMi was formed in 1995 and joined the institute together with KMi co-founder Marc Eisenstadt. Ortenz started her celebrations earlier this year with a South Caribbean cruise, but confesses that she had spent the…

Stefania’s Final Day in KMi

Today was Stefania Galizia’s last day in KMi. Her ‘KMi Story’ is unique in many respects. First arriving as an intern during her PhD, then after impressing all of us she came back as a Research Fellow to work on the large EU project on Semantic Web Services – DIP. Within this project she worked…


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