Dr. Marco Rospocher

Research Scientist

          

  

About Me

About Me

Tenured Research Scientist at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), ICT Center, DKM Unit.

Full CV (Last Update: 3 Feb 2018)

My Erdös Number is 3 (Marco Rospocher → Romeo Rizzi → Pavol Hell → Paul Erdös).

My (Maths) family tree.

Holder of the National Scientific Qualification to function as associate professor in Italian Universities for 01/B1 (Informatica / Computer Science) and 09/H1 (Sistemi di Elaborazione Delle Informazioni / Information Processing Systems). (valid up to Dec 5, 2023)

Research Interests


My research interests are in the area of the Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation, in particular ontologies, formalisms for Knowledge Representation and reasoning, methodologies and tools for Knowledge Acquisition, techniques for Information Extraction, Machine/Deep Learning, etc.
I'm also interested in Computational Complexity, Combinatorial Optimisation, and Graph Theory.

Education


  • Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology [2006]
    University of Trento
    Thesis: "On the computational complexity of enumerating certificates of NP problems" (Advisor: Prof. Romeo Rizzi)
  • M.Sc. (Laurea) degree in Mathematics [2002]
    University of Trento
    Thesis: "All-Pairs and Matching-like Shortest Paths Algorithms" (Advisor: Prof. Romeo Rizzi)

Awards


  • Best Research Paper Award at EDOC2014 (The Role of Semantic Annotations in Business Process Modelling - Chiara Di Francescomarino, Marco Rospocher, Chiara Ghidini, Andrea Valerio)
  • Runner-up Prize at the FOIS2014 Ontology Competition (An ontology for personalized environmental decision support - Marco Rospocher)
  • Semantic Sentiment Analysis Award (Task 3 - Frame entities Identification) at the ESWC2015 Semantic Web Evaluation (Opinion frame extraction from news corpus - Francesco Corcoglioniti, Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Marco Rospocher)
  • In Use track Honorable Mention Award at ISWC2008 (Deploying semantic web technologies for work integrated learning in industry. A comparison: SME vs. large sized company - Conny Christl, Chiara Ghidini, Joanna Guss, Viktoria Pammer, Stefanie Lindstaedt, Marco Rospocher, Peter Scheir, Luciano Serafini)

Projects



(European Project, FP7-ICT-2011-8, 2013-2015)
Home: http://www.newsreader-project.eu/

The volume of news data is enormous and expanding, covering billions of archived documents and millions of documents as daily streams, while at the same time getting more and more interconnected with knowledge provided elsewhere. Professional decision-makers that need to respond quickly to new developments and knowledge or that need to explain these developments on the basis of the past are faced with the problem that current solutions for consulting these archives and streams no longer work, simply because there are too many possibly relevant and partially overlapping documents and they still need to distinguish the correct from the wrong, the new from the old, the actual from the out-of-date by reading the content and maintaining a record in memory. Consequently, it becomes almost impossible to make well-informed decisions and professionals risk to be held liable for decisions based on incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information.
NewsReader will process news in 4 different languages when it comes in. It will extract what happened to whom, when and where, removing duplication, complementing information, registering inconsistencies and keeping track of the original sources. Any new information is integrated with the past, distinguishing the new from the old and unfolding story lines in a similar way as people tend to remember the past and access knowledge and information. The difference being that NewsReader can provide access to all original sources and will not forget any details. We will develop a decision-support tool that allows professional decision-makers to explore these story lines using visual interfaces and interactions to exploit their explanatory power and their systematic structural implications. Likewise, NewsReader can make predictions from the past on future events or explain new events and developments through the past. The tool will be tested by professional decision makers in the financial and economic area.



(Progetto Di Ricerca Applicata, Funded by Local Government under L.P. 13/12/1999, n. 6, art. 5, 2012-2014)
Home: TBD

ePlanning is a project involving the DKM unit of FBK, and a local company called Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson, whose principal activity is the production and distribution of didactic materials (books, journals, multimedia, software) with the focus on learning difficulties, remediation activities and the like.
The goal of the project is to build an expert system for the creation of educational-teaching plans for pupils with special educational needs.



(European Project, FP7-ICT-2009-4, 2010-2012)
Home: www.pescado-project.eu

The overall goal of PESCaDO is to research and develop strategies for user-centred environmental service orchestration and multilingual information delivery. The strategies, realized as an operational workbench, will support the user during the entire process of decision-making – from the formulation of the problem, via the search for adequate environmental service nodes and their connection (including data, knowledge and language synchronization), up to multilingual information, advice, hints, etc. delivery. The workbench will adapt to the language preferences and the profile and the needs of the user. Furthermore, it will allow for intervention and feedback at any stage of the process, incorporate the received feedback and facilitate several loops of the process.
Selected among 2013 CORDIS Top Stories !!!



(European Project, FP6-IST-2004-027023, 2006-2010)
Home: www.aposdle.org

The EU project APOSDLE develops a software platform and tools to support you to learn @ work: Learn within the context of your immediate work and within your current work environment. The new Advanced Process-Oriented Self-Directed Learning Environment will provide you with practical guidance, learning content and expert advice when you need it and where you need it.

Publications


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Edited Proceedings [2]
[2015] Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web (DeRiVE 2015) (, , , and ), CEUR-WS.org, volume 1363, .
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[2014] Proceedings of the ISWC 2014 Posters & Demonstrations Track (, and ), CEUR-WS.org, volume 1272, .
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Journal Articles [13]
[2016] Frame-Based Ontology Population with PIKES (, and ), In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, volume 28, .
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[2016] NewsReader: Using knowledge resources in a cross-lingual reading machine to generate more knowledge from massive streams of news (, , , , , , , , , and ), In Knowledge-Based Systems, volume 110, .
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[2016] Building Event-Centric Knowledge Graphs from News (, , , , , , , and ), In Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, volume 37–38, .
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[2015] The KnowledgeStore: a Storage Framework for Interlinking Unstructured and Structured Knowledge (, , , and ), In International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, volume 11, .
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[2015] ePlanning: an Ontology-based System for Building Individualized Education Plans for Students with Special Educational Needs (, , , , , , and ), In MED – Media Education, volume 6, .
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[2015] Getting the environmental information across: from the Web to the user (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ), In Expert Systems, volume 32, .
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[2015] Ontology-centered environmental information delivery for personalized decision support (, , , , , , , , , and ), In Expert Systems with Applications, volume 42, .
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[2014] Evaluating Wiki Collaborative Features in Ontology Authoring (, and ), In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, volume 26, .
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[2012] Semantics-Based Aspect-Oriented Management of Exceptional Flows in Business Processes (, , , and ), In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, volume 42, .
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[2012] Modeling in a Wiki with MoKi: Reference Architecture, Implementation, and Usages (, and ), In International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences, IARIA, volume 4, .
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[2012] Corpus-based Terminological Evaluation of Ontologies (, , and ), In Applied Ontology, IOS Press, volume 7, .
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[2011] A framework for the collaborative specification of semantically annotated business processes (, , , and ), In Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, volume 23, .
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[2006] Covering partially directed graphs with directed paths ( and ), In Discrete Mathematics, volume 306, .
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Book Chapters [3]
[2018] Managing Large Volumes of Interlinked Text and Knowledge With the KnowledgeStore (, , , and ), Chapter in Innovations, Developments, and Applications of Semantic Web and Information Systems, IGI Global, .
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[2015] Supervised Opinion Frames Detection with RAID (, , and ), Chapter in Semantic Web Evaluation Challenges (Gandon, Fabien, Cabrio, Elena, Stankovic, Milan, Zimmermann, Antoine, eds.), Springer International Publishing, volume 548, .
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[2011] Applications of Semantic Wikis (, , , , , and ), Chapter in 12 (Paul Warren, John Davies, Elena Simperl, eds.), Springer-Verlag, .
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Conference Papers [30]
[2017] Towards Integration of Ontology and Text-extracted Data for Event Coreference Reasoning (, , , and ), In Proceedings of the Symposium on Applied Computing, ACM, .
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[2016] The Event and Implied Situation Ontology (ESO): Application and Evaluation (, , , , and ), In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016) (Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair), Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Marko Grobelnik, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, eds.), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), .
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[2016] PreMOn: a Lemon Extension for Exposing Predicate Models as Linked Data (, , and ), In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016) (Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair), Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Marko Grobelnik, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, eds.), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), .
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[2016] A 2-phase Frame-based Knowledge Extraction Framework (, and ), In Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Pisa, Italy, April 4-8, 2016, ACM, .
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[2016] The Predicate Matrix and the Event and Implied Situation Ontology: Making More of Events (, , , , and ), In Proceedings of the Eighth Global WordNet Conference (Bucharest, Romania, January 27-30, 2016), .
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[2016] Knowledge Extraction for Information Retrieval (, , and ), In The Semantic Web. Latest Advances and New Domains - 13th International Conference, ESWC 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 - June 2, 2016, Proceedings (Harald Sack, Eva Blomqvist, Mathieu d'Aquin, Chiara Ghidini, Simone Paolo Ponzetto, Christoph Lange, eds.), Springer, volume 9678, .
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[2016] Ontology Learning in the Deep (, and ), In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - 20th International Conference, EKAW 2016, Bologna, Italy, November 19-23, 2016, Proceedings (Eva Blomqvist, Paolo Ciancarini, Francesco Poggi, Fabio Vitali, eds.), volume 10024, .
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[2015] Processing Billions of RDF Triples on a Single Machine using Streaming and Sorting (, , and ), In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, ACM, .
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[2015]A Contextual Framework for Reasoning on Events (, , , and ), In Convegno Italiano di Logica Computazionale 2015 - CILC2015 Proceedings, .
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[2014] Investigating Collaboration Dynamics in Different Ontology Development Environments (, and ), In Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management - 7th International Conference, KSEM 2014, Sibiu, Romania, October 16-18, 2014. Proceedings (Robert Buchmann, Claudiu Vasile Kifor, Jian Yu, eds.), Springer, volume 8793, .
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[2014] An ontology for personalized environmental decision support (), In Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, FOIS2014, September, 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Pawel Garbacz, Oliver Kutz, eds.), IOS Press, volume 267, .
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[2014] An ontology for the Business Process Modelling Notation (, and ), In Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, FOIS2014, September, 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Pawel Garbacz, Oliver Kutz, eds.), IOS Press, volume 267, .
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[2014] On the Collaborative Development of Application Ontologies: A Practical Case Study with a SME (, , and ), In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference, EKAW 2014, Linköping, Sweden, November 24-28, 2014 (Janowicz, Krzysztof, Schlobach, Stefan, Lambrix, Patrick, Hyvönen, Eero, eds.), Springer International Publishing, volume 8876, .
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[2014] The Role of Semantic Annotations in Business Process Modelling (, , and ), In 18th IEEE International Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC 2014), 1-5 September 2014, Ulm, Germany, .
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[2013] Interlinking Unstructured and Structured Knowledge in an Integrated Framework (, , , and ), In 7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), Irvine, CA, USA, .
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[2012] From Ontology to NL: Generation of Multilingual User-Oriented Environmental Reports (, , , , , and ), In Natural Language Processing and Information Systems: Proceedings of 17th International conference on Applications of Natural Language Processing to Information Systems (NLDB 2012), 26-28 June 2012, Groningen, The Netherlands, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 7337, .
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[2012] An Ontological Framework for Decision Support ( and ), In 2nd Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST2012), Dec 2 - 4, 2012, Nara, Japan, .
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[2012] Achieving Interoperability Through Semantic Technologies in the Public Administration (, , , , and ), In The Semantic Web: Research and Applications: The Extended Semantic Web Conference 2012 - ESWC2012, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 7295, .
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[2012]Generation of Multilingual Personalized Environmental Bulletins from an OWL-based Ontology (, , , , , and ), In Man - environment - Bauhaus. Light up the ideas of environmental Informatics : proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Informatics - Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management, August 29 - 31, 2012, Umweltbundesamt Dessau, Germany / EnviroInfo 2012, 26th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection., Shaker Verlag GmbH, .
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[2012] Conceptual Modeling in Wikis: a Reference Architecture and a Tool (, and ), In The Fourth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management (eKNOW2012), Valencia, Spain, .
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[2012] Evaluating wiki-enhanced ontology authoring (, and ), In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - EKAW2012, Galway, Ireland, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 7603, .
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[2012] Collaborative Encoding of Asbru Clinical Protocols (, , , , , and ), In Electronic Healthcare (eHealth2010 - 3rd International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st century, 13-15 December 2010 - Casablanca, Morocco), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 69,, .
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[2011] Wiki-Based Conceptual Modeling: An Experience with the Public Administration (, , , , , , , , , , , and ), In The Semantic Web - ISWC 2011: 10th International Semantic Web Conference, Bonn, Germany, October 23-27, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, volume 7032, .
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[2011] Building an Environmental Information System for Personalized Content Delivery (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ), In Proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems - Frameworks of eEnvironment (ISESS 2011), Brno, Czech Republic, June 27-29, 2011, Springer, volume 359, .
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[2011] Boosting collaborative ontology building with key-concept extraction (, , and ), In Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing ICSC2011 (September 18-21, 2011 - Palo Alto, CA, USA), .
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[2009] Semantically-aided business process modeling (, , , and ), In The Semantic Web - ISWC 2009: 8th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2009, Chantilly, VA, USA, October 25-29, 2009. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 5823, .
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[2009] Revision Support for Modeling Tasks, Topics and Skills (, , , , and ), In 5th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS `09), Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, .
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[2008] Deploying semantic web technologies for work integrated learning in industry. A comparison: SME vs. large sized company (, , , , , , and ), In The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008: 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-30, 2008. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 5318, .
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[2008] Collaborative Knowledge Engineering via Semantic MediaWiki (, , , , , , , and ), In International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS `08), Graz University of Technology, .
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[2008] Reasoning on Semantically Annotated Processes (, , , and ), In Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008: 6th International Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 1-5, 2008. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 5364, .
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Conference Demos and Posters [13]
[2015] Demonstrating the Power of Streaming and Sorting for Non-distributed RDF Processing: RDFpro (, and ), In ISWC 2015 Posters & Demonstrations Track, within the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), Bethlehem, USA, October 11-15, 2015, .
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[2015] Extracting Knowledge from Text with PIKES (, and ), In ISWC 2015 Posters & Demonstrations Track, within the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), Bethlehem, USA, October 11-15, 2015, .
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[2014] TeX-OWL: a Latex-Style Syntax for authoring OWL 2 ontologies (, , and ), In ISWC 2014 Posters & Demonstrations Track, within the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), Riva del Garda, Italy, October 21, 2014, CEUR-WS.org, volume 1272, .
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[2014] Integrating NLP and SW with the KnowledgeStore (, , , and ), In ISWC 2014 Posters & Demonstrations Track, within the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), Riva del Garda, Italy, October 21, 2014, CEUR-WS.org, volume 1272, .
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[2014] Integrating Unstructured and Structured Knowledge with the KnowledgeStore (, , , and ), In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - EKAW 2014 Satellite Events, VISUAL, EKM1, and ARCOE-Logic, Linköping, Sweden, November 24-28, 2014. Revised Selected Papers. (Demo), Springer, volume 8982, .
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[2012] Personalized Environmental Service Configuration and Delivery Orchestration: The PESCaDO Demonstrator (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ), In The Extended Semantic Web Conference 2012 - ESWC2012 (Demo Paper), .
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[2012] Key-concept Extraction for Ontology Engineering (, , and ), In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - EKAW 2012, Galway, Ireland, 2012, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 7603, .
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[2010] MoKi: a Wiki-Based Conceptual Modeling Tool (, and ), In ISWC 2010 Posters & Demonstrations Track: Collected Abstracts, volume 658, .
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[2010] MoKi: a Wiki-Based Conceptual Modeling Tool (, and ), In Proceedings of the EKAW2010 Poster and Demo Track, volume 674, .
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[2010] Automatic Support for Formative Ontology Evaluation (, , , and ), In Proceedings of the EKAW2010 Poster and Demo Track, volume 674, .
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[2009]CliP-MoKi: A collaborative tool for encoding Asbru Clinical Protocols (, , , , , and ), In Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Heath-Care: Patient Data, Processes and Guidelines (Demo), .
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[2009] MoKi: The Enterprise Modelling Wiki (, , , , , and ), In The Semantic Web: Research and Applications: 6th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2009 Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 31–June 4, 2009 Proceedings, Springer, .
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[2008] Collaborative enterprise integrated modelling (, , , , , , and ), In The 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns (EKAW 2008), volume 426, .
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Workshop Papers [23]
[2017]GRaSP: Grounded Representation and Source Perspective (, , , and ), In Proceedings of the The Knowledge Resources for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Workshop, .
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[2017]BPMN 2.0 Choreography Language: Interface or business contract? (, , , and ), In Proceedings of 8th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI), .
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[2016] Evaluating Wiki Collaborative Features in Ontology Authoring (Extended abstract) (, and ), In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2016) (Jan Mendling, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, eds.), CEUR Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org), volume 1701, .
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[2015] Missing Mr. Brown and buying an Abraham Lincoln – Dark Entities and DBpedia (, , and ), In The Third NLP&DBpedia workshop, CEUR-WS, volume 1581, .
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[2015]ESO: a Frame based Ontology for Events and Implied Situations (, , , , and ), In Proceedings of the MAPLEX 2015 Workshop, .
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[2015] A Contextual Framework for Reasoning on Events (, , , and ), In DeRiVE2015 Workshop Proceedings, .
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[2014] Authoring OWL2 ontologies with the TeX-OWL syntax (, , and ), In OWLED 2014 - OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop 2014, CEUR-WS, volume 1265, .
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[2014] ePlanning: an Ontology-based System for Building Individualized Education Plans for Students with Special Educational Needs (, , , , , and ), In Proceedings of the Industry Track at the International Semantic Web Conference 2014 (ISWC 2014), Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014., CEUR-WS.org, volume 1383, .
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[2014] A Simple API to the KnowledgeStore (, and ), In Proc. of ISWC Developers Workshop colocated with 13th Int. Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'14), Riva del Garda, Italy, CEUR-WS, volume 1268, .
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[2014] RDFpro: an Extensible Tool for Building Stream-Oriented RDF Processing Pipelines (, , and ), In Proc. of ISWC Developers Workshop colocated with 13th Int. Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'14), Riva del Garda, Italy, CEUR-WS, volume 1268, .
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[2014] Exploring an ontology via text similarity: an experimental study (, , , and ), In Workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD2014), co-located with ISWC2014, CEUR-WS.org, volume 1279, .
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[2012] Ontology Management in a Service-oriented Architecture ( and ), In 11th International Workshop on Web Semantics and Information Processing (WebS2012), .
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[2012] Ontology-centric decision support ( and ), In International Workshop on Semantic Technologies meet Recommender Systems & Big Data (SeRSy 2012), co-located with ISWC2012, CEUR Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org), volume 919, .
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[2012] Personalized environmental service orchestration for quality life improvement (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ), In Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations: The 3rd Intelligent Systems for Quality of Life information Services Workshop - ISQL 2012, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 382, .
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[2010] Service-Based Infrastructure for User-Oriented Environmental Information Delivery (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ), In Proceedings of the Workshop on Environmental Information Systems and Services - Infrastructures and Platforms, CEUR Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org), volume 679, .
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[2010]Semantically-aided business process modeling (, , , and ), In 6th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives - Bressanone, Italy- Sep. 21-22, 2010, .
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[2009] MoKi: the Modelling wiKi (, , , and ), In SemWiki2009 - Fourth Workshop on Semantic Wikis, CEUR-WS.org, .
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[2009]CliP-MoKi: A collaborative tool for encoding Asbru Clinical Protocols (, , , , , and ), In Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Heath-Care: Patient Data, Processes and Guidelines (Demo), .
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[2009] MoKi: A Collaborative Enterprise Modelling Tool (, , , , , and ), In Workshop on Collaborative Construction, Management and Linking of Structured Knowledge (CK2009) - co-located with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2009, CEUR Proceedings, .
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[2009] Collaborative Specification of Semantically Annotated Business Processes (, , , and ), In Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2009 International Workshops, Ulm, Germany, September 7, 2009. Revised Papers, Springer, volume 43, .
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[2008] Collaborative Enterprise Integrated Modelling (, , , , , , and ), In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives (SWAP2008), Rome, Italy, December 15-17, 2008 (Aldo Gangemi, Johannes Keizer, Valentina Presutti, Heiko Stoermer, eds.), CEUR-WS.org, .
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[2008]Modeling clinical protocols using semantic MediaWiki: the case of the Oncocure project (, , , and ), In ECAI 2008 Workshop on the Knowledge Management for Healthcare Processes (K4HelP), University of Patras, .
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[2008] Modeling Clinical Protocols Using Semantic MediaWiki: The Case of the Oncocure Project (, , , and ), In Knowledge Management for Health Care Procedures: ECAI 2008 Workshop, K4HelP 2008, Patras, Greece, July 21, 2008, Revised Selected Papers (David Riaño, ed.), Springer, volume 5626, .
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Other Publications [3]
[2016] Using Recurrent Neural Network for Learning Expressive Ontologies (, and ), .
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[2016] On Coreferring Text-extracted Event Descriptions with the aid of Ontological Reasoning (, , , and ), .
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[2006]On the computational complexity of enumerating certificates of NP problems (), PhD thesis, International Doctorate School in Information and Communication Technologies, University of Trento, Italy, .
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Presentations

Seminars


  • KnowledgeStore (NewsReader Workshop - Nov 21, 2015, Amsterdam Public Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands) [slides]
  • An Ontological Framework for Decision Support (Ontology Summit Track C session on Decision Making in Different Domains - Mar 19, 2015) [slides]
  • Dati e Ricerca (Beni comuni digitali: una risorsa per il territorio, le istituzioni e i cittadini di oggi e domani - Mar 18, 2015, Riva del Garda, Italy) [slides]
  • KnowledgeStore (Workshop on Deep and Large-Scale Semantic Processing: The Way Ahead - Mar 10, 2015, FBK, Trento, Italy) [slides]
  • Collaborative NLP-aided ontology modelling (International Winter School on Language and Data/Knowledge Technologies - Feb 24, 2012, TrentoRISE, Trento, Italy) [slides]
  • Semantic Management in PESCaDO (PESCaDO Final Event - Feb 14, 2012, UPF, Barcelona, Spain) [slides]
  • Collaborative modeling of processes and ontologies (BMIR Research Colloquium - Sep 22, 2011, Stanford, USA) [slides]
  • Collaborative modeling of processes and ontologies (DERI - Apr 7, 2011, Galway, Ireland) [slides]
  • MoKi and the ProDe project (ICT Days - Mar 16, 2011, University of Trento, Trento, Italy) [slides]
  • MoKi: the Modelling Wiki (ILIKS Annual Meeting - Dec 18, 2009, Trento, Italy) [slides]
  • Modelling in APOSDLE (ACTIVE EU Project Meeting - Jan 27, 2009, Innsbruck, Austria) [slides]
  • On the Computational Complexity of Listing Certificates of NP problems (ITC Seminars - Oct 18, 2006, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Trento, Italy) [slides]
  • On the Computational Complexity of Listing Certificates of NP problems (PhD Defense - Mar 31, 2006, University of Trento, Trento, Italy) [slides]

Conference / Workshop Talks


  • Knowledge Extraction for Information Retrieval (ESWC 2016, May 29 - June 2, 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece) [slides] [video-recording]
  • Processing Billions of RDF Triples on a Single Machine using Streaming and Sorting (30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, ACM-SAC2015, April 13 - 17, 2015, Salamanca, Spain) [slides]
  • Investigating Collaboration Dynamics in Different Ontology Development Environments (7th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management - KSEM 2014, Sibiu, Romania, October 16-18, 2014) [slides]
  • A Simple API to the KnowledgeStore (Developers Workshop at the 13th Int. Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'14), Riva del Garda, Italy) [slides]
  • An ontology for personalized environmental decision support (8th International Conference on Formal Ontologies and Information Systems, FOIS2014, September, 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) [slides]
  • An ontology for the Business Process Modelling Notation (8th International Conference on Formal Ontologies and Information Systems, FOIS2014, September, 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) [slides]
  • On the Collaborative Development of Application Ontologies: A Practical Case Study with a SME (19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2014, November 24-28, 2014, Linköping, Sweden) [slides]
  • Interlinking Unstructured and Structured Knowledge in an Integrated Framework (7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC2013, Irvine, CA, USA, 2013) [slides]
  • An Ontological Framework for Decision Support (2nd Joint International Semantic Technology Conference, JIST2012, Dec 2 - 4, 2012, Nara, Japan) [slides]
  • Conceptual Modeling in Wikis: a Reference Architecture and a Tool (The Fourth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, eKNOW2012, 2012, Valencia, Spain) [slides]
  • Evaluating wiki-enhanced ontology authoring (18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW2012, 2012, Galway, Ireland) [slides] [video-recording]
  • Boosting collaborative ontology building with key-concept extraction (5th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC2011, September 18-21, 2011, Palo Alto, CA, USA) [slides]
  • MoKi: the Modelling wiKi (SemWiki2009 - Fourth Workshop on Semantic Wikis, Heraklion, Crete, Greece) [slides]
  • Collaborative Knowledge Engineering via Semantic MediaWiki (International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS08, 2008, Graz University of Technology) [slides]
  • Reasoning on Semantically Annotated Processes (6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC2008, December 1-5, 2008, Sydney, Australia, ) [slides]

Conference / Workshop Posters and Demos


  • Towards Integration of Ontology and Text-extracted Data for Event Coreference Reasoning (ACM SAC'17 - April 3-7, 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco, 2017) [poster]
  • Demonstrating the Power of Streaming and Sorting for Non-distributed RDF Processing: RDFpro (ISWC 2015 Posters & Demonstrations Track, Bethlehem, USA, October 11-15, 2015) [poster] [madness-slide]
  • Extracting Knowledge from Text with PIKES (ISWC 2015 Posters & Demonstrations Track, Bethlehem, USA, October 11-15, 2015) [poster] [madness-slide]
  • Integrating Unstructured and Structured Knowledge with the KnowledgeStore (19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2014, November 24-28, 2014, Linköping, Sweden) [poster] [madness-slide]
  • Key-concept Extraction for Ontology Engineering (The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW2012, 2012, Galway, Ireland) [poster]
  • MoKi: a Wiki-Based Conceptual Modeling Tool (EKAW2010 Poster and Demo Track, 2010, Lisbona, Portugal) [poster]
  • MoKi: The Enterprise Modelling Wiki (6th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2009, May 31--June 4, 2009, Heraklion, Crete, Greece) [poster]
  • Collaborative enterprise integrated modelling (16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns, EKAW2008, Aci Trezza, Italy ) [poster]

Activities

Visitings


Editorial Activities


Journal Reviews


  • IEEE Internet Computing (IEEE IC)
  • Information Systems (IS)
  • International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC)
  • International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE)
  • Journal of Data Semantics (JDS)
  • Journal of Information Science (JIS)
  • Journal of Web Semantics (JWS)
  • Natural Language Engineering (NLE)
  • Semantic Web Journal (SWJ)

Chairing & Organization


Programme Committees


  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI): 2018
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI): 2018
  • The Web Conference (WWW) [formerly: International World Wide Web Conference]:
    • Web Content Analysis, Semantics, and Knowledge (Research Track): 2018
    • Posters Track: 2016
  • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC):
    • Research Track: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Resources Track: 2017
    • InUse & Software track: 2015
    • InUse: 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Posters and Demos Track: 2009, 2014, 2015
  • International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW):
    • Research Track: 2012, 2014, 2016
    • PhD Symposium (+ Mentoring): 2012, 2014
  • Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM): 2017 (Lexical resources, linked data, ontologies Track)
  • European/Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC):
    • Main PC: 2012, 2017
    • PhD Mentor: 2016
    • Posters & Demos: 2010
  • International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS): 2014 (Early Career Symposium)
  • IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE-ICSC): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC): 2016, 2018
  • International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTICS): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT): 2014
  • International Workshop on Personalization in eGovernment Services and Applications (PEGOV): 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Joint OWL Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED) and OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE): 2016
  • OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED): 2015
  • Open Knowledge Base and Question Answering Workshop (OKBQA): 2016
  • International Workshop on Ontology Content (OnToContent): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Semantics of the Long Tail (SLT) Workshop: 2017
  • Workshop on the Contextual Representation of Objects and Events in Language (CREOL): 2017
  • International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments (WEB): 2014, 2015, 2016
  • International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO): 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Workshop on Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence (NL4AI): 2017
  • International Workshop on Environmental Multimedia Retrieval: 2014, 2015
  • Workshop on Semantic Web and Information Extraction (SWAIE) 2013, 2014
  • International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI): 2013
  • International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise and Beyond (VORTE): 2013
  • International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA): 2012
  • International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS): 2012
  • Workshop on Context, Information And Ontologies (CIAO): 2010

Tools and Ontologies

Tools



The Modelling WiKi
Home: http://moki.fbk.eu

MoKi is a tool that supports the the creation of articulated enterprise models through structured wiki pages. Moki enables heterogeneous teams of experts, with different knowledge engineering skills, to actively collaborate by inserting knowledge; transforming knowledge; and revising knowledge at different degrees of formality.



Scalable storage for text and RDF data
Home: http://knowledgestore.fbk.eu

Despite the widespread diffusion of structured data sources and the public acclaim of the Linked Open Data initiative, a preponderant amount of information remains nowadays available only in unstructured form, both on the Web and within organizations. While different in form, structured and unstructured contents speak about the very same entities of the world, their properties and relations; still, frameworks for their seamless integration are lacking. The KnowledgeStore is a scalable, fault-tolerant, and Semantic Web grounded storage system to jointly store, manage, retrieve, and semantically query, both structured and unstructured data. The KnowledgeStore plays a central role in the NewsReader EU project: it stores all contents that have to be processed and produced in order to extract knowledge from news, and it provides a shared data space through which NewsReader components cooperate.



An Extensible Tool for Building Stream-Oriented RDF Processing Pipelines
Home: http://rdfpro.fbk.eu

RDFpro (RDF Processor) is a public domain, Java command line tool and library for RDF processing. RDFpro offers a suite of stream-oriented, highly optimized RDF processors for common tasks that can be assembled in complex pipelines to efficiently process RDF data in one or more passes. RDFpro originated from the need of a tool supporting typical Linked Data integration tasks, involving dataset sizes up to few billions triples.



A Suite for Extracting Knowledge from Text
Home: http://pikes.fbk.eu/

PIKES is a Knowledge Extraction framework adopting a 2-phase approach. First (phase 1: linguistic feature extraction), an RDF graph of mentions is built by distilling the output of several state-of-the-art NLP tools for tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, lemmatization, named entity recognition and classification, temporal expression recognition and normalization, parsing, coreference resolution, word sense disambiguation, entity linking, and semantic role labelling. Then (phase 2: knowledge distillation), the mention graph is processed to distill, using SPARQL-like mapping rules, a knowledge graph representing the content conveyed by the text.



Knowledge Extraction for Information Retrieval
Home: http://pikes.fbk.eu/ke4ir.html

Video recording of KE4IR presentation at ESWC2016 (videolectures.net)

Document retrieval is the task of returning relevant textual resources for a given user query. KE4IR is an approach that improves the performances of the traditional term-based similarity solution by performing a semantic analysis of the query and the documents, obtained exploiting a state-of-the-art Knowledge Extraction tool (PIKES) and Semantic Web resources (e.g., YAGO, DBpedia).



A Latex-Style Syntax for authoring OWL 2 ontologies
Home: https://github.com/dkmfbk/TexOwl

TeX-OWL is a new syntax that can be used to write OWL 2 ontologies. It was developed to address the need for an easy-to-read and easy-to-write plain text syntax. TeX-OWL is inspired by LaTeX syntax, and covers all construct of OWL 2. We designed TeX-OWL to be less verbose than the other OWL syntaxes, and easy-to-use especially for quickly developing small-size ontologies with just a text editor. An OWLAPI-based Java parser and writer is available to easily convert TeX-OWL to/from other OWL2 syntaxes.


Ontologies


The BPMN Ontology
Home: https://dkm.fbk.eu/index.php/BPMN_Ontology
Mirros: Ontohub - Local

The BPMN Ontology is a formalization in OWL-DL of the structural components of the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN), based on the latest stable BPMN specifications from OMG [BPMN Version 1.1 - January 2008]. The development of the ontology was guided by the description of the complete set of BPMN Element Attributes and Types contained in Annex B of the BPMN specifications.


The PESCaDO Ontology
Home: http://pescado-project.eu/ontology.php
Mirros: Ontohub - Local

The PESCaDO Ontology is a modular ontology capable of representing all the content processed and produced by an environmental decision support to provide user-tailored environmental decision support. It covers environmental information such as meteorological conditions and phenomena, air quality, and pollen, as well as other relevant environment-related information essential for a targeted user-tailored service: travel and traffic information, human diseases, geographical data, monitoring station details, user profile details, etc. In addition, the KB is also capable of formally representing the description of the user's inquiry to the decision support system, and the possible conclusions (warnings, recommendations, etc) that the system may produce for a given inquiry. The ontology is codified in the standard semantic web ontology language OWL.


The Event and Situation Ontology (ESO)
Home: https://github.com/newsreader/eso

The Event and Situation Ontology (ESO) is a resource which formalizes the pre and post conditions of events and the roles of the entities affected by an event. The ontology reuses and maps across existing resources such as Wordnet, SUMO and Framenet and is designed for extracting information from text that otherwise would have been implicit.



Predicate Model for Ontologies
Home: https://premon.fbk.eu/

PreMOn (Predicate Model for Ontologies) is a linguistic Linked Data resource representing predicate models such as PropBank, NomBank, VerbNet and FrameNet. PreMOn consists of an OWL ontology for modelling predicates with their arguments, selectional constraints, relations and alignments, based on lemon (Lexicon Model for Ontologies); and of a set of RDF datasets for the main predicate models described using this ontology.

Teaching

Language Resources and Ontologies (together with Dr. Sara Tonelli)
Where: Filosofia e linguaggi della modernità, Università di Trento
When: 2012 - 2013

The performance of HLT systems crucially depends on the quality and quantity of training data - in particular annotated data - and of the resources they have access to, including lexical resources such as WordNet or domain ontologies. This module provides students with the knowledge required to use existing resources and create new ones. Topics of the module include: creation and annotation of corpora; lexical resources and machine readable dictionaries, especially WordNet; and ontologies, covering theoretical underpinnings, upper ontologies such as DOLCE, and domain ontologies.

Students

Like a challenge? Check out these (Bachelor/Master) internship and thesis opportunities:

Ph.D. Students


  • Matteo Lorenzini (w. Sara Tonelli) [2017 - current]: Hybrid Queries over Structured and Un- structured Repositories (ICT School, University of Trento)
  • Giulio Petrucci (w. Chiara Ghidini) [2013 - current]: Learning to Learn Concept Descriptions (ICT School, University of Trento)
  • Francesco Corcoglioniti (w. Luciano Serafini) [2012 - 2016]: Frame-based Ontology Population from Text: Models, Systems and Applications (ICT School, University of Trento)

M.Sc. Students


  • Yiqing Liang (w. Francesco Corcoglioniti) [2017]: Joint selection of NERC and Entity Linking Candidate Annotations (LCT European Masters Program, University of Trento)
  • Matteo Matassoni (w. Mauro Dragoni) [2014]: Supporting the construction of OWL2 ontologies in a latex-like manner (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Musawar Saeed (w. Chiara Ghidini) [2011]: Collaborative Specification of Semantically Annotated Business Processes in MoKi (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Nahid Mahbub (w. Luciano Serafini) [2010]: Collaborative processes modelling in MoKi (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Rakebul Hasan (w. Chiara Ghidini) [2009]: CliP-MoKi: A Collaborative Tool for the Modeling of Clinical Guidelines (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Kamrul Hasan (w. Luciano Serafini) [2009]: Integrating Ontological Representation of Process in Collaborative Environment (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)

Internships


  • Yiqing Liang [2017]: Joint selection of NERC and Entity Linking Candidate Annotations (LCT European Masters Program, University of Trento)
  • Alessio Scussel [2016]: Populating PreMOn with the Predicate Matrix (Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Enrico Magnago, Gianluca Apriceno (w. Francesco Corcoglioniti, Alessio Palmero Aprosio) [2015]: Developing an ElasticSearch back-end for the KnowledgeStore (Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Matteo Matassoni (w. Mauro Dragoni) [2012]: Definition of a latex-like OWL syntax (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)
  • Kamrul Hasan (w. Luciano Serafini) [2009]: BPMN - DOLCE merging axioms (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Trento)