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AKSW Colloquium “Combination of Topic Modeling and Semantic Web” on Monday, June 30

June 26, 2014 - 9:12 am by KonradHoeffner - No comments »

Combination of Topic Modeling and Semantic Web

On Monday, June 30, at 3.00 p.m. in room Paulinum 702, Michael Röder will present his yearly PhD progress report “Combination of Topic Modeling and Semantic Web”. The presentation addresses the usage of Topic Modeling in the area of Semantic Web. We will focus a use case in which topic models shall be used to recommend similar RDF datasets for a given dataset.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.

AKSW Colloquium Guest Talk “SWeeT Web of Heritage” on Wednesday, July 2

- 9:03 am by KonradHoeffner - No comments »

SWeeT Web of Heritage

On Wednesday, July 2, at 1.30 p.m. in room P702, T B Dinesh from Janastu, a non-profit organisation providing free open source software, will present the SWeeT Web of Heritage.

Dinesh has a computer science background (Univ Iowa and CWI, NL) and is a founder member of Janastu and International Institute of Art Culture and Democracy in Bangalore, India. Janastu engages in technology research and support for other non-profit, issue based, organizations. IIACD engages in digital humanities, living heritage and community health. We network with pastoral communities developing frameworks for community-managed knowledge, supporting AIDS advocacy programs, post-tsunami rehabilitation, biodiversity and environmental groups, craft communities and open source support for non-profit organizations.

Abstract

Our journey into SWeeTs (“Semantic Web tweeTs”) started with the work on the Re-narration Web which attempts to bridge the gap in web accessibility discourses in addressing the needs of non-literate web users. Heritage Knowledge Bank is an application of this, that we will also discuss, that is being developed for the Indian Digital Heritage project.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.

AKSW Colloquium PhD student talks of Martin Brümmer and Ricardo Usbeck on Monday, May 19, 3.00 p.m.

May 16, 2014 - 9:23 am by KonradHoeffner - No comments »

“Exploitation scenarios for Wikipedia abstracts” by Martin Brümmer

Martin Brümmer has started as a researcher at AKSW in Dec. 2013. He is a contributor to the NLP2RDF and the DBpedia Project and was co-chair of the Multilingual Linked Data for Enterprises (MLODE) 2012 workshop. He contributed to the development of the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud with conversions of diverse linguistic datasets into RDF. He is also maintaining an RDF-backed database of sidejobs done by the members of the German parliament. His research focus is on Linguistic Linked Open Data, NLP in the Semantic Web and Open Government Data.

Abstract

In the context of the DBpedia project, most of the structured data contained in the Wikipedia has already been or is in the process of being extracted. However, the unstructured text containing most enzyclopaedic knowledge is largely unexplored. The talk will try to define some exploitation scenarios of Wikipedia abstracts with the goal of exploring directions for future research.

“Combining Linked Data and Statistical Information Retrieval” by Ricardo Usbeck

Abstract

Being a part of the Information Age, users are challenged with a tremendously growing amount of Web data which generates a need for more sophisticated information retrieval systems. Linked Data provides necessary procedures to augment the highly unstructured Web with suitable metadata in order to leverage search quality and user experience. In this talk, we will outline an approach for creating a web-scale, precise and efficient information system capable of understanding keyword, entity and natural language queries. By using Semantic Web methods the doctoral work will present how the underlying knowledge is created and elaborated searches can be performed on top.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.

AKSW Colloquium “Semantic Analysis of Websites” on Monday, May 5

April 30, 2014 - 3:08 pm by KonradHoeffner - Comments Off

Semantic Analysis of Websites

On Monday, May 5, at 13.30 in room P702, Vladimir Salin and Maria Slastihina from Saratov State Technical University, Russia present their research on the website analysis and conversion of website contents as well as metadata to machine-readable form. The processed elements of a websites include hyperlinks, metadata, media assets, text and statistics. The ultimate goal is to convert all the information about a website to be represented as ontologies and facts, which later can be used, for instance, by search engines, internal website searches, relevant pages suggestion engines, SPARQL endpoints.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.

SlideWiki wins the creative innovation project award 2014 for OpenCourseWare excellence

April 27, 2014 - 9:15 pm by AliKhalili - No comments »

Just a couple of days ago, a paper about SlideWiki was presented at OCW Consortium Global Conference 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The paper was addressing “Crowd-sourcing (semantically) Structured Multilingual Educational Content (CoSMEC)”. In the presentation, Darya Tarasowa gave a detailed overview of the creation of multilingual open educational resources (OERs) in SlideWiki. SlideWiki is an OpenCourseWare authoring platform which enables crowdsourcing of the truly reusable structured open educational content.

At the closing ceremony of the conference, SlideWiki received the creative innovation project award for OpenCourseWare excellence from OCW Consortium. Project awards are aiming to recognize efforts that support the production, use and/or promotion of OCW/OER in ways other than the creation and use of material resources. The Creative Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovations that bring a new approach to Open Education. Ideas or solutions presented as sites, courses or projects that substantially improve the discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of course materials. For more information please visit:

http://www.openedconsortium.org/news/2014/04/ocw-consortium-announces-2014-winners-of-project-awards-for-opencourseware-excellence/

To get access to full-text of SlideWiki paper presented at OCW Consortium Global Conference 2014 visit:

http://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/117/pdf