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AKSW successful at ESWC 2014

June 3, 2014 - 3:20 pm by RicardoUsbeck - No comments »

Greetings!

After a week full of exciting presentations, demos, posters and especially keynotes AKSW members are back from the 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference 2014 (ESWC).

Furthermore, we bring happy news with us. AKSW members won four prizes this year! In detail these are:

Meet us at aksw.org!

All the best,
Ricardo on behalf of AKSW

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.

SEMANTiCS 2014 — Workshops, Tutorials and Meetings

May 12, 2014 - 11:26 am by KonradHoeffner - No comments »

From September 1 to 3, the preliminary SEMANTiCS conference program offers a wide range of workshops, tutorials and meetings (programme). Meetings will be in the Paulinum, one of the main buildings of the University Leipzig.

To participate in one of the workshops or tutorials, please visit our registration website. All workshops will be free!

The following workshops invite you to come and join us.

Visit also www.semantics.cc/programme for updates. Especially, we want to invite you to join the 2nd DBpedia community meeting on September 3rd.

RDFaCE 0.7 Schema.org edition released…

May 11, 2014 - 4:34 pm by AliKhalili - No comments »

In order to stay up to date with the current changes in TinyMCE, WordPress and Schema.org, we released a new version of our RDFaCE editor for semantic content authoring.

The new version of RDFaCE comes with the following main changes:

  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.9 and TinyMCE 4.0
  • Support of all existing DBpedia classes for automatic content annotation
  • Support for inline content editing using the HTML5 contenteditable attribute
  • Configuration for automatic annotation (confidence, markup format, entity types)
  • Some bug fixes

For more information about RDFaCE, please read this paper or watch our video about the WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) concept.

To try a demo of the new version, visit http://rdface.aksw.org/demo/

To download RDFaCE plugin for WordPress, visit http://wordpress.org/plugins/rdface/

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.