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AKSW successful at #ISWC2014

October 28, 2014 - 5:03 pm by RicardoUsbeck - No comments »

Dear followers, 9 members of AKSW have been participating at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) at Riva del Garda, Italy. Next to listening to interesting talks, giving presentations or discussing with fellow Semantic Web researchers, AKSW won 4 significant prizes:

We do work on way more projects, which you can find at http://aksw.org/projects/. Cheers, Ricardo on behalf of the AKSW group
Best Paper Award

AKSW at #ISWC2014. Come and join, talk and discuss with us!

October 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm by RicardoUsbeck - No comments »
Hello AKSW Follower!
We are very pleased to announce that nine of our papers were accepted for presentation at ISWC 2014.
In the main track of the conference we will present the following papers:

This year, the Replication, Benchmark, Data and Software Track started and we got accepted twice!

Additionally, four  of our papers will be presented within different workshops:

You can also find us at the posters and demo session where we are goint to present

  • AGDISTIS – Multilingual Disambiguation of Named Entities Using Linked Data, Ricardo Usbeck , Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Wencan Luo and Lars Wesemann
  • Named Entity Recognition using FOX, René Speck and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
  • AMSL – Creating a Linked Data Infrastructure for Managing Electronic Resources in Libraries, Natanael Arndt, Sebastian Nuck, Andreas Nareike, Norman Radtke, Leander Seige and Thomas Riechert.
  • Xodx – A node for the Distributed Semantic Social Network, Natanael Arndt and Sebastian Tramp.

We are especially looking forward to see you at the full-day tutorial:

Come to ISWC at Riva del Garda, talk to us and enjoy the talks. More information on various publications can be found at http://aksw.org/Publications.
Cheers,
Ricardo on behalf of AKSW

[CfP] Semantic Web Journal: Special Issue on Question Answering over Linked Data

July 14, 2014 - 3:58 pm by AxelNgonga - No comments »
Dear all,
The Semantic Web Journal is launching a special issue on Question Answering over Linked Data, soliciting original papers that
* address the challenges involved in question answering over linked data,
* present resources and tools to support question answering over linked data, or
* describe question answering systems and applications.
Submission deadline is November 30th, 2014. For more detailed information please visit:
With kind regards,
Axel Ngonga and Christina Unger

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

AKSW wins Big Data Challenge

November 1, 2013 - 8:33 pm by AxelNgonga - No comments »

Greetings all!

The best 12th ISWC to ever be was concluded with the traditional award ceremony and … we won! The Big Data Challenge award was attributed to our work on Fostering Serendipity Through Big Linked Data. The idea behind this paper was to show how the integration and visualization of large amounts of data can empower end users during their quest for new knowledge. In this paper, we implemented this idea for bio-medical experts by combining Linked TCGA (the winner of the I-Challenge 2013) with publications from PubMed within the visualization available here. This work is intended to be the first in a series of works on exploiting Big Data to support researchers in their everyday work.

Cheers,
Axel