The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for The Open University to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the OU's very nature: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia. We chose to call this convergence Knowledge Media.


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I am one of the Systems & Network Administrators in the Systems team here at KMi. My role is to provide support for the department's I.T. infrastructure, including Windows, Linux, networking,...

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I am a full time PhD student working on Semantic Web technologies and Knowledge Discovery. My research focuses on exploiting Linked Data to reveal and explain the unknown behaviour of data. The...

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Pontika, N. (2015) Open Access: What's in it for me as an early career researcher?, Journal of Science Communication

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d'Aquin, M., Davies, J. and Motta, E. (2015) Smart Cities' Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Semantic Technologies, IEEE Internet Computing, November/December 2015

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Pontika, N., Cancellieri, M., Knoth, P. and Pearce, S. (2015) Fostering Open Science to Research using a Taxonomy and eLearning Portal, i-Know - 15th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data Driven Business. 21 - 22 October. Graz, Austria.

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Future Seminars

 Tom Crane

An introduction to the International Image Interoperability Framework

This event will take place on Friday 27 November 2015

Tom Crane - Digirati

Embraced by a growing number of the world’s leading research and cultural heritage organizations, the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) provides an open framework for...

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Recent Seminars

Junior Freitas
Time representation ontology in the context of performance measurement indicators
This event took place on Wednesday 11 November 2015


Prof John Domingue - KMi, The Open University
FORGE Open Call webinars
This event took place on Wednesday 14 October 2015

Ben Vaughan - DAQRI Inc
ARToolKit Open Source Software
This event took place on Tuesday 07 July 2015


Professor Hans Akkermans - The Network Institute, Web alliance for Regreening in Africa (W4RA,, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Extending the World Wide Web Without Internet
This event took place on Thursday 02 July 2015

Knowledge Media @20

20 Years of Knowledge Media


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