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 the Executive Assistant to the Director of KMi, Professor John Domingue. I also support and PA for KMi's Executives, Alan Fletcher (Lab Manager) and Jane Whild (Administration Manager).

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I'm KMi's Director and I'm interested in how semantic technology can be used to create an Internet composed of billions of services which are created, managed and used by billions of users in a...

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Tiddi, I., Daga, E., Bastianelli, E. and d'Aquin, M. (2016) Update of time-invalid information in Knowledge Bases through Mobile Agents, Workshop: Integrating Multiple Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Techniques in Robotics (MIRROR-16) at 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Deajeon, South Korea

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Saif, H., Fernandez, M., , M., , . and Alani, H. (2016) On the Role of Semantics for Detecting pro-ISIS Stances on Social Media, Poster at The 15th International Semantic Web Conference, Kobe, Japan


Sharples, M. and Domingue, J. (2016) The Blockchain and Kudos: a Distributed System for Educational Record, Reputation and Reward, 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Lyon, France, Springer

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