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Senior Research Fellow

I worked on the NeOn project ( - as a senior research scientist and technical manager. NeOn is a flagship project of IST FP6 and investigates aspects of evolution, collaboration, contextualization and human-ontology interaction in the environment of large-scale networked ontologies.

Before NeOn I managed OU contribution to the KnowledgeWeb project (, and previously, I have worked in the ( project - a large-scale climate modelling and distributed computing project (similar to SETI@Home). The motivation for KMi in both projects was the application of our cutting-edge tools and technologies developed around Magpie and BuddySpace, and to make a contribution to the Semantic Web vision. I delivered a tool that can be called a 'Semantic Web browser'.

The Magpie plug-in of MS Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, which is one of my main designs and implementations, supports ontology-based interpretation, sense-making and exploration of web resources. Find out more on the Magpie project web page (

Keys: Magpie, NeOn, climate<em>prediction</em>.net, Semantic Web, Jabber, BuddySpace, Knowledge Management, Knowledge modelling, Reflection and Framing

5 Most Recent External Publications

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d'Aquin, M., Gangemi, A., Motta, E., Dzbor, M., Haase, P. and Erdmann, M. (2009) NeOn Tool Support for Building Ontologies by Reuse, Demo at International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2009

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d'Aquin, M., Motta, E., Dzbor, M., Gridinoc, L., Heath, T. and Sabou, M. (2008) Collaborative Semantic Authoring, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23, 3, pp. 80-83

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Dzbor, M., Motta, E. and Domingue, J. (2007) Magpie: Experiences in supporting Semantic Web browsing, Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 5, 3, pp. 204-222, Elsevier B.V.

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Dzbor, M. and Motta, E. (2007) Semantic Web Technology to Support Learning about the Semantic Web, 13th Intl. Conf. on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, California, eds. R. Luckin, K.R. Koedinger and J. Greer, pp. 25-32, IOS Press

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d'Aquin, M., Sabou, M., Dzbor, M., Baldassarre, C., Gridinoc, L., Angeletou, S. and Motta, E. (2007) WATSON: A Gateway for the Semantic Web, Poster at European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'07)

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5 Most Recent Tech Reports

From Buddyspace to CitiTag: Large-scale Symbolic Presence for Community Building and Spontaneous Play
Techreport ID: kmi-04-25
Date: 2004
Author(s): Yanna Vogiazou, Marc Eisenstadt, Martin Dzbor and Jiri Komzak
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Buddyspace: Large-Scale Presence for Communities at Work and Play
Techreport ID: kmi-03-14
Date: 2003
Author(s): Yanna Vogiazou, Martin Dzbor, Jiri Komzak and Marc Eisenstadt
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Semantic Layering with Magpie
Techreport ID: kmi-03-01
Date: 2003
Author(s): John Domingue, Martin Dzbor, Enrico Motta
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Towards a Framework for Acquisition of Design Knowledge
Techreport ID: kmi-01-09
Date: 2001
Author(s): Martin Dzbor and Zdenek Zdrahal
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Towards a Logical Framework for Sequential Design
Techreport ID: kmi-01-10
Date: 2001
Author(s): Martin Dzbor and Zdenek Zdrahal
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