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I am a Full Professor at the Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, where I lead a group specialising in Social Semantics and Web Science. Previously to joining KMi, I was a senior research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. I have published around 120 scientific papers in various leading journals and conferences, and have been involved as a Principle Investigator in several national and international research projects. Currently I am Co-ordinator of two EU projects; DecarboNet, and COMRADES. Recently I served as the programme co-chair of WWW 2014 Web Science Track, ISWC 2013, and WebSci 2013.

Keys: social semantics, social media analysis, computational behaviour analysis, semantic sentiment analysis, offline-online social networks.

Team: Gregoire Burel, Tom Dickinson, Tracie Farrell Frey, Miriam Fernandez, Prashant Khare, Lara Piccolo, Hassan Saif, Taha Tobaili

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Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P. and Alani, H. (2016) Detecting Important Life Events on Twitter Using Frequent Semantic and Syntactic Subgraphs, IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 14, 2, pp. 23-37

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Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P. and Alani, H. (2016) Identifying Important Life Events from Twitter Using Semantic and Syntactic Patterns, 15th International Conference WWW/Internet 2016, Mannheim, Germany

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Burel, G., Piccolo, L. and Alani, H. (2016) EnergyUse - A Collective Semantic Platform for Monitoring and Discussing Energy Consumption, 15th International Semantic Web Conference - ISWC, Kobe, Japan, pp. 257-272

 

Saif, H., Fernandez, M., Rowe, 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

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Piccolo, L. and Alani, H. (2016) Strategies and Tools to Raise Energy Awareness Collectively, Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Coimbra, Portugal, pp. 12

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