openknowledge project full details
Professor of Knowledge Technologies
Timeline:01 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2008
Open Architecture for Coordinated Knowledge Sharing
OpenKnowledge is a 3 year long STReP project financed under the European Commission's 6th Framework Programme. The goal of the project is to decrease the cost of participation in semantic based systems that are increasingly developed in the context of the Semantic Web.This will be achieved by focusing on semantics related to interaction (which are acquired at low cost during participation) and using this to avoid dependency on a priori semantic agreement; instead making semantic commitments incrementally at run time. The "Open" in OpenKnowledge thus is significant in two senses: it assumes an open system, which anyone may join at any time; it assumes an openness to being joined, achieved through participation at low individual cost.
The project will provide a unifying framework based on interaction models that are mobile in the sense that they may be transferred to other components, this being a mechanism for Web service composition and for coalition formation. A key contribution of OpenKnowledge is to demonstrate that by shifting the emphasis to interaction (the details of which may be hidden from users) we can obtain knowledge sharing of sufficient quality for sustainable communities of practice without the barrier of complex meta-data provision prior to community formation. This requires us to re-interpret forms of contextual reasoning, ontology mapping, query routing and visualisation for this new arena. We ground our research in two testbed areas: bioinformatics and emergency response. The role of KMI is to evaluate whether the technology developed in the project can be successfully reused to (re-)implement two of its Semantic Web tools, AquaLog and Magpie.
24 Feb 2006
Uren, V., Sabou, M., Motta, E., Fernandez, M., Lopez, V. and Lei, Y. (2010) Reflections on Five Years of Evaluating Semantic Search Systems, International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), 5, 2, pp. 87-98
Lopez, V., Nikolov, A., Fernandez, M., Sabou, M., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2009) Merging and Ranking Answers in the Semantic Web: The Wisdom of Crowds (Best Paper Award), The 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai, China
d'Aquin, M., Sabou, M., Motta, E., Angeletou, S., Gridinoc, L., Lopez, V. and Zablith, F. (2008) What can be done with the Semantic Web? An Overview of Watson-based Applications, 5th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives, SWAP 2008, Rome, Italy
Peroni, S., Motta, E. and d'Aquin, M. (2008) Identifying key concepts in an ontology through the integration of cognitive principles with statistical and topological measures, Third Asian Semantic Web Conference, Bangkok, Thailand