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My current research at KMi is focused on the analysis of online communities (Social Web). My aim is to understand users' behaviour and needs and to develop prediction models to foreseen risks and opportunities in online communities based on the behaviour of their users. I have also previously worked on semantic Search. Within the context of this research line I investigated methods to enhance traditional IR and QA techniques introducing higher level of conceptualisations in the form of...

Keys: social web, semantic web, information retrieval, personalization, contextualization


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Lastra-Díaz, J., García-Serrano, A., Batet, M., Fernandez, M. and Chirigati, F. (2017) HESML: a scalable ontology-based semantic similarity measures library with a set of reproducible experiments and a replication dataset, Information Systems

 

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

 

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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Saif, H., Ortega, J., Fernandez, M. and Cantador, I. (2016) Sentiment Analysis in Social Streams Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services, eds. Springer

 

Saif, H., Bashevoy, M., Taylor, S., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2016) SentiCircles: a platform for contextual and conceptual sentiment analysis, Demo at 13th International Conference, ESWC 2016, Crete, Greece, Crete, Greece

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Piccolo, L., Fernandez, M., Alani, H., Scharl, A., Föls, M. and Herring, D. (2016) Climate Change Engagement: Results of a Multi-Task Game with a Purpose, Workshop: SWEEM 2016 - the 1st International Workshop on the Social Web for Environmental and Ecological Monitoring at 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, Cologne, Germany The Workshops of the 10th Intl. AAAI Conf. on Web and Social Media: Technical Reports WS-16-16, AAAI

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Saif, H., He, Y., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2016) Contextual semantics for sentiment analysis of Twitter, Information Processing & Management Journal, Elsevier

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Fernandez, M., , g., Alani, H., Piccolo, L., Meili, C. and Hess, R. (2015) Analysing engagement towards the 2014 Earth Hour Campaign in Twitter, EnviroInfo &ICT4S 2015: Building the Knowledge Base for Environmental Action and Sustainability

 

Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P. and Alani, P. (2015) Identifying Prominent Life Events on Twitter, 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture

 

Taylor, S. and Fernandez, M. (2015) An Information Acquisition and Analysis Toolkit for Policy Makers in Governmental and Legislative Institutions, eChallengues 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P. and Alani, H. (2015) Automatic Identification of Personal Life Events in Twitter, Poster at ACM Web Science (WebSci '15), Oxford, UK

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Fernandez, M., , g., Alani, H., Meili, L. and Hess, R. (2015) Analysing engagement towards the 2014 Earth Hour Campaign in Twitter, EnviroInfo &ICT4S 2015: Building the Knowledge Base for Environmental Action and Sustainability, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Wandhöfer, T., Fernandez, M., Joshi, S., Larsson, A., Ibrahim, O., Taylor, S., Bashevoy, M. and , . (2015) Policy Making in a Complex World: The Opportunities and Risks Presented by New Technologies, 2nd European TA Conference, Berlin, Germany

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Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P. and Alani, H. (2015) Identifying Prominent Life Events on Twitter, 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture, New York, America

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Fernandez, M., Cano, E. and Alani, H. (2014) Policing Engagement via Social Media, Workshop: City Labs Workshop at 6th International Conference on Social Informatics. SociInfo 2014

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Cano, E., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2014) Detecting Child Grooming Behaviour Patterns on Social Media, 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SociInfo 2014)

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Piccolo, L., Baranauskas, C., Fernandez, M., De Liddo, A. and Alani, H. (2014) Energy Consumption Awareness in the Workplace: Technical Artefacts and Practices, IHC 2014 - Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems, pp. 41-50, Sociedade Brasileira de Computação

 

Thomas, K., Fernandez, M., Brown, S. and Alani, H. (2014) OUSocial2 - A Platform for Gathering Students' Feedback from Social Media, Demo at 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Trentino, Italy

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Saif, H., He, Y., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2014) Semantic Patterns for Sentiment Analysis of Twitter, The 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Riva del Garda - Trentino Italy

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Saif, H., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2014) Automatic Stopword Generation using Contextual Semantics for Sentiment Analysis of Twitter, Poster at The 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Riva del Garda - Trentino Italy

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Fernandez, M., Scharl, A., Bontcheva, K. and Alani, H. (2014) User Profile Modelling in Online Communities, Workshop: SWCS'14 Third International Workshop on Semantic Web Collaborative Spaces, 2014 at 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014)

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Saif, H., Fernandez, M., He, Y. and Alani, H. (2014) On Stopwords, Filtering and Data Sparsity for Sentiment Analysis of Twitter, The 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Saif, H., Fernandez, M., He, Y. and Alani, H. (2014) SentiCircles for Contextual and Conceptual Semantic Sentiment Analysis of Twitter, 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece

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Saif, H., He, Y., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2014) Adapting Sentiment Lexicons using Contextual Semantics for Sentiment Analysis of Twitter, Workshop: Semantic Sentiment Analysis, Crete, Greece

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Fernandez, M., Allen, B., Wandhoefer, T., Cano, E. and Alani, H. (2014) Using Social Media To Inform Policy Making: To whom are we listening?, 1rst European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2014), Brighton, United Kingdom

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Saif, H., Fernandez, M., He, Y. and Alani, H. (2013) Evaluation Datasets for Twitter Sentiment Analysis: A survey and a new dataset, the STS-Gold, Workshop: Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media: approaches and perspectives from AI (ESSEM) at AI*IA Conference, Turin, Italy

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Fernandez, M., Alani, H. and Brown, S. (2013) OU Social: reaching students in social media, Demo at International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, Autralia

 

Karnstedt, M., Hayes, C., Alani, H. and Fernandez, M. (2013) Scalable Analytics to Enable Risk Management in Online Communities, 26th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO'13), Rome, Italy

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Rowe, M., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2013) Modelling and Analysing User Behaviour in Online Communities, IEEE Special Technical Community on Social Networks e-letter, 1, (2)

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Boden, C., Karnstedt, M., Fernandez, M. and Markl, V. (2013) Large-Scale Social-Media Analytics on Stratosphere, Demo at 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013)

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Wandhöfer, T., Taylor, S., Walland, P., Geana, R., Weichselbaum, R., Fernandez, M. and Sizov, S. (2012) Determining Citizens' Opinions About Stories in the News Media, eJournal of eDemocracy & Open Government (JeDEM), 4, 2, pp. 198-221

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Rowe, M., Fernandez, M., Angeletou, S. and Alani, H. (2012) Community Analysis through Semantic Rules and Role Composition Derivation, Journal of Web Semantics

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Rowe, M., Fernandez, M., Alani, H., Ronen, I., Hayes, C. and Karnstedt, M. (2012) Behaviour analysis across different types of Enterprise Online Communities, Web Science Conference, Evanston, US

 

Wandhoefer, T., Eeckhaute, C., Taylor, S. and Fernandez, M. (2012) WeGov analysis tools to connect Policy Makers with Citizens online, Workshop: tGov Transforming Government Workshop, London, UK

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Sabou, M. and Fernandez, M. (2012) Ontology (Network) Evaluation, in eds. Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Enrico Motta and Aldo Gangemi, Ontology Engineering in a Networked World, pp. 193-212, Springer

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Sabou, M. and Fernandez, M. (2012) Ontology (Network) Evaluation, in eds. Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Enrico Motta and Aldo Gangemi, Ontology Engineering in a Networked World, pp. 193-212, Springer

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Fernandez, M., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2011) Linking Data Across Universities: An Integrated Video Lectures Dataset, 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), Bonn, Germany, eds. Noy, et al.

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Fernandez, M., Zhang, Z., Lopez, V., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2011) Ontology Augmentation: combining Semantic Web and Text Resources, 6th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2011), Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Zablith, F., Fernandez, M. and Rowe, M. (2011) The OU Linked Open Data: Production and Consumption, eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age, Extended Semantic Web Conference 2011

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Lopez, V., Fernandez, M., Motta, E. and Stieler, N. (2011) PowerAqua: Supporting Users in Querying and Exploring the Semantic Web, antic Web. Journal of Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability., In Press.

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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

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Fernandez, M., Sabou, M., Knoth, P. and Motta, E. (2010) Predicting the quality of semantic relations by applying Machine Learning classifiers (Best Poster Award), Poster at EKAW 2010 - Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management by the Masses, Lisbon, Portugal

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Fernandez, M., Cantador, I., Lopez, V., Vallet, D., Castells, P. and Motta, E. (2010) Semantically enhanced Information Retrieval: an ontology-based approach, Journal of Web Semantics, Special Issue on Semantic Search. In Press.

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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

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Fernandez, M., Overbeeke, C., Sabou, M. and Motta, E. (2009) What makes a good ontology? A case-study in fine-grained knowledge reuse, The 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai, China

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Sabou, M., Fernandez, M. and Motta, E. (2009) Evaluating Semantic Relations by Exploring Ontologies on the Semantic Web, 14th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB)

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Fernandez, M., Lopez, V., Motta, E., Sabou, M., Uren, V., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2009) Using TREC for cross-comparison between classic IR and ontology-based search models at a Web scale, Workshop: Semantic search workshop at 18th International World Wide Web Conference, Madrid, Spain

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Fernandez, M., Lopez, V., Motta, E., Sabou, M., Uren, V., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2008) Semantic Search meets the Web, International Conference Semantic Computing (ICSC 08), Santa Clara, USA

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Cantador, I., Szomszor, M., Alani, H., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2008) Enriching Ontological User Profiles with Tagging History for Multi-Domain Recommendations, Workshop: 1st International Workshop on Collective Semantics: Collective Intelligence and the Semantic Web (CISWeb 2008) at 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008), Tenerife, Spain, pp. 5-19

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Mylonas, P., Vallet, D., Castells, P., Fernandez, M. and Avrithis, Y. (2008) Personalized information retrieval based on context and ontological knowledge, Knowledge Engineering Review, special issue on Contexts and Ontologies, 23, 1, pp. 73-100

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Dolbear, C., Hobson, P., Vallet, D., Fernandez, M., Cantador, I. and Castells, P. (2008) Personalised Multimedia Summaries Semantic Multimedia and Ontologies, eds. Y. Kompatsiaris and P. Hobson, pp. 165-184, Springer Verlag

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Cantador, I., Fernandez, M., Vallet, D., Castells, P., Picault, J. and Ribière, M. (2008) A Multi-Purpose Ontology-Based Approach for Personalised Content Filtering and Retrieval Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization, eds. M. Wallace, M. Angelides, Ph. Mylonas, 93, pp. 25-51, Springer Verlag

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Lopez, V., Fernandez, M., Motta, E., Sabou, M., Uren, V. and , . (2007) Question Answering on the Real Semantic Web, Demo at 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007), Busan, Korea

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Tejedor, J., García, R., Fernandez, M., López, F., Perdrix, F., Macías, J., Gil, R., Oliva, M., Moya, D., Colás, J. and Castells, P. (2007) Ontology-Based Retrieval of Human Speech, Workshop: 6th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2007) at 18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2007), Regensburg, Germany

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Cantador, I., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2007) Improving Ontology Recommendation and Reuse in WebCORE by Collaborative Assessments, Workshop: Workshop on Social and Collaborative Construction of Structured Knowledge at 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2007), Banff, Canada

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Cantador, I., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2007) Improving Ontology Recommendation and Reuse in WebCORE by Collaborative Assessments, Workshop: Social and Collaborative Construction of Structured Knowledge at 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2007), Banff, Canada

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Vallet, D., Castells, P., Fernandez, M., Mylonas, P. and Avrithis, Y. (2007) Personalized Content Retrieval in Context Using Ontological Knowledge, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. Special issue on the convergence of knowledge engineering, semantics and signal processing in audiovisual information retrieval, 17, 3, pp. 336-346

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Castells, P., Fernandez, M. and Vallet, D. (2007) An Adaptation of the Vector-Space Model for Ontology-Based Information Retrieval, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. Special Issue on Knowledge and Data Engineering in the Semantic Web Era, 19, 2, pp. 261-272

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Vallet, D., Cantador, I., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2006) A Multi-Purpose Ontology-Based Approach for Personalized Content Filtering and Retrieval, Workshop: 1st International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2006), Athens, Greece

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Vallet, D., Fernandez, M., Castells, P., Mylonas, P. and Avrithis, Y. (2006) A contextual personalization approach based on ontological knowledge, Workshop: International Workshop on Context and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications (C and O 2006) at 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006), Riva del Garda, Italy

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Cantador, I., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2006) A Collaborative Recommendation Framework for Ontology Evaluation and Reuse, Workshop: International Workshop on Recommender Systems at 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006), Riva del Garda, Italy

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Fernandez, M., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2006) Using Historical Data to Enhance Rank Aggregation, Demo at 29th Annual International ACM Conference on Research and Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2006), Seattle, WA, USA

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Vallet, D., Fernandez, M., Castells, P., Mylonas, P. and Avrithis, Y. (2006) Personalized Information Retrieval in Context, Workshop: 3rd International Workshop on Modeling and Retrieval of Context (MRC 2006) at 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2006), Boston, USA

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Fernandez, M., Cantador, I. and Castells, P. (2006) CORE: A Tool for Collaborative Ontology Reuse and Evaluation, Workshop: 4th International Workshop on Evaluation of Ontologies for the Web (EON 2006) at 15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2006), Edinburgh, UK

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Evans, A., Fernandez, M., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2006) Adaptive Multimedia Access: From User Needs to Semantic Personalisation, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2006), Kos, Greece

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Fernandez, M., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2006) Probabilistic Score Normalization for Rank Aggregation, 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006), London, UK, 3936, pp. 553-556, Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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Fernandez, M., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2006) Probabilistic Score Normalization for Rank Aggregation, Poster at 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006), London, UK

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Vallet, D., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2005) The Quest for Information Retrieval on The Semantic Web, UPGRADE: the European Journal for the Informatics Professional. Monograph: The Semantic Web, 6, pp. 19-23

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Castells, P., Fernandez, M., Vallet, D., Mylonas, P. and Avrithis, Y. (2005) Self-Tuning Personalized Information Retrieval in an Ontology-Based Framework, Workshop: 1st IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on Web Semantics (SWWS 2005), Agia Napa, Cyprus, 3762, pp. 977-986, Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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Fernandez, M., Vallet, D. and Castells, P. (2005) Automatic Annotation and Semantic Search from Protégé, Demo at 8th International Protégé Conference, Madrid, Spain

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Vallet, D., Fernandez, M. and Castells, P. (2005) An Ontology-Based Information Retrieval Model, 2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2005), Heraklion, Greece, 3532, pp. 455-470, Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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