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I worked on knowledge management projects that use semantic web technologies.

Keys: knowledge management, ontologies, semantic web, human computer interaction


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Uren, V., Wright, D., Scott, J., He, Y. and Saif, H. (2016) Social media and sentiment in bioenergy consultation, International journal of energy sector management

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Uren, V. and Dadzie, A. (2015) Public science communication on Twitter: a visual analytic approach, Aslib Journal of Information Management, 67, 3, pp. 337 - 355

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Lopez, V., Uren, V., Sabou, M. and Motta, E. (2011) Is Question Answering fit for the Semantic Web? A Survey, Journal of Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, In Press

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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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Liu, H., Mulholland, P., Song, D., Uren, V. and Rueger, S. (2011) An Information Foraging Theory Based User Study of an Adaptive User Interaction Framework for Content-based Image Retrieval, Special Session: Interactive Image and Video Retrieval, The 17th International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM2011), Taipei, Taiwan, Springer

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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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Lopez, V., Nikolov, A., Sabou, M., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2010) Scaling up Question-Answering to Linked Data, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management by the Masses (EKAW-2010), Lisboa, Portugal

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Liu, H., Mulholland, P., Song, D., Uren, V. and Rueger, S. (2010) Applying Information Foraging Theory to Understand User Interaction with Content-based Image Retrieval, The Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX2010), New Brunswick, NJ, USA, pp. 135-144, ACM

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Nikolov, A., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2010) Data Linking: Capturing and Utilising Implicit Schema-level Relations, Workshop: Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2010) at 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010), Raleigh, USA

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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2009) Overcoming Schema Heterogeneity between Linked Semantic Repositories to Improve Coreference Resolution, 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2009), Shanghai, China

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Liu, H., Zagorac, S., Uren, V., Song, D. and Rueger, S. (2009) Enabling Effective User Interactions in Content-Based Image Retrieval, The 5th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS2009), Sapporo, Japan, pp. 265-276, Springer

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Ullmann, T., Uren, V. and Nikolov, A. (2009) The SemSearchXplorer - Exploring Semantic Search Results with Semantic Visualizations, Workshop: AST 2009 - Applications of Semantic Technologies at the Informatik 2009, Luebeck, Germany. Informatik 2009 - Im Focus das Leben. GI Edition Lecture Notes in Informatics, eds. Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.; Fischer, Stefan; Maehle, Erik; Reischuk, Rüdiger, Köllen Verlag.

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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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Liu, H., Uren, V., Song, D. and Rueger, S. (2009) A Four-factor User Interaction Model for Content-Based Image Retrieval, The 2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR2009), Cambridge, UK, pp. 297-304, Springer

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Lopez, V., Sabou, M., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2009) Cross-Ontology Question Answering on the Semantic Web -an initial evaluation, Knowledge Capture Conference, 2009, California

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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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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2009) Towards data fusion in a multi-ontology environment, Workshop: Linked Data on the Web at 18th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2009), Madrid, Spain

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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2008) Refining instance coreferencing results using belief propagation, 3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2008), Bangkok, Thailand

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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2008) Integration of semantically annotated data by the KnoFuss architecture, 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2008), Acitrezza, Italy

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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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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2008) Using the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence to resolve ABox inconsistencies Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web I, eds. Paulo C.G. da Costa, Claudia d'Amato, Nicola Fanizzi, Kathryn B. Laskey, Ken Laskey, Thomas Lukasiewicz, Matthias Nickles, Mike Pool

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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2008) Handling instance coreferencing in the KnoFuss architecture, Workshop: Identity and Reference on the Semantic Web at 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008), Tenerife, Spain

 

Uren, V., Lei, Y. and Motta, E. (2008) SemSearch: refining semantic search, Demo at ESWC, Tenerife

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Liu, H., Song, D., Rueger, S., Hu, R. and Uren, V. (2008) Comparing Dissimilarity Measures for Content-based Image Retrieval, The 4th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS2008), Harbin, China, pp. 44-50, Springer

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Uren, V., Lei, Y., Lopez, V., Liu, H., Motta, E. and Giordanino, M. (2007) The usability of semantic search tools: a review, Knowledge Engineering Review, 22, 4, pp. 361-377

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Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2007) Using the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence to Resolve ABox Inconsistencies, Workshop: Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web at ISWC 2007, Busan, Korea

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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

 

Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2007) KnoFuss: A Comprehensive Architecture for Knowledge Fusion, Poster at K-CAP 2007, Whistler, Canada

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Zhu, J., Eisenstadt, M., Gonçalves, A., Denham, C., Uren, V. and Song, D. (2007) Social Search With Missing Data: Which Ranking Algorithm?, Journal of Digital Information Management special issue on Web Information Retrieval, eds. Pit.Pichappan, Keith van Rijsbergen, and Iadh Ounis, Digital Information Research Foundation

 

Lei, Y., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2007) SemEval: A Framework for Evaluating Semantic Metadata, The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, KCAP 2007, Whistler, BC

 

Zhu, J., Goncalves, A., Uren, V., Motta, E., Pacheco, R., Song, D. and Rueger, S. (2007) Entity Association Discovery in Organizational Information Space, IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics 2007, Hong Kong, China

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Zhu, J., Goncalves, A., Uren, V., Motta, E., Pacheco, R., Song, D. and Rueger, S. (2007) Community Relation Discovery by Named Entities, International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics 2007, Hong Kong, China, IEEE

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Lopez, V., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Pasin, M. (2007) AquaLog: An ontology-driven question answering system for organizational semantic intranets, Journal of Web Semantics, 5, 2, pp. 72-105, Elsevier

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Lei, Y., Lopez, V., Motta, E. and Uren, V. (2007) An Infrastructure for Building Semantic Web Portals, Journal of Web Engineering, 2007, 6, 4

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Zhu, J., Gonçalves, A., Uren, V., Motta, E., Pacheco, R., Eisenstadt, M. and Song, D. (2007) Relation Discovery from Web Data for Competency Management, Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal, 5, 4, IOS Press

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Buckingham Shum, S., Uren, V., Li, G., Sereno, B. and Mancini, C. (2007) Modelling Naturalistic Argumentation in Research Literatures: Representation and Interaction Design Issues, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, (Special Issue on Computational Models of Natural Argument), 22, 1, pp. 17-47, kmi Technical report 04-28

 

Lei, Y., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2007) SemRef: An Evaluation Refererence Model for Semantic Metadata, Poster at 4th European Semantic Web Conference

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Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2006) Semantic Search Components: a blueprint for effective query language interfaces, EKAW 2006 - 15th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks, Podebrady, Czech Republic

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Lei, Y., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2006) SemSearch: A Search Engine for the Semantic Web, 15th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks (EKAW 2006), Podebrady, Czech Republic

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Nanas, N., Uren, V. and Roeck, A. (2006) Immune-Inspired Adaptive Information Filtering Artificial Immune Systems, LNCS 4163/2006, pp. 418-431, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg

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Goncalves, A., Zhu, J., Song, D., Uren, V. and Pacheco, R. (2006) LRD: Latent Relation Discovery for Vector Space Expansion and Information Retrieval, Advances in Web-Age Information Management: 7th International Conference, WAIM 2006, June 17-19, 2006. LNCS 4016/2006, Hong Kong, China, pp. 122 - 133, Springer Verlag

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Lei, Y., Sabou, M., Lopez, V., Zhu, J., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2006) An Infrastructure for Acquiring High Quality Semantic Metadata, the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006), Budva, Montenegro

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Lopez, V., Motta, E. and Uren, V. (2006) AquaLog: An ontology-driven Question Answering System to interface the Semantic Web, HLT-NAACL 2006 - Demo session, New York

 

Nikolov, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Roeck, A. (2006) Measuring similarity for fusing extracted knowledge, Workshop: 9th Annual CLUK Research Colloquium, Milton Keynes, UK, pp. 33-40

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Buckingham Shum, S., Uren, V., Li, G., Sereno, B. and Mancini, C. (2006) Modelling Naturalistic Argumentation in Research Literatures: Representation and Interaction Design Issues, International Journal of Intelligent Systems (Special issue on Computational Models of Natural Argument)

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Uren, V., Buckingham Shum, S., Bachler, M. and Li, G. (2006) Sensemaking Tools for Understanding Research Literatures: Design, Implementation and User Evaluation, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 64, 5, pp. 420-445

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Uren, V., Cimiano, P., Hanndschuh, S., Vargas-Vera, M., Motta, E. and Ciravegna, F. (2006) Semantic Annotation for Knowledge Management: Requirements and a Survey of the State of the Art, Journal of Web Semantics, 4, 1

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Sabou, M., Lopez, V., Motta, E. and Uren, V. (2006) Ontology Selection: Ontology Evaluation on the Real Semantic Web, Workshop: Evaluation of Ontologies for the Web (EON 2006) at 15th International World Wide Web Conference, Edinburgh

 

Damle, D., Uren, V., DeRoeck, A. and Domingue, J. (2005) Identifying Important Words For Semi-automatically Building Ontologies From Natural Language Text, 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05), Pune, India

 

Damle, D. and Uren, V. (2005) Extracting significant words from corpora for ontology extraction (poster), International Conference on Knowledge Capture, KCAP 05, Banff, Canada

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Uren, V., Motta, E., Dzbor, M. and Cimiano, P. (2005) Browsing for Information by Highlighting Automatically Generated Annotations: A User Study and Evaluation, 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Banff, Canada

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Zhu, J., Gonçalves, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Pacheco, R. (2005) CORDER: COmmunity Relation Discovery by named Entity Recognition, Poster at International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Banff, Canada Proceedings of Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K Cap'2005), pp. 219-220, ACM

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Zhu, J., Goncalves, A., Uren, V., Motta, E. and Pacheco, R. (2005) Mining Web Data for Competency Management, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2005, Compiegne University of Technology, France Proceedings of 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2005 (WI'2005), eds. Andrzej Skowron, Rakesh Agrawal, Michael Luck, Takahira Yamaguchi, Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Jiming Liu, Ning Zhong, pp. 94-100, IEEE Computer Society

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Zhu, J., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2005) ESpotter: Adaptive Named Entity Recognition for Web Browsing, Professional Knowledge Management Conference (WM2005), Kaiserslautern, Germany Proceedings of Professional Knowledge Management Conference (WM 2005), eds. Klaus Dieter Althoff Andreas Dengel Ralph Bergmann Markus Nick Thomas Roth Berghofer, pp. 518-529, Springer Verlag LNAI

 

Gonçalves, A., Uren, V., Kern, V. and Pacheco, R. (2005) Mining Knowledge from Textual Databases: An Approach using Ontology based Context Vectors, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Innsbruck, Austria

 

Uren, V., Zhu, J. and Goncalves, A. (2005) Applying Mined Social Networks to Knowledge Management Scenarios, AIS SIGSEMIS Bulletin

 

Zhu, J., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2004) ESpotter: A Prototype System for Adaptive Named Entity Recognition Supporting Web Browsing, Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'2004), Springer-Verlag

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Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2004) Lexicon Generation by Extraction of Context Patterns, Workshop: Application of Language and Semantic Technologies to support Knowledge Management Processes at 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management EKAW 2004, Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK

 

Nanas, N., Uren, V., Roeck, A. and Domingue, J. (2004) An Autopoietic Term Network capable of Personalised Document Evaluation, 3rd International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS), Catania, Italy

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Buckingham Shum, S., Uren, V., Mancini, C. and Li, G. (2004) Computer Supported Collaborative Modelling of Naturalistic Argumentation in Research Literatures, Workshop: Computational Models of Natural Argument at European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Valencia, Spain

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Zhu, J., Uren, V. and Motta, E. (2004) ESpotter: A Prototype System for Adaptive Named Entity Recognition Supporting Web Browsing, Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (Hypertext'04), Santa Cruz, USA Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (Hypertext'04)

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Uren, V., Buckingham Shum, S., Mancini, C. and Li, G. (2004) Modelling Naturalistic Argumentation in Research Literatures, Workshop: 4th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument at ECAI 2004, Valencia, Spain

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Dzbor, M., Motta, E., Uren, V., Lei, Y. and Domingue, J. (2004) Reflection on the future of knowledge portals, SIGSEMIS Bulletin, 1, 2, Association For Information Systems

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Nanas, N., Uren, V., Roeck, A. and Domingue, J. (2004) Beyond TREC's Filtering Track, International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Proceedings International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation

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Nanas, N., Uren, V., Roeck, A. and Domingue, J. (2004) Multi Topic Information Filtering with a Single User Profile, 3rd Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Samos

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Uren, V., Sereno, B., Buckingham Shum, S. and Li, G. (2003) Interfaces for capturing interpretations of research literature, Workshop: Distributed and CollectiveKnowledge Capture Workshop at Knowledge Capture Conference, Florida, USA

 

Stix, V. and Uren, V. (2003) Semantic Structuring of Concepts found in Scholarly Literature: An Empirical Study using a Fuzzy Clustering Approach, SCI 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA Proceedings SCI 2003, IIIS

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Nanas, N., Uren, V., Roeck, A. and Domingue, J. (2003) Building and Applying a Concept Hierarchy Representation of a User Profile, ACM /SIGIR International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

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Buckingham Shum, S., Uren, V., Li, G., Domingue, J. and Motta, E. (2003) Visualizing Internetworked Argumentation, in eds. Paul A Kirschner Simon Buckingham Shum Chad S Carr, Visualizing Argumentation: Software Tools for Collaborative and Educational Sense Making, Springer Verlag

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Uren, V., Buckingham Shum, S., Li, G., Domingue, J. and Motta, E. (2003) Scholarly Publishing and Argument in Hyperspace, Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference, Budapest, Hungary Proceedings Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference

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Li, G., Uren, V., Motta, E., Buckingham Shum, S. and Domingue, J. (2002) ClaiMaker: Weaving a Semantic Web of Research Papers, 1st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2002)

 

Buckingham Shum, S., Uren, V., Li, G., Domingue, J., Motta, E. and Mancini, C. (2002) Designing Representational Coherence into an Infrastructure for Collective Sensemaking, Workshop: International Workshop on Infrastructures for Distributed Collective Practices, San Diego, US

 

Uren, V. and Addis, T. (2002) How weak text categorizers based upon different principles can strengthen performance, the computer journal, 45, pp. 511 524

 

Uren, V. (2001) Combining text categorizers (PhD thesis), eds. University of Portsmouth

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