KMi Seminars
KMi invites external speakers to present their work to the lab. We also welcome approaches from researchers who are interested to present their work. Please contact either the KMi staff member who is working in your field, or the seminars coordinator, Anna De Liddo.

Events take place at the KMi Podium (Berrill Building, 4th Floor North) unless otherwise stated.

To add/remove yourself from KMi Seminar announcements, enter your email address and select kmi-seminar-list from the list on this page. Below are past and forthcoming speakers.

Forthcoming Events
Configurable Multi-agent Systems Based on Performance Matrix for Facial Recognition
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Configurable Multi-agent Systems Based on Performance Matrix for Facial Recognition
Dr He Hongmei Cyber-Physical System Centre, Engineering Science Division, School of Engineering, Cranfield University

Recent Events

The power of informal learning: A social network perspective
Wednesday 02 April 2014
The power of informal learning: A social network perspective
Dr Bart Rienties Institute of Educational Technology (IET), The Open University
Taking Control of Learning Data
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Taking Control of Learning Data
Dr. Ben Betts HT2 http://LearningLocker.net
Open Science and Archaeology - experiences from the DART project
Monday 10 March 2014
Open Science and Archaeology - experiences from the DART project
Dr Antony Beck The University of Leeds
Exploring Scholarly Data with Rexplore
Wednesday 05 March 2014
Exploring Scholarly Data with Rexplore
Francesco Osborne
Citizen-led social innovation: re-booting academia
Monday 10 February 2014
Citizen-led social innovation: re-booting academia
Dr Erinma Ochu University of Manchester
 
KMi Seminars
KMi 2013 - A review of the year

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Journal | 25 years of knowledge acquisition
 

Semantic Web and Knowledge Services is...


Semantic Web and Knowledge Services
"The Semantic Web is an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation" (Berners-Lee et al., 2001).

Our research in the Semantic Web area looks at the potentials of fusing together advances in a range of disciplines, and applying them in a systemic way to simplify the development of intelligent, knowledge-based web services and to facilitate human access and use of knowledge available on the web. For instance, we are exploring ways in which tnatural language interfaces can be used to facilitate access to data distributed over different repositories. We are also developing infrastructures to support rapid development and deployment of semantic web services, which can be used to create web applications on-the-fly. We are also investigating ways in which semantic technology can support learning on the web, through a combination of knowledge representation support, pedagogical theories and intelligent content aggregation mechanisms. Finally, we are also investigating the Semantic Web itself as a domain of analysis and performing large scale empirical studies to uncover data about the concrete epistemologies which can be found on the Semantic Web. This exciting new area of research gives us concrete insights on the different conceptualizations that are present on the Semantic Web by giving us the possibility to discover which are the most common viewpoints, which viewpoints are mutually inconsistent, to what extent different models agree or disagree, etc...

Our aim is to be at the forefront of both theoretical and practical developments on the Semantic Web not only by developing theories and models, but also by building concrete applications, for a variety of domains and user communities, including KMi and the Open University itself.