All 294 Past Events

A Uniform Model for Tolerance-Based Real-Time Computing

Standard real-time models do not consider the fact that a chosen technical deadline is different from the critical latency where the service utility becomes zero.  But this fact is rather important for engineering practice.

Presenter: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Raimund Kirner
Organisation: School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 03 December 2014
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Exploratory Search and Trend Detection

The talk will present the notion of exploratory search as a means to go beyond "lookup", like learning or investigating (Marchionini 2006), and sketch its usefulness in new applications such as Digital Humanities. In...

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer
Organisation: Institut für Informatik/Computer Science Department Universität Leipzig
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
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Engaged research in healthcare - what can digital engagement offer?

A research team drawn from the Faculty of Business Law at the Open University and Healthcare Improvement at UCL Partners, led by Prof John Storey, is currently carrying out a major 3 year research project, funded by the...

Presenter: Dr Richard Holti
Organisation: The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 10 November 2014
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A Semantic Modelling and Ranking Approach for Agricultural Sensor Data Analytics

Sensor data analytics is an essential part of agricultural decision support systems. Farmers and crop managers need fit for purpose environmental derived data and predictive models to help them monitor their crop and adjust control options for...

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Cabral
Organisation: ISSL, CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 30 October 2014
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Designed visualisation: good design doing good?

The talk will introduce ideas around design as an agent of change and how designed visual communications can operate within the field of argument visualisation.The opportunities present within the the EPSRC-funded platform for Election Debate...

Presenter: Dr. Paul Wilson
Organisation: Lecturer, School of Design, University of Leeds
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 29 July 2014
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Point-based medialness for shape representation, recognition and movement computing

Prashant Aparajeya will present the research project "Point-based medialness for shape representation, recognition and movement computing" that he is conducting at Computer Vision group, Goldsmiths, University of London. In this work...

Presenter: PhD Researcher Prashant Aparajeya
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 16 July 2014
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Teaching the Internet over the Internet

Cisco Systems developed as part of their academy programme a simulator for teaching networking in 2007/8. This discussion describes how this is used within the Open University as well as how the development of the multiuser tool may shape the...

Presenter: Andrew Smith
Organisation: The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 07 July 2014
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The Election Debate Visualisation (EDV) Project

During the 2010 UK general election, the first ever televised Prime Ministerial debates took place. Research and pilot work in KMi and at University of Leeds demonstrated the interest that this sparked in the public, their need for more...

Presenter: Dr Brian Plüss
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 19 June 2014
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Configurable Multi-agent Systems Based on Performance Matrix for Facial Recognition

In order to solve the intrapersonal variation problem in facial recognition, we propose a framework of a multi-engine system for facial recognition configurable in image types, watch sizes and engines based on performance matrices. The value...

Presenter: Dr He Hongmei
Organisation: Cyber-Physical System Centre, Engineering Science Division, School of Engineering, Cranfield University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 June 2014
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Developing a publics-centred approach to conducting and evaluating engaged research

Developing a publics-centred approach to conducting and evaluating engaged research: a case study of the Participation Now project Although public engagement is high on the agenda - within higher education and other...

Presenter: Dr Hilde Stephansen
Organisation: Social Sciences, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 09 June 2014
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The usability of Description Logics Understanding the cognitive difficulties presented by Description Logics

Description Logics have been extensively studied from the view- point of decidability and computational tractability. Less attention has been given to their usability and the cognitive difficulties they present, in particular for those who are...

Presenter: Paul Warren
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 04 June 2014
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SentiCircles for Contextual and Conceptual Semantic Sentiment Analysis of Twitter

Lexicon-based approaches to Twitter sentiment analysis are gaining much popularity due to their simplicity, domain independence, and relatively good performance. These approaches rely on sentiment lexicons, where a collection of words are...

Presenter: Hassan Saif
Organisation: KMi, The OpenUniversity
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 14 May 2014
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Dedalo: looking for Clusters Explanations in a Labyrinth of Linked Data

We present Dedalo, a framework which is able to exploit Linked Data to generate explanations for clusters. In general, any result of a Knowledge Discovery process, including clusters, is interpreted by human experts who use their background...

Presenter: Ilaria Tiddi
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 14 May 2014
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Abstracting patterns of civic online deliberation from field experiences and their evaluation.

Patterns have been proposed by Christopher Alexander (Alexander, 1977) as discernible regularities in the world or in a manmade design.Patterns are therefore a way for sharing knowledge, and reuse it. After their application in...

Presenter: Associate Professor Fiorella de Cindio
Organisation: Department of Computer Science, Universita' di Milano
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 13 May 2014
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The power of informal learning: A social network perspective

Across the globe, people follow formal and informal training & professional development programmes in order to further update and fine-tune their skills, knowledge and competences. While some programmes indicate positive learning effects,...

Presenter: Dr Bart Rienties
Organisation: Institute of Educational Technology (IET), The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 02 April 2014
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Taking Control of Learning Data

In this session I will talk about the ADL's xAPI specification and how it applies to learning technology. The proliferation of personal data, coupled with the increasing variety of online learning tools and the demand for a more scientific...

Presenter: Dr. Ben Betts
Organisation: HT2 http://LearningLocker.net
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 12 March 2014
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Exploring Scholarly Data with Rexplore

Rexplore leverages novel solutions in large-scale data mining, semantic technologies and visual analytics, to provide an innovative environment for exploring and making sense of scholarly data. In particular, Rexplore allows...

Presenter: Francesco Osborne
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 05 March 2014
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Personal Learning Environments and Emergent Educational Practices

One of the major worries for educators about educational technology, is try to understand how  emergent technologies and concepts, more than in the theoretical and technological area, are impacting on the day to day of the learning...

Presenter: Dr. Linda J. Castaneda
Organisation: Group of Research in Educational Technology. University of Murcia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 04 February 2014
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EUCLID Module 6: Scaling Up Linked Data

Linked Data and Big Data are among the most promising emerging technologies that will impact the Enterprise Data Management landscape. Previous EUCLID webinars have provided and overview of the various application scenarios and best practices...

Presenter: Marin Dimitrov
Organisation: OntoText Lab., Sirma AI Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 19 December 2013
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The Flashmeeting digital videoconferencing system: The case of the I am not Scared project

Distance learning helps to cover the geographical and time constraints. The development of technology offers the right tools in order to address the constraints and a lot of educational organizations (especially higher education) use systems...

Presenter: Stefanos Armakolas
Organisation: School of Pedagogical Technological Education (ASPETE)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 19 December 2013
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Investigation into Raindrop Detection and Removal for Improved Sensing in Automotive Computer Vision Applications

Automotive Computer Vision is becoming more mainstream as the hardware for such is becoming more accessible.  This is giving rise to implementations being added to such systems, of which most are indended to increase safety. Examples...

Presenter: Dereck D Webster
Organisation: Cranfield University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 December 2013
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In the quest for the city of knowledge: challenges and developments

Today plenty of data is emerging from various city systems. Beyond the classical Web resources, large amounts of data are retrieved from sensors, devices, social networks or governmental applications. There is a need to make...

Presenter: PhD Vanessa Lopez
Organisation: IBM Research Ireland
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 17 December 2013
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Big Data Opportunities and Challenges for IR, Text Mining, and NLP

HTRC is a collaborative effort of Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with the HathiTrust, to provide a new mode of access to the content of research libraries. That is, HTRC enables computational...

Presenter: Professor Beth Plale
Organisation: Director, Data to Insight Center Managing Director, Pervasive Technology Institute Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 12 December 2013
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Juxtalearn: From Practice into Practice

School and University students studying science and technology often encounter barriers to their understanding of complex concepts.  However, unlike in the arts, students are frequently poorly motivated to overcome these barriers. ...

Presenter: Dr. Anne Adams
Organisation: University College London Interaction Centre
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 09 December 2013
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Open access, open source and OpenClinical: a knowledge commons for healthcare?

Computational techniques for supporting clinical decision-making have been discussed for over 50 years (Ledley and Lusted, Science, 1959) and research on clinical decision support (CDS) has been a recognisable subfield of medical informatics...

Presenter: Professor John Fox
Organisation: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and Department of Oncology, UCL and Royal Free Hospital
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 27 November 2013
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Rapid Prototyping in distance learning for Industrial Design studies

In this talk, it will be discussed the use of Rapid Prototyping in the teaching of Industrial design and Product Development and the possibilities of this technology to improve and make easier distance education (e-learning or b-learning) in...

Presenter: Dr. Nieves Pedreira Souto
Organisation: Department of Information and Communications Technologies, University of A Corua, Spain
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 22 November 2013
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Mining Research Publication Networks for Impact

The question of how to evaluate the quality of research publications is very difficult to answer and despite decades of research, there is still no standard solution to this problem. Particularly at present, with the amount of scholarly...

Presenter: Drahomira Herrmannova
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 06 November 2013
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Explaining data patterns using background knowledge from Linked Data

When using data mining to find regularities in data, the obtained results (or patterns) need to be interpreted and understood, so that they can be subsequently reused in new Knowledge Discovery processes. The background knowledge to...

Presenter: Ilaria Tiddi
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 17 October 2013
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How to lose publics and alienate people: Social exclusion in public engagement with science

Concerns about participation in science engagement, communication and education have typically been framed in terms of ‘barriers’ to participation. Such barriers include cost, location and interest in science.  Doubtless...

Presenter: Dr Emily Dawson
Organisation: Kings College London
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 14 October 2013
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EUCLID Module 5

The fifth EUCLID webinar will focus on technologies and approaches towards exploiting Linked Data by building LD applications. First, we will provide an overview of main types of linked data applications and list examples of popular existing...

Presenter: Christoph Pinkel
Organisation: fluid Operations AG
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 14 October 2013
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Vilfredo goes to Athens: an AI moderator for Consensus Building

Vilfredo goes to Athens is a Human Being Genetic Algorithm to help a small group of people (up to a couple of dozen people) to reach a consensus on an open question. It uses a novel form of voting where a proposal A dominates a...

Presenter: Dr. Pietro Speroni di Fenizio
Organisation: DCU external Investigator, Ahref consultant
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 08 October 2013
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Changing energy consumption awareness by means of technology

Developing a “smarter” world means creating technologies that will be part of daily routine of a diversity of people. Providing more adequate feedback of energy consumption (and generation) is an example of this scenario that may...

Presenter: Lara Piccolo
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 September 2013
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Neural Patterns of Engagement

In this talk, Roberto Fernandez and Fridolin Wild report on first experiences with a brain scanner on the quest to observe cognitive affective states and the according level of engagement during learning. They report on two experiments with...

Presenter: Dr. Roberto Fernandez Martinez
Organisation: University of La Rioja, Spain
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 02 August 2013
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A Case Study on Generating Semantic Sensor Data

The recent years have seen a vast increase in the amount of environmental sensor data that is being published on the Web. Semantic enrichment of sensor data addresses the problems of re-use, integration and discovery. One of the main...

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Cabral
Organisation: ISSL, CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 July 2013
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The Grand Challenges in Technology-Enhanced Learning

This lecture proposes a top-level agenda for research and development in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) from the background of the STELLAR and TEL-MAP projects. On a 5-10 year horizon, research and development of learning technology and...

Presenter: Fridolin Wild
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 09 July 2013
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Structured Kernel-based Learning for Spatial Role Labeling

Referring to objects or entities in the space, as well as to relations holding among them, is one of the most important functionality in natural language understanding. As a result, the detection of spatial utterances finds many applications,...

Presenter: Emanuele Bastianelli
Organisation: Semantic Analytics Group - University of Rome Tor Vergata
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 03 July 2013
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Challenges of finding aesthetically pleasing images

The problem of evaluating the aesthetics of photos is considered to be quite complex. Most photographers appear to be more or less skeptical on the ability of automatic aesthetics evaluation, the reasons they give usually refer to the...

Presenter: Stanislav Bagley
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 26 June 2013
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Interacting with complexity ontologies, Description Logics and cognitive science

The use of ontologies is now prevalent in a large number of domains.  In the last decade, the standardisation of the OWL family of languages has led to the widespread use of Description Logics to define ontologies.  At the same time,...

Presenter: Paul Warren
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 19 June 2013
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Learning artisan production of Maori carvings with the help of mobile technologies

This presentation provides an overview of the findings of a small exploratory study that evaluated the effectiveness of mobile learning to supplement the face-to-face teaching and learning of a whakairo (Māori carving) three-day course...

Presenter: Travis Timoko
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 11 June 2013
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Peer Supported Problem Solving and Mathematical Knowledge

My Ph. D. thesis has developed around a technological intervention intended to transform a peer produced reference resource into a peer produced learning environment.  PlanetMath.org will become a mathematics practicum and laboratory for...

Presenter: Joe Corneli
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 29 May 2013
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Interpreting Linked Data as ontologies: doctrines and creeping issues

Years of advancements in the Semantic Web are determining a technological gap between the Linked Data levels of the traditional Semantic Web vision, and its higher layers. While the core knowledge representation and interlinking mechanisms...

Presenter: Dr. Alessandro Adamou
Organisation: The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 15 May 2013
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Relational Database to RDF (RDB2RDF)

This tutorial will introduce participants to mapping Relational Databases to RDF (RDB2RDF). We will present the two new, interrelated and complementary W3C standards, “Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF” and “R2RML: RDB...

Presenter: Juan Sequeda
Organisation: Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas, Austin
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 15 May 2013
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Ephorus: The stony road of innovation

Ephorus has grown to become market leader with over 5,000 customers in 28 countries, 2.5 M Euros revenue, 32 staff. Ephorus did this without any 'angels' or 'investors'. After starting the company I found that, although...

Presenter: Joep Chappin
Organisation: Ephorus
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 25 April 2013
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EUCLID Module 3: The Production of Linked Data

The third EUCLID webinar will cover the whole spectrum of Linked Data production and exposure. After a grounding in the Linked Data principles and best practice, with special emphasis on the VoID vocabulary, we will cover R2RML, operating on...

Presenter: Dr Barry Norton
Organisation: Solutions Architect, Ontotext
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 22 April 2013
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A Question of Complexity Measuring the Maturity of Online Enquiry Communities

Online enquiry communities such as Question Answering (Q&A) websites allow people to seek answers to all kind of questions. With the growing popularity of such platforms, it is important for community managers to constantly monitor the...

Presenter: Gregoire Burel
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 April 2013
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Harnessing Linked Knowledge Sources for Topic Classification in Social Media

Topic classification (TC) of short text messages o ffers an effective and fast way to reveal events happening around the world ranging from those related to Disaster (e.g. Sandy hurricane) to those related to Violence (e.g. Egypt revolution)....

Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Cano Basave
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 03 April 2013
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Some challenges for large-scale data management

The digital universe is booming, especially in terms of the amount of metadata and user-generated data available. This raises serious data management challenges, including the identification, amongst all such data, of...

Presenter: Dr. Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez
Organisation: Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 March 2013
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EUCLID Module 2: Querying Linked Data

This module will provide further details on making queries over Linked Data with SPARQL, and also cover the update language and protocol. Insight will be given into the interaction of inference and querying and on the formation of a query plan...

Presenter: Dr Barry Norton
Organisation: Solutions Architect, Ontotext
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 04 March 2013
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User Engagement in the Digital World

In the online world, user engagement refers to the quality of the user experience that emphasizes the positive aspects of the interaction with a web application and, in particular, the phenomena associated with wanting to use that application...

Presenter: Dr. Mounia Lalmas
Organisation: Yahoo! Research, Barcelona
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 28 November 2012
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Feature LDA: a Supervised Topic Model for Automatic Detection of Web API Documentations from the Web

Web APIs have gained increasing popularity in recent Web service technology development owing to its simplicity of technology stack and the proliferation of mashups. However, efficiently discovering Web APIs and the relevant documentations on...

Presenter: Dr. Chenghua Lin
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 06 November 2012
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Learning Analytics symposium

This hybrid face-to-face/webinar is part of SoLAR Storm — the new virtual research lab convened by the

Presenter: Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 25 October 2012
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EUCLID Module 1: Linked Data

This module aims to provide a general overview of the main topics related to using Linked Data. It is only an introduction and some of the topics are only mentioned and then discussed in greater detail in one of the following modules. The main...

Presenter: Dr Barry Norton
Organisation: Solutions Architect, Ontotext
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 01 October 2012
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Knowledge Architecture (Free and in Flow) in a Social Network

This presentation is an overview of my PhD research related to the OpenScout project and developed during my visiting research internship at KMi. It is a working in progress. It aims to discuss a virtual social network as a knowledge space....

Presenter: Izabel Meister
Organisation: Mackenzie University, So Paulo, Brazil
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 03 September 2012
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The Web in Science and Research

 In this presentation, Peter will talk about the involvement of the web in the scientific process. He will attempt to contextualize this area within the field of web science and present four core research topics. These core topics are:...

Presenter: Peter Kraker
Organisation: Know-Center, Graz University of Technology
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 24 July 2012
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Topic Models for Data Mining

A topic model is a probabilistic generative model for extracting a latent structure from discrete data such as text document. Topic models are successfully used in a wide variety of applications including information retrieval, collaborative...

Presenter: Dr. Tomoharu Iwata
Organisation: NTT/University of Cambridge
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 13 July 2012
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Context Computing Based on Wireless Features

We are surrounded by sensing and actuating wireless devices. This environment is characterised by a high number of devices which can be reportedly explored as atypical ubiquitous sensing devices such as the power supply system, light bulbs or...

Presenter: Dr. Stephan Sigg
Organisation: National Institute of Informatics
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 04 July 2012
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Inferring the Structure of a Tennis Game Using Multimodal Information

Our ambitious long-term goal is to understand multimodal interaction between humans and we use a sports game, tennis, as a starting-point. In tennis, the goals of interactions are clearly defined and the interaction is subject to clear rules....

Presenter: Dr. Qiang Huang
Organisation: School of Computing Sciences - University of East Anglia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 June 2012
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Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

We now live in a sea of tweets, posts, blogs, and updates coming from a significant fraction of the people in the connected world. Our personal and professional relationships are now made up as much of texts, emails, phone calls, photos,...

Presenter: Marc Smith
Organisation: Connected Action Consulting Group
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 11 November 2011
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Learning Conditional Random Fields from Unaligned Data for Natural Language Understanding

One of the key tasks in natural language understanding is semantic parsing which maps natural language sentences to complete formal meaning representations. Rule-based approaches are typically domain-specific and often fragile. Statistical...

Presenter: Dr. Deyu Zhou
Organisation: School of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 28 October 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Current trends towards networked communities and digital citizenship, as well as workplace changes including distributed/collaborative work patterns and an (arguably) higher value being placed on 'knowledge' work, all make digital capabilities...

Presenter: Allison Littlejohn
Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 15 July 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Despite promising example implementations the amount of empirical research about the use of PLE for learning is rather small. One of the reasons for this is that the concept of PLE is still fuzzy and that there is no shared research agenda for PLE...

Presenter: Marco Kalz
Organisation: Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies of the Open University of the Netherlands
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 14 July 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Now that we are finally realizing a global infrastructure for sharing of learning resources, we need new ways to deal with the resulting abundance. To this effect, we apply the Snowflake Effect, a label we use for a widespread trend towards...

Presenter: Erik Duval
Organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 July 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Thomas Sporer will give a talk on reflection in experiential learning and the role of blended assessment to bridge the gap between informal and formal learning contexts. Key competencies are of crucial importance for an education systems that aims...

Presenter: Thomas Sporer
Organisation: Institute for Media and Educational Technology
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 08 July 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

This presentation will examine identity construction in the age of social media. How do we practically manage our sense of [digital] identity when the boundary between our online selves and our real world selves becomes blurred. What ethical...

Presenter: Steven Warburton
Organisation: University of London International Programmes
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 07 July 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

The lecture will discuss ways to collect, share and distil usage information in order to enable personalized support for learning activities. After motivating the need for new ways of aggregating usage information, we will discuss a format to...

Presenter: Martin Wolpers
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 05 July 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

This talk is about some core objects encountered in PLEs that can cause or even foster learning. Literature on PLEs often reports the features every PLE share. The following are worth mentioning among the most frequently reported: personalisation...

Presenter: Philippe Dessus
Organisation: University Joseph-Fourier and University Pierre-Mendès-Franc
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 01 July 2011
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On Service Value Networks Composition

In our research we aim at a framework for Service Value Network (SVN) composition. Such framework focuses on business-oriented issues. In this sense, based on the concept of economic reciprocity, we consider a service as an economic activity that...

Presenter: Ivan S. Razo-Zapata
Organisation: Free University Amsterdam
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 27 June 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

The growth of data in the knowledge society creates opportunities for new insights through advanced analysis methods based on information retrieval technologies. Educational institutions also create and own huge datasets on their students and course...

Presenter: Hendrik Drachsler
Organisation: Open University in the Netherlands
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 24 June 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Technology-enhanced learning aims to design, develop and test socio-technical innovations that will support and enhance learning practices and knowledge sharing of individuals and organizations. It is therefore an application domain that generally...

Presenter: Hendrik Drachsler
Organisation: Open University in the Netherlands
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 23 June 2011
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Making Representations Matter

In this talk I will describe the research leading up to my doctoral thesis. The thesis develops and applies a method to analyze, characterize, and compare instances of participatory representational practice in such a way as to highlight...

Presenter: Al Selvin
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 08 June 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

In most educational scenarios, the learners that use online discussions such as instant messaging and discussion forums never receive feedback for their conversations, especially due to the fact that such an analysis is very difficult and time...

Presenter: Traian Rebedea
Organisation: “Politehnica” University of Bucharest
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 07 June 2011
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From Search to Discovery

The landscape of the search industry is undergoing fundamental change. In particular, there is a growing realisation that the true value of search is best realised by embedding it a wider discovery context, so that in addition to facilitating basic...

Presenter: Tony Russell-Rose
Organisation: Endeca
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 01 June 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Within this talk, a new (small) theory of learning with technology will be presented, which is grounded in methodical culturalism and activity theory. The theory boils down to grounding the development of rich professional competence in sharing...

Presenter: Fridolin Wild
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 17 May 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, in-car systems, games consoles, interactive whiteboards: the range and sophistication of Internet-enabled devices that users are working and learning with has expanded dramatically in recent years, and when...

Presenter: Scott Wilson
Organisation: Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 10 May 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

Inter-widget communication is one of the foundations for achieving flexibility and interactivity in widget-based environments, and therefore in MUP/PLEs. In this talk, systems for inter-widget communication in Web applications will be discussed. A...

Presenter: Ivan Zuzak
Organisation: School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 03 May 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

This talk will introduce the approach of "partial semantic interoperability" to help widgets communicate and understand each other. An important requirement of the approach is how it scales to the current situation with hundreds of thousands of...

Presenter: Matthias Palmér
Organisation: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 26 April 2011
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MUP/PLE lecture series

This talk outlines an approach for mapping what various systems have to offer with respect to the MUPPLE perspective. The mapping is based on a wide range of features that can be supported by a system or not. Similar features are grouped into...

Presenter: Matthias Palmér
Organisation: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 26 April 2011
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MUP/PLE Lecture Series

In this talk, underlying social media models will be discussed. Their potential to understand the interaction processes, to implement recommendation and to enforce trust will be illustrated. A special focus will be placed on capturing context in...

Presenter: Denis Gillet
Organisation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 12 April 2011
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Contextualized Knowledge Repositories for the Semantic Web

Though, most of the knowledge available in the Semantic Web is context-dependent, this aspect is not explicitly supported by semantic web representation languages. Some extensions to cope with this limitation have been studied, however, none seems...

Presenter: Luciano Serafini
Organisation: Data and Knowledge Management, FBK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 05 April 2011
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Towards Understanding the Motivation Behind Tagging

While recent research has advanced our understanding about the structure and dynamics of social tagging systems, we know little about (i) the underlying motivations for tagging (why users tag), and (ii) how they influence the properties of resulting...

Presenter: Christian Körner
Organisation: Graz University of Technology
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 30 March 2011
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Searching Images: Recent research at Southampton

Southampton has a long history of research in the areas of multimedia information analysis. This talk will focus on some of the recent work we have been involved with in the area of image search. The talk will start by looking at how image content...

Presenter: Jonathon Hare
Organisation: University of Southampton
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 23 March 2011
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Beyond Best Practices: Reflections on how IBIS and Compendium fit into collaborative project delivery (and a book preview)

Seven Sigma have been successfully using IBIS, Compendium and Dialogue Mapping as a core part of our practice for several years in combination with other collaborative project delivery tools and techniques. More recently, Seven Sigma’s Paul Culmsee,...

Presenter: Paul Culmsee
Organisation: Seven Sigma Business Solutions
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 24 February 2011
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Syntactic measuring of language distances

Beyond its theoretical success, the development of molecular biology has brought about the possibility of extraordinary progress in the historical study of classification and distribution of different species and different human populations,...

Presenter: Prof. Giuseppe Longobardi
Organisation: University of Trieste
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 17 December 2010
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Problem solving and mathematical knowledge

I will give a brief retrospective on the past year at KMi and talk a little bit about what brought me here in the first place! I will then spend the rest of the time discussing my plan for the next two years. Succinctly, the plan is to build a...

Presenter: Joe Corneli
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 10 December 2010
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Wisdom of Crowds vs. Wisdom of Linguists

Computing the semantic relatedness between words is a pervasive task in natural language processing. So far, insufficient coverage of linguistic knowledge resources has been a major impediment for using semantic relatedness measures in large-scale...

Presenter: Dr. Torsten Zesch
Organisation: Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing lab, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 08 December 2010
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LSA-based Cognitive Models

This seminar concerns the design of technology enhanced learning environments to improve their learning through reading and writing activities. So far, We have tested (1) The effect of informative feedback on the computerized note-taking from an...

Presenter: Sonia Mandin
Organisation: Université Pierre-Mendès-France
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 01 December 2010
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Web of People -- Improving Search on the Web

More and more information is available on the Web, and the current search engines do a great job to make it accessible. Yet, optimizing for a large number of users, they usually provide good answers only to “most of us", and have yet to provide...

Presenter: Wolfgang Nejdl
Organisation: Learning Lab Lower Saxony [L3S], University of Hannover, Germany
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 26 November 2010
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Rewiring the web with Mozilla Add-ons SDK

In the first part I will present the motivation behind the Jetpack Prototype, highlight the achievements of the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge, the reasons behind the Jetpack “Reboot” into Jetpack SDK (Mozilla Add-ons SDK). Then I will...

Presenter: Laurian Gridinoc
Organisation: Talis
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 November 2010
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Integrating Human & Machine Document Annotation for Sensemaking

Simon Buckingham Shum, Ágnes Sándor, Anna De Liddo & Michelle Bachler We report on progress made during the collaboration between KMi's Hypermedia Discourse Group and Ágnes Sándor (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Parsing & Semantics Group). This is...

Presenter: Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 11 November 2010
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LUCERO

LUCERO (Linking University Content for Education and Research Online) is a new 1 year JISC-funded project at the Open University. Led by KMi, LUCERO (which means 'Bright Star' in Spanish) is a collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and the Open...

Presenter: Dr Mathieu d'Aquin
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 03 November 2010
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Dynamics of online peer production and collaborative sensemaking

This talk consists of two parts: the first part focusses on a study of the dynamics of online peer production systems; the second discusses crowdsourcing strategies to semantically structure a large body of knowledge. Despite a large interest in...

Presenter: Dario Taraborelli
Organisation: Centre for Research in Social Simulation at the University of Surrey
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 02 November 2010
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Investigating Web APIs on the World Wide Web

The world of services on the Web, thus far limited to "classical" Web services based on WSDL and SOAP, has been increasingly marked by the domination of Web APIs, characterised by their relative simplicity and their natural suitability for the Web....

Presenter: Maria Maleshkova
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 October 2010
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An Approach Towards a Heartbeat Sound Information Retrieval System

Interpretation of heart sounds can be a problematic and difficult task for cardiology specialists. Diagnosis of heart diseases requires special skill and clinical experience along with detailed and expensive tests. However, heart disease diagnosis...

Presenter: Shyamala Doraisamy
Organisation: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Putra Malaysia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 01 October 2010
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Experiments in understanding and QA of a very large Ontology

SNOMED-CT is a very large (450,000 concept) terminology based on a subset of description logic. Until recently, it was published only in "classified" form in a set of distribution tables. Although everybody knows the hierarchies contain many...

Presenter: Prof. Alan Rector
Organisation: University of Manchester
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 23 September 2010
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Automatic generation of personalized tutorial feedback in e-learning

We are arguably in the midst of a transition from traditional classroom learning (c-learning) to electronic and mostly individual learning (e-learning). One of the problems we are facing today is that feedback given automatically by a computer is...

Presenter: Ruben Lagatie
Organisation: KU Leuven, Belgium
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 22 September 2010
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Computing for Human Experience

Today, systems, devices, sensors, data and human participation enable something more than a “human instructs machine” paradigm. Traditionally, we had to artificially simplify the complexity and richness of the real world to constrained computer...

Presenter: Amit Sheth
Organisation: Kno.e.sis, Wright State University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 10 September 2010
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The Reason That Search Engines Are Fast But Not Very Accurate

Search Engine Efficiency has been an active field of Information Retrieval research for many years and the literature is vast. When implementing a search engine it is necessary to wade through this literature and to make engineering decisions on...

Presenter: Andrew Trotman
Organisation: University of Otago (New Zealand)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 14 July 2010
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Exploring the research world

In this short talk I will give an overview on ideas for using new technologies such as multi touch, tabletops and more to assist researchers in various tasks. We think of it as a research suite, where we go from very small devices and displays, such...

Presenter: Bram Vandeputte
Organisation: Hypermedia and Databases (HMDB) unit, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 23 June 2010
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Flexible learning: Student perspective

This talk will give an overview of the research carried on a the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences in Stockholms' University. It will especially focus on ongoing work related to multimedia management in relation with learning...

Presenter: Gunnar Wettergren
Organisation: Stockholms Universitet
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 17 June 2010
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A Semantic Web for Mathematics - Logic, Linguistics, and Management

This talk gives an overview over recent work on the building a Semantic Web for Mathematics (SWM). We want to realize this envisioned SWM as a flexiformal digital library that contains semantically annotated mathematical documents ranging from from...

Presenter: Prof. Michael Kohlhase
Organisation: Jacobs University, Germany
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 19 May 2010
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A Debate Dashboard to Support the Adoption of Online Knowledge Mapping Tools

Several web tools, also known as argument mapping tools, have been developed so far, which apply an organizational and visualization approach based on argument mapping. An argument map is a representation of reasoning in which the evidential...

Presenter: Ivana Quinto
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 31 March 2010
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The SocialLearn Project

SocialLearn is exploring the potential of the social web for learning and sensemaking (both academic, and in the workplace) with specific interest in how different OU communities might benefit (e.g. students, staff, researchers, alumni). In this...

Presenter: Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 18 March 2010
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Greenstone Tales

The Greenstone software typifies what we have perhaps come to think of as the "classic" form of digital library: Web based with access to content through searching and browsing. Countless digital libraries have been formed with Greenstone since its...

Presenter: Dr David Bainbridge
Organisation: University of Waikato, New Zealand
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 11 February 2010
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The SLOODLE Virtual World Learning Environment

In this presentation, Daniel Livingstone will outline the open-source SLOODLE project. SLOODLE integrates two very distinct learning environments – Second Life and Moodle. SLOODLE hopes to build on the distinct strengths of both while also...

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Livingstone
Organisation: University of West Scotland
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 30 November 2009
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The Wolfram|Alpha approach to knowledge

In May, a new computational knowledge engine, Wolfram|Alpha, was launched. By layering computational knowledge on large sets of curated, semantically marked up data, it attempts to provide direct bespoke answers to users queries. This talk will...

Presenter: Jon McLoone
Organisation: Wolfram Research
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 25 November 2009
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Me and my data

Alternative ways to look at interoperability and feed infrastructures, and how we can automatically detect different types of data, even without adding more metadata to existing feed standards... and how this can facilitate rather effortless...

Presenter: Steinn Sigurdarson
Organisation: Open Universiteit Nederland
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 06 November 2009
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An Adaptive Four-factor User Interaction Model for Content-Based Image Retrieval

In order to bridge the "Semantic gap", a number of relevance feedback (RF) mechanisms have been applied to content-based image retrieval (CBIR). However current RF techniques in most existing CBIR systems still lack satisfactory user interaction...

Presenter: Haiming Liu
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 23 September 2009
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The Digital Enterprise Research Institute - A Web Science Institute

In my talk I will present different work streams and results of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute in Galway, ranking from Semantic Social Software over the Semantic Desktop to Sensor Networks. DERI has been setup to conduct research on...

Presenter: Prof. Stefan Decker
Organisation: DERI, Galway
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 21 September 2009
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From Web Personalisation to Collective Intelligence

The rate at which new media technologies impact on our lives is accelerating. Broadcast media (such as TV and radio) are less than a century old but we cannot imagine a world without them. The Web, and specifically, Web 2.0, has brought about a...

Presenter: Dr Nikolaos Nanas
Organisation: Centre for Research and Technology - Thessaly (CERETETH, Greece)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 14 September 2009
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Interactive Information Retrieval: Beyond Precision and Recall

Traditionally, Information Retrieval has been concerned with matching some query against a collection of text documents, images, videos or sound files. Research in this field has mostly tried to improve how well retrieval happens. But, this approach...

Presenter: Adbigani Diriye
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 09 September 2009
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Evaluation Conferences - Like Gladiators for the Retrieval World?

The purpose of this talk is to review some evaluation conferences in the field of image and video retrieval. The main goal of these evaluation conferences is to support research within the information retrieval community by providing the...

Presenter: Ainhoa Llorente Coto
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 05 August 2009
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Network Visualization: at the age of infinite interconnectedness

http://visualcomplexity.com (VC) is a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. With over 600 projects, the goal is to leverage a critical understanding of...

Presenter: Manuel Lima
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 16 July 2009
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Scalable Query Answering over Linked Ontological Data

Scalable query answering over ontologies is one of the most useful and important services to support Semantic Web applications. For example, more and more ontological vocabulary used in linked data. Approximation has been identified as a potential...

Presenter: DR. Jeff Pan
Organisation: University of Aberdeen, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 15 July 2009
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Virtual Balls - entertaining an audience

This seminar will discuss augmented reality gaming in the context of entertaining an auditorium. We will discuss the use of visual input for game interaction and some of the design and technical considerations. This should be fun and informative for...

Presenter: Dr. Simon McCallum
Organisation: Gjøvik University College, Norway
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 29 June 2009
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Searching Images to Find Information

Image search has a large variety of potential applications. The obvious one is of course searching images given a text query. I discuss research into how this may be done using statistical models (relevance models) to automatically annotate and...

Presenter: Dr. R. Manmatha
Organisation: Dept. of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 12 June 2009
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Socio-Semantic Web Meets NLP: Wikipedia and Wiktionary as Lexical Semantic Resources

The rise of Web 2.0 and the so called Socio-Semantic technologies in recent years has led to huge amounts of user generated content produced by ordinary users on the Web. This content called for user-generated tagging to enable better information...

Presenter: Prof. Iryna Gurevych
Organisation: Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 29 May 2009
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KANNEL: a Framework for Detecting and Managing Relations between Ontologies in Large Ontology Repository.

Ontologies are the pillars of the Semantic Web (SW) and, as more and more ontologies are made available online, the SW is quickly taking shape. As a result, the research community is becoming more and more aware that ontologies are not isolated...

Presenter: Carlo Alloca
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 27 May 2009
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Semantic Business Process Analysis

Business Process Management (BPM) aims to support the whole life-cycle necessary to deploy and maintain business processes within organisations. An important step of the BPM life-cycle is the analysis of the processes deployed in companies. However,...

Presenter: Dr. Carlos Pedrinaci
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 20 May 2009
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Exploring Semantic Hits

SemSearchXplorer is a toolkit for the exploration of semantic data. The goal is to lower barriers to access information in semantic data repositories. Therefore SemSearchXplorer supports the user in three respects: (1) It supports querying of the...

Presenter: Thomas Ullmann
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 06 May 2009
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Interaction Design for Multimedia Technology

Current R&D in Multimedia technology is advancing in a fierce rate and will sure to become part of our important regular items in a 'conventional' technology inventory in near future. While the R&D nature of this technology means its accuracy,...

Presenter: DR Hyowon Lee
Organisation: Centre for Digital Video Processing, CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 29 April 2009
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All You Can Eat Ontology-Building: Feeding Wikipedia to Cyc

In order to achieve a genuinely intelligent World Wide Web, it seems that building some kind of general machine-readable ontology is an inescapable task. Yet the past 20 years have shown that hand-coding formal ontologies is not practicable. A...

Presenter: Dr Catherine Legg
Organisation: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 22 April 2009
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Map/Reduce in Multimedia IR

An overview of recent work exploiting the open source distributed computation framework Hadoop in image feature extraction and data analysis.

Presenter: Adam Rae
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 15 April 2009
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The FlashMeeting Project: an Update

Flashmeeting is a desktop video conferencing tool developed entirely within KMi and which is now unbelievably nearly 5 years old! During this time it has proved an invaluable tool for many people e.g. for project meetings and particularly EU project...

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Quick
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 01 April 2009
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Rule Generation and Matchmaking in Context-Aware System

Aiming at solving the problem that rules in the existing context-aware systems are manually specified by developers or users, an automatic rule generation method is proposed. Context-aware systems are regarded as decision systems, and context...

Presenter: Dong Liu
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 March 2009
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The Eurogene project

The current results of the Eurogene project will be presented. The project makes use of semantic technologies to describe learning resources in human genetics through metadata annotation using appropriate domain ontologies. Annotated educational...

Presenter: Dr Zdenek Zdrahal
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 04 March 2009
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Semantic annotation and Semantic search in Cultural Heritage.

In our research we investigate to what extent explicit semantics can be used to support end users with the exploration of large heterogeneous collections. In particular we consider cultural heritage, a knowledge-rich domain in which collections are...

Presenter: Michiel Hildebrand
Organisation: Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 December 2008
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Opening up Educational Materials to the World: Many Surprising Benefits and Some Unexpected Perils

Shigeru Miyagawa has been at MIT since 1991, where he is Professor of Linguistics and holds the endowed chair, Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture. In linguistics, he has a monograph to be published by MIT Press in 2009, Why...

Presenter: Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa
Organisation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 28 November 2008
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Can a probabilistic image annotation system be improved using a co-occurrence approach?

The research challenge that we address in this work is to examine whether a traditional automated annotation system can be improved by using external knowledge. Traditional means any machine learning approach together with image analysis techniques....

Presenter: Ainhoa Llorente Coto
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 26 November 2008
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Exploiting Repeated Mobility Patterns in Future Wireless Networks

The work is funded by Ericsson Sweden under the project : CAMP (Context Aware Mobility Project) This talk will discuss two research questions: 1. How to exploit people’s social encounters to improve the content delivery performance and lower...

Presenter: Fawad Nazir
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 12 November 2008
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Handling instance coreferencing in the KnoFuss architecture

Finding RDF individuals that refer to the same real-world entities but have different URIs is necessary for the efficient use of data across sources. The requirements for such instance-level integration of RDF data are different from both database...

Presenter: Andriy Nikolov
Organisation: Computing Research Centre, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 24 September 2008
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Enabling Remote Activity (ERA) -an introduction and an update

A general talk about the Enabling Remote Activity (ERA) project, no previous knowledge required. We will introduce the ERA project- originally a request in 2006 from Earth and Environmental Sciences to help support a mobility impaired student...

Presenter: Mark Gaved
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 September 2008
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Managing Personal Libraries of Broadcast TV Content

This is a general talk about our experiences of developing digital video search technologies since 1999 at the Centre for Digital Video Processing at Dublin City University. No prior knowledge is required. As the volume of digital video data in...

Presenter: Dr Cathal Gurrin
Organisation: Centre for Digital Video Processing, Dublin City University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 10 September 2008
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Digital Literacy: Thinking Skills in the Digital Era

Operating modern digital environments such as computer software and digital instruments, requires users to master a large variety of cognitive, motor, sociological, and emotional skills, collectively termed "digital literacy". Mastering digital...

Presenter: Prof. Yoram Eshet
Organisation: Open University of Israel
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 02 September 2008
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Double talk

Barry Norton, Ontology-based Behavioural Semantics for Business Processes We present the Business Process Modelling Ontology, developed in the SUPER project, and a Behavioural Reasoning Ontology which confers process algebraic behavioural...

Presenter: Dr Barry Norton
Organisation: Solutions Architect, Ontotext
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 20 August 2008
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Improving Data Integration through Disambiguation Techniques

In this talk I will show how disambiguation techniques can be use to improved Data Integration. In particular, I will briefly illustrate how performing the disambiguation of source elements can supply some useful relationships for the integration...

Presenter: Ing. Laura Po
Organisation: University of Modena e Reggio
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 23 July 2008
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Information Retrieval and Quantum Theory

In this talk I will illustrate how Quantum Theory can be used to model Information Retrieval. In particular, I will briefly illustrate some previous work in this area, such the ones by van Rijsbergen ("The Geometry of Information Retrieval", CUP...

Presenter: Guido Zuccon
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 16 July 2008
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Resolution Mosaic Image Segmentation

Due to the popularity of visual-based information in the forms of images and videos, more computer vision systems take part in the automation of diverse applications, such as medical diagnosing, monitoring and security. Segmentation is a necessary...

Presenter: Mohammed Abdel-Megeed Salem
Organisation: Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 09 July 2008
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The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park

In collaboration with Bletchley Park Trust, we are establishing The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. Bletchley is home to Colossus, the world's first programmable electronic computer, and to the UK's contribution to World War II code...

Presenter: Tony Sale
Organisation: The National Museum of Computing
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 June 2008
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Semantically Enriching Folksonomies Using FLOR

While the increasing popularity of folksonomies has lead to a vast quantity of tagged data, resource retrieval in folksonomies is limited by being agnostic to the meaning (i.e., semantics) of tags. Our goal is to automatically enrich folksonomy...

Presenter: Sofia Angeletou
Organisation: KMi
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 28 May 2008
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Conceptual Situation Spaces for Situation-Driven Processes

Context-awareness is a highly desired feature across several application domains. Semantic Web Services (SWS) technologies address context-adaptation by enabling the automatic discovery of distributed Web services for a given task based on...

Presenter: Dr. Stefan Dietze
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 21 May 2008
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Debategraph-building a global debate map

Debategraph is a creative commons venture launched in March 2008 with the goal of creating a free, web-based global map of public debate, in which every argument on every side of every contentious issue is open for all to explore and for all to...

Presenter: Dr. David Price
Organisation: Debategraph
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 26 March 2008
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What's Implicit in Space

The talk will introduce a geometric model and its investigation in the context of enhanced implicit feedback tailored for each task and personalized for each user. The geometric model leverages recent advances of vector space-based information...

Presenter: Prof. Massimo Melucci
Organisation: Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 25 March 2008
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Evolving Web, Evolving Search

Web is evolving from time to time, more and more intelligent search engines are also emerging over time. the Traditional Web is composed of many unstructured Web pages. These pages are linked together and mainly for human reading. We focus on how to...

Presenter: Prof. Yong Yu
Organisation: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 04 March 2008
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Po-210: The London poisoning and the medical implications

The death of Alexander Litvinenko on 23 November 2006 has elevated the prospect of a deliberate radiation poisoning from a theoretical possibility to a reality. This was an unprecedented event in the UK that was certainly not the work of an...

Presenter: Prof. Alan Perkins
Organisation: School of Human Development, Department of Medical Physics, University of Nottingham
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 15 February 2008
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The Talis Platform: A Generic Infrastructure for Next Generation Web Applications

The Talis Platform provides a generic infrastructure for building data-rich Web and Semantic Web applications. By taking care of the "heavy lifting" associated with data management and storage, developers are freed up to concentrate on building...

Presenter: Ian Davis
Organisation: Talis
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 February 2008
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Just In Time Learning

Rapid and accelerating changes in job skills and knowledge requirements call for learning responses of increasing complexity. Core life-long learning is necessary to function as thoughtful and productive humans in society. Varieties of on-the-job...

Presenter: John B. (Jack) Park
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 08 February 2008
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An Open Rating System for Collaborative Ontology Evaluation

Open Rating Systems provide a means for obtaining many opinions on content from different people. The basic idea is that when seeking advice, people turn to someone they trust and whose opinion they value. Based on statements about the perceived...

Presenter: Holger Lewen
Organisation: AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 31 January 2008
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Expert Finding - Academia vs. Practice

With the start of an enterprise search track at TREC in 2005, the search for topical expertise has recently received quite some attention in the academic world. The practical value of an expert finding system is evident. Connecting people to...

Presenter: Thijs Westerveld
Organisation: Teezir search solutions
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 09 January 2008
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Comparing Dissimilarity Measures for Content-Based Image Retrieval

Dissimilarity measurement plays a crucial role in content-based image retrieval, where data objects and queries are represented as vectors in high-dimensional content feature spaces. Given the large number of dissimilarity measures that exist, a...

Presenter: Rui Hu
Organisation: KMi - The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 07 January 2008
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What is happening in a meeting?

This is an introduction to a proposed collaboration between National Institute of Informatics, Japan and KMi on developing method of analysis and tools for understanding what is happening in a meeting. The long-term goal is to capitalize...

Presenter: Dr. Nailah Abdullah
Organisation: Honiden Laboratory, Intelligent Research System Division, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 12 December 2007
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ALOE

In this presentation the requirements of a framework for sharing digital resources and metadata to meet the needs of open, flexible e-learning solutions will be discussed. The changing nature of the Web and its users as observed in recent years...

Presenter: Mr Martin Memmel
Organisation: German Research Center for AI
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 28 November 2007
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Using the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence to resolve ABox inconsistencies

Automated ontology population using information extraction algorithms can produce inconsistent knowledge bases. Confidence values assigned by the extraction algorithms may serve as evidence helping to repair produced inconsistencies. Dempster-Shafer...

Presenter: Andriy Nikolov
Organisation: Computing Research Centre, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 07 November 2007
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Adaptive information retrieval - Issues & strategies for Evaluation

Despite the prodigious efforts expended on IR research over the past 30-40 years, and some remarkable breakthroughs, major issues in information seeking process remains unresolved. A major contributory factor is difficulty of formulating one's...

Presenter: Dr. Joemon Jose
Organisation: Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 31 October 2007
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An Evaluation Framework for Semantic Metadata

Because poor quality semantic metadata can destroy the effectiveness of semantic web technology by hampering applications from producing accurate results, it is important to have frameworks that support their evaluation. However, there is no such...

Presenter: Yuangui Lei
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 24 October 2007
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Face Recognition Robust to Large Pose Angle from one Gallery

In recent years, the use of Intelligent Closed-Circuit Television (ICCTV) for crime prevention and detection has attracted significant attention. Existing face recognition systems require passport-quality photos to achieve good performance. However,...

Presenter: Dr. Ting Shan
Organisation: National ICT Australia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 12 September 2007
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Discovering the semantics of user keywords

Nowadays the Web is an information resource with an enormous potential. However this potential is not fully exploited by traditional search methods which not consider explicit semantics. In this talk, a system that discovers the intended meaning of...

Presenter: Jorge Gracia
Organisation: University of Zaragoza, Spain
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 05 September 2007
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Improving Lucene's geographical data search performance with R-trees

Lucene, a state-of-the-art open source information retrieval library, is an efficient solution for indexing and searching textual data. However, some Lucene usage scenarios require handling of geographically augmented data, that is, text documents...

Presenter: Evgeny Shadchnev
Organisation: Imperial College London, Department of Computing
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 24 August 2007
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Using Query Contexts in Information Retrieval

User query is an element that specifies an information need, but it is not the only one. Studies in literature have found many contextual factors that strongly influence the interpretation of a query. Recent studies have tried to consider the user's...

Presenter: Professor Jian-Yun Nie
Organisation: University of Montreal, Canada
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 31 July 2007
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OpenKnowledge

Dave Robertson will give an LCC Tutorial for the OpenKnowledge project participants. Related Links: OpenKnowledge

Presenter: Dr. Dave Robertson
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 02 July 2007
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Information-Theoretic Semantic Multimedia Indexing

To solve the problem of indexing collections with diverse text documents, image documents, or documents with both text and images, one needs to develop a model that supports heterogeneous types of documents. In this paper, we show how information...

Presenter: João Magalhães
Organisation: Imperial College London, and KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 27 June 2007
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Assumption-based argumentation

Argumentation has proven to be a useful abstraction mechanism for understanding several problems, for example non-monotonic, defeasible reasoning in artificial intelligence, legal reasoning, several forms of practical reasoning performed by...

Presenter: Dr Francesca Toni
Organisation: Imperial College London, Department of Computing
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 11 June 2007
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HCI, Digital Libraries and Multimedia

This workshop brings together experts from HCI, Digital Libraries and Multimedia to look at challenges, synergies, problems and solutions in the wider area of Multimedia Digital Libraries.

Presenter: Dr. George Buchanan
Organisation: Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 01 June 2007
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Open Source Digital Library Software: Building bridges not islands using Greenstone

A prominent digital library researcher recently likened the development of open source digital library software as "more like stepping on the toes of others rather than standing on the shoulders of giants". The remark (said more out of exasperation...

Presenter: Dr David Bainbridge
Organisation: University of Waikato, New Zealand
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 30 May 2007
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Towards Adaptive Information Retrieval - Step 1: Collecting Real Data

One of the most exciting areas of research in search engine technology and information retrieval is the move towards "adaptive" search systems. A particularly promising aspect of this wide field is to move log analysis right in the centre of...

Presenter: Udo Kruschwitz
Organisation: University of Essex, Department of Computer Science, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 25 May 2007
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Bridging the Gap Between Folksonomies and the Semantic Web

While folksonomies allow tagging of similar resources with a variety of tags, their content retrieval mechanisms are severely hampered by being agnostic to the relations that exist between these tags. To overcome this limitation, several methods...

Presenter: Sofia Angeletou
Organisation: KMi
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 21 May 2007
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From Tag Clouds to Tag Webs

In this seminar I'll present results from the formative evaluation of ClaimSpotter, an experimental semantic social tagging tool developed in Bertrand Sereno's PhD, and presented at the WWW'07 CKC workshop: When they publish their work, researchers...

Presenter: Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 16 May 2007
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A Socio-Technical Approach for Topic Community Member Selection

There is a multitude of very complex and interconnected political, socio-economic and environmental issues facing our globalizing society. To address these, topic communities are essential of experts and stakeholders collaborating closely for a...

Presenter: Dr. Aldo de Moor
Organisation: CommunitySense, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 14 May 2007
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Musical Genre Classification and Musical Similarity Determination from Audio

Recently, there has been a revolution in the way that music has been delivered to users. The universal availability of broadband to the home and the development of cheap, high-capacity MP3 players has led to an exponential growth in music...

Presenter: Professor Stephen Cox
Organisation: School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 10 May 2007
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Morpholingua: Shape Language and its application to Archaeology

I will describe the elements of a shape language for 2D and 3D objects, and illustrate its potential in particular in the field of archaeology. This early version of a shape language builds on the work and collaboration from the fields of...

Presenter: Frederic Fol Leymarie
Organisation: Digital Studios, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 30 April 2007
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How to Combine Web2.0 and the Semantic Web

It is not uncommon to view Web2.0 and the Semantic Web as mutually exclusive, competing paths to the Web of the future, each advocated by a distinct community. We argue that the two approaches are in fact complementary, and that both face challenges...

Presenter: Tom Heath
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 23 April 2007
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Integrating Google Maps into MSG

The integration of Google maps into MSG instant messenger gives users the opportunity to find where their contacts are located geographically, their presence status and provides 'click to chat' functionality. The MSG presence maps will be going live...

Presenter: Alex Little
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 April 2007
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Effective Integration of Declarative Rules with External Evaluations for Semantic Web Reasoning

The Semantic Web vision needs formalisms for the Rule Layer that guarantee transparent interoperability with the Ontology Layer, clear semantics and full declarativity. HEX programs is a rule language featuring higher-order atoms, external atoms,...

Presenter: Assistant Professor Giovambattista Ianni
Organisation: Department of Mathematics of University of Calabria
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 26 March 2007
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Capturing, Mapping and Integrating Argumentation as Project Memory in Participatory Urban Planning

Technology is increasingly providing urban planners and designers with tools and methods to collect and communicate spatial data and assist spatial analysis, such as participatory GIS (PPGIS), urban modelling, simulation models and virtual...

Presenter: Anna De Liddo
Organisation: Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 21 March 2007
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A Study of Knowledge Management Practices in Selected Industries in India

As markets shift, uncertainty dominates, technologies proliferate, competitors multiply and products and services become obsolete, successful companies are characterised by their ability to consistently create, disseminate and use new knowledge....

Presenter: Dr. Parag Sanghani
Organisation: AESPG Institute of Business Management Ahmedabad, India
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 15 March 2007
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Supporting Context-Awareness and Standards Interoperability in e-Learning

Current technologies aimed at supporting learning goals primarily follow a data and metadata-centric paradigm aimed at providing the learner with appropriate learning content packages containing the learning process description as well as the...

Presenter: Alessio Gugliotta
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 14 March 2007
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Background-based Ontology Mapping

Ontology matching is one of the most urgent and important problems on the Semantic Web. In the recent years it became apparent that using existing ontologies to mediate the matching process can have tremendous benefit as compared to the traditional...

Presenter: Zharko Aleksovski
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 01 March 2007
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Agents, Information and Negotiation

Successful negotiators prepare by determining their position along five dimensions: Legitimacy, Options, Goals, Independence, and Commitment, (LOGIC). We introduce a negotiation model based on these dimensions and on two primitive concepts: intimacy...

Presenter: Prof. Carles Sierra
Organisation: Institute of Research on Artificial Intelligence of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 20 February 2007
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Semantic Multimedia Information: Mining, Fusion and Extraction

The extraction of semantic information from multimedia content is a research area that faces multiple challenges: scalability; data scarcity; multiple statistical models for each modality; computational limitations when processing large-scale...

Presenter: João Magalhães
Organisation: Imperial College London, and KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 14 February 2007
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The Shape of Different Public Online Meetings

The idea of virtual meetings is far from new, with the first video phone released by AT&T in the 60's, making it possible to conduct business with remote colleagues, reducing travel costs and environmental aggravation. Recently,...

Presenter: Elia Tomadaki
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 07 February 2007
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Towards Changing the Relationship between Business and IT via Semantic Web Services

A number of new technologies are emerging which over the next 5-10 years will radically change the relationship between a business and its IT infrastructure. In this talk I will give an overview of the EU funded SUPER Integrated Project which aims...

Presenter: Prof John Domingue
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 31 January 2007
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Information Retrieval and Language Model based Expert Search

Both research and industry communities are paying lots of attention to expert search recently. Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) has organized expert search task for 2005 and 2006. We have participated in TREC 2006 expert search task and achieved the...

Presenter: Jianhan Zhu
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 24 January 2007
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An introduction to open copyright and software licensing

The presentation will cover copyright's position as one of the intellectual property rights and how it differs from other intellectual property rights. It will give an overview of what copyright protects as well as what may be done with copyright...

Presenter: Richard McCracken
Organisation: Head of Intellectual Property, The Open University, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 18 January 2007
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Uncertainty Handling in the Context of Ontology Mapping for Question-Answering

The combination of different similarity methods in the current ontology mapping approaches can considerably increase the quality of the mappings however uncertainty caused by incomplete or inconsistent data has received relatively little attention...

Presenter: Miklos Nagy
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 January 2007
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Placename Disambiguation with Co-occurrence Models

My talk will cover an introduction to Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) and the advantages provided by indexing placenames as unambiguous locations. I will describe our GIR system which generates a large-scale co-occurrence model and applies...

Presenter: Simon Overell
Organisation: Imperial College London, and KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 06 December 2006
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How and why to study the future?

Although all formal education is predicated on the idea that its objective is to prepare people for the future, it in fact does very little of the sort, spending most of its efforts teaching about the past. To many, especially educators, the future...

Presenter: Prof. Fredric M. Litto
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 05 December 2006
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Local Similarity Search for Content-based Image Retrieval

The goal of content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is to provide the user with a way to browse or retrieve images from large collections based on visual similarity. At the heart of any CBIR system are visual features that have been extracted from...

Presenter: Peter Howarth
Organisation: Imperial College London, and KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 29 November 2006
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An ontology-based system to represent and support students' navigation of philosophical resources

Philosophy is one of the fields of study where abstract entities (such as "self", "mind" or "good") constitute the core of what is treated. Although some work exists that tries to model mental content (e.g. "ideas") using formal semantics, modeling...

Presenter: Michele Pasin
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 22 November 2006
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Using the Semantic Web as Background Knowledge for Ontology Mapping

While current approaches to ontology mapping produce good results by mainly relying on label and structure based similarity measures, there are several cases in which they fail to discover important mappings. In this paper we describe a novel...

Presenter: Dr. Marta Sabou
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 15 November 2006
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Narrative, Multimodality and Multimedia Content Analysis: computing words, pictures and stories

Semantic technologies for the production, dissemination, retrieval and browsing of multimedia information all require the generation of machine-processable descriptions of the meanings conveyed by the multimedia information, i.e. its content. ...

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Salway
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 07 November 2006
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Modelling Knowledge Management Systems of a Distance Education Institution, supported by Semantic Web Technology

Knowledge management is important to every organisation, especially to distance education institutions where staff are geographically dispersed, and students are separated from the university, tutors and classmates. What are the main knowledge...

Presenter: Liza Mu
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 01 November 2006
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Improving Web Search using Trust and Social Networks

Conventional search engines treat all users the same. Relevance is seen as a relationship between a query and a resource, ignoring aspects of the user's information need that are not explicit in the query. This contrasts with offline information...

Presenter: Tom Heath
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 25 October 2006
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Semantic Wikipedia

Within only a few years, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia has become one of the most important online knowledge sources. The project "Semantic MediaWiki" engages in the conception and development of semantic extensions of MediaWiki – the software...

Presenter: Denny Vrandecic
Organisation: Institute AIFB of the Universität Karlsruhe
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 23 October 2006
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Efficient Re-indexing of Automatically Annotated Image Collections Using Keyword Combination

I will present a framework for improving the image index obtained by automated image annotation. Within this framework, the technique of keyword combination is used for fast image re-indexing based on initial automated annotations. It aims to tackle...

Presenter: Alexei Yavlinky
Organisation: Multimedia and Information Systems Group, Dept of Computing, Imperial College London
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 20 October 2006
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IRS-III: A Broker for Semantic Web Services based Applications

In this talk we describe IRS-III which takes a semantic broker based approach to creating applications from Semantic Web Services by mediating between a service requester and one or more service providers. Business organisations can view Semantic...

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Cabral
Organisation: ISSL, CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 18 October 2006
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What are Spatial Objects?

Does 80% of all data have a spatial component? What is spatiality anyway? Real geographic modelling is often not as sweet (DOLCE) as it should be. Mashups are taking over the world; why do we love them so much? And why are they so boring? We try to...

Presenter: Vlad Tanasescu
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 04 October 2006
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Wikis of Locality

In this seminar we describe an emerging form of wikis - wikis of locality – that support physical rather than virtual communities. We draw on our experience as administrators of the Open Guide to Milton Keynes, one of the Open Guides family of...

Presenter: Mark Gaved
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 16 August 2006
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Fusing Automatically Extracted Semantic Annotations

The necessary precondition of the Semantic Web initiative is the availability of semantic data. Information, which at the moment is intended for human users, must be translated into a machine-readable format (RDF). Such a translation process is...

Presenter: Andriy Nikolov
Organisation: Computing Research Centre, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 26 July 2006
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Amazon's web services strategy

Amazon spent ten years developing the world-class technology and content platform that powers the Amazon web site for millions of customers every day. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can build software applications leveraging the same robust,...

Presenter: Jeff Barr
Organisation: Amazon Web Services
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 25 July 2006
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Conceptual Foundations for the Scholarly Semantic Web: Requirements, Ontology, and Services

The Web has transformed the way new scholars are introduced to their domains via timely access to its literature. However, once that literature has been accessed, there is not as much support for carrying out analytical tasks such as determining...

Presenter: Neil Benn
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 19 July 2006
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Semantic Technology for Publication Metadata Management

Publication metadata is widely distributed on the Web across a variety of sources. A number of independent repositories (CiteSeer, DBLP etc.) provide varying qualities of information. Publishers of journals and proceedings also manage and expose...

Presenter: Peter Mika
Organisation: Vrije (Free) University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 29 June 2006
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"The kind of thing that our age wants to do":

Myartspace is a service on mobile phones and the web for enquiry-led museum learning. It enables students to create their own interpretations of museum objects through descriptions, images and sounds. These are automatically transmitted to a...

Presenter: Dan Philips
Organisation: The SEA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 08 June 2006
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The Students Own Education

In today's online learning experience, the connections and content a student creates when taking a course can disappear at the end of the semester as access to the learning management system is terminated. A student, moreover, finds it necessary to...

Presenter: Stephen Downes
Organisation: Institute for Information Technology, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 05 June 2006
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AM in FM - The Animation Mentor community p2p learning using FlashMeeting

Understanding the pedagogy of peer learning is one of the most important knowledge frontiers in research on educational technologies and indeed in education generally. The FlashMeeting research project on innovative online events has provided a...

Presenter: Dr. Linda J. Castaneda
Organisation: Group of Research in Educational Technology. University of Murcia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 23 May 2006
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Oohci methods and their use

The seminar will provide a description of a family of interactive system design methods called oohci methods. Oohci methods are model-based interactive system design methods that are used up-front in the system design lifecycle to define interactive...

Presenter: Dr. Mark van Harmelen
Organisation: School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 May 2006
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Approximation for the Semantic Web

Scalable reasoning for the Semantic Web is a crucial issue. Without scalability the Semantic Web will not be able to reason about the high and growing amount of data with respect to time performance and tolerant reasoning. Approximate reasoning...

Presenter: Dr. Holger Wache
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 05 May 2006
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Model-based Security Engineering

The current state of the art in security-critical software is far from satisfactory: New security vulnerabilities are detected on an almost daily basis. To improve this situation, we develop techniques and tools that perform an automated analysis of...

Presenter: Dr Jan Jurjens
Organisation: Technical University of Munich
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 25 April 2006
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Structure Analysis of Large Software Systems

We present two techniques for structure analysis that scale to large software systems. In the first part, we present CrocoPat, a tool for relational programming. Its language is illustrated on small examples, and some applications to software...

Presenter: Dr Dirk Beyer
Organisation: Ecole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 25 April 2006
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Using Formal Methods for the Analysis and Refinement of Policies

Policy-based approaches to systems management are gaining widespread interest because they allow the separation of the rules that govern the behavioural choices of a system from the functionality provided by that system. In order to deploy policy...

Presenter: Dr. Arosha Bandara
Organisation: Imperial College London
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 24 April 2006
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Architectural Description of Dependable Software Systems

The structure of a system is what enables it to generate the system's behaviour from the behaviour of its components. The architecture of a software system is an abstraction of the actual structure of that system. It should only be as complex as it...

Presenter: Dr Cristina Gacek
Organisation: University of Newcastle
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 24 April 2006
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Why Information Retrieval needs Cognitive Science: Three case studies and a call to arms

Much of today's success in Information Retrieval (IR) comes from a hard approach: employing blazingly fast machines, ever more refined statistics, and increasingly powerful classification schemes. In recent years, however, the hard approach has...

Presenter: Prof. Eduard Hoenkamp
Organisation: Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 13 April 2006
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Ubiquitous Computing: A Research Grand Challenge

Pervasive or ubiquitous computing systems consist of large numbers of 'invisible' computers embedded into the environment which may interact with mobile users or form intelligent networks for sensing environmental conditions. Users will experience...

Presenter: Prof. Morris Sloman
Organisation: Department of Computing, Imperial College London
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 02 March 2006
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'Designing learnable mathematics: lessons from the WEBLABS project'

In this seminar, I will discuss the design and implementation of computer-based systems aimed at transforming mathematical learning. Drawing on findings of the recently-completed EU project, WebLabs, I will discuss how such systems can extend...

Presenter: Prof. Richard Noss
Organisation: Institute of Education, University of London
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 14 February 2006
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Language Technology in the Ontology Lifecycle

In this talk I will discuss and illustrate the role of language technology in the ontology lifecycle, specifically in regard to ontology selection, population, deployment and evolution. Solutions based on language technology for each of these steps...

Presenter: Dr Paul Buitelaar
Organisation: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 13 January 2006
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Business Events: the Key to Discovering the Real Requirements

People often complain about scope creep. But often creep happens because there was no formal definition of the scope in the first place. We have discovered that you need a formal mechanism for keeping track of two aspects of scope: the scope of the...

Presenter: James Robertson
Organisation: The Atlantic Systems Guild Ltd
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 09 January 2006
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Agent-based Modeling of Human Work & Information Systems

Representing how people do work can be done at many different levels. In the knowledge engineering and AI world, people?s work has been described in terms of their problem-solving expertise. There the theory is that we can model people?s...

Presenter: Dr Maarten Sierhuis
Organisation: Human-Centered Computing, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 15 December 2005
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New Paradigms in Multimedia Management and Access

Digital Multimedia objects, in libraries or otherwise, hold the promise of being able to be indexed by their contents just as other documents can be indexed and searched by their full text. This talk presents new paradigms for digital knowledge...

Presenter: Prof. Stefan Rueger
Organisation: KMi, The Open University, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 13 December 2005
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Synergistic serendipity

Modern computers have evolved from the beige box under the desk into an integral part of our environment and infrastructure. They are exceptional tools, offering great power and connectivity and allowing us to achieve things previously unimagined....

Presenter: Dr. Russell Beale
Organisation: Advanced Interaction Group, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 12 December 2005
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Information and communication in Context

This presentation reviews both security and information resource studies that highlight the important theme of social and organisational context. The first half of this talk reviews security in context. Studies are presented that highlight how...

Presenter: Dr. Anne Adams
Organisation: University College London Interaction Centre
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 08 December 2005
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Innovative Information and Knowledge Infrastructures

L3S research focuses on three key enablers for the European Information Society, namely Knowledge, Information and Learning, and combines this with a strong commitment to service to its affiliated universities in the field of eLearning. The first...

Presenter: Wolfgang Nejdl
Organisation: Learning Lab Lower Saxony [L3S], University of Hannover, Germany
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 07 December 2005
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Computing with Word Meanings

Many language processing applications could benefit from knowing the intended meaning of each word in a piece of text. For example, one would not expect a question answering system when faced with the question 'Which plants thrive in chalky soil?'...

Presenter: Dr. John Carroll
Organisation: Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 05 December 2005
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A Walk on the Web

Web research has no real boundaries but many connections between fields of related research. Even its internal categorisations are largely artificial. For example, what we call 'hypertext' has roots in information studies, literature and film, and...

Presenter: Dr. Helen Ashman
Organisation: School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 30 November 2005
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XML retrieval and evaluation: the INEX experience

Providing effective access to XML-based content is what XML retrieval research is about. XML retrieval systems aim to exploit the logical structure of documents, which is explicitly represented by the XML markup, to retrieve document components...

Presenter: Dr. Mounia Lalmas
Organisation: Yahoo! Research, Barcelona
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 17 November 2005
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Issues facing the Requirements Engineer - A Personal View

This talk will be in two parts. 1. What is going on out there? The speaker and colleagues conducted a questionnaire survey to find out what influences the requirements process in industry. The quantitative results were strikingly different...

Presenter: Ian Alexander
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 01 November 2005
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Challenges and Approaches to Engaging Stakeholders in Requirements Engineering

A key challenge in the development of systems is the engagement of domain experts in their articulation, agreement, and validation of requirements. This challenge is particularly pronounced at the early requirements phase when multiple stakeholders...

Presenter: Prof. Pericles Loucopoulos
Organisation: Information Systems Group, School of Informatics, the University of Manchester, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 25 October 2005
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From Digital Libraries to Educational Cyberinfrastructure

Over the past decade, there have been a series of reports documenting problems and challenges facing science education across the United States, ranging from lack of student interest in science and science careers, teachers' lack of scientific...

Presenter: Tamara Sumner
Organisation: Center for LifeLong Learning and Design, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 13 October 2005
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Everest Spring 2005

For April and May 2005, adventurer Lorenzo Gariano was part of a ten-man collaborative expedition between 7summits.com and the 7summits club from Russia, led by Alex Abramov and Harry Kikstra, to the North Face of Everest. This evening he will...

Presenter: Lorenzo Gariano
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 12 October 2005
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Three Aspects of Requirements Engineering

In this talk I shall briefly remind the participants of the basic context of requirements engineering, and then discuss three particular aspects. One is the span of a requirement: that is, how far the subject matter of one requirement extends in...

Presenter: Prof. Michael Jackson
Organisation: Department of Computing, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 11 October 2005
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SAKAI tools and architecture

SAKAI is a US based project developing open source tools for learning environments. This talk will look at the development of such tools and give an update on the project. Charles is currently a Software Architect at the University of Michigan...

Presenter: Dr. Charles Severance
Organisation: University of Michigan Duderstadt Center, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 28 September 2005
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Issues in social mobile computing

What is social mobile computing? This is a talk in two parts. In the first part, I'll outline what Intel Research Seattle is doing in the area of Social Mobile Computing. This is a new research area, focused on interactions between people that...

Presenter: Ian Smith
Organisation: Intel Research Laboratory, Seattle, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 23 September 2005
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Getting campus-based eLearning into the blender

Some ICT learning research initiatives are described which are argued to reflect worrying forms of influence on undergraduate study practices. The paper argues for more imaginative innovation along the route of "blended learning". Several case...

Presenter: Dr Charles Crook
Organisation: Learning Sciences Research Institute at Nottingham University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 07 July 2005
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End-user software engineering

In this talk, we will consider what happens when we add to end-user programming environments consideration of the software lifecycle beyond the "coding" phase. Considering other phases seems necessary, because there is ample evidence that end users'...

Presenter: Professor Margaret Burnett
Organisation: Oregon State University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 28 June 2005
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Pervasive Possibilities as Publishing

CRC Seminar Many of the challenges of ubiquitous computing (including location and context awareness) and those of the semantic web align along some very interesting axes. This talk will discuss how emerging semantic technologies such as...

Presenter: Bill McDaniel
Organisation: Digital Media Lab, Office of Technology, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 22 June 2005
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The Clockwork Project

In the talk, the results of the CEC supported project ?Creating Learning Organisations with Contextualised Knowledge-rich Work Artefacts? (Clockwork, 2001-2003) will be presented. The main objectives addressed in the project were: ? ...

Presenter: Dr Zdenek Zdrahal
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 07 June 2005
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Multi-Agent Ontology Mapping framework Based on Evidence Theory for a Question Answering System

In my presentation I will introduce an experimental multi agent ontology-mapping framework in the AQUA query answering system that incorporates uncertainty handling inherent to the mapping process. The framework uses Dempster-Shafer theory of...

Presenter: Miklos Nagy
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 06 June 2005
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Human-Computer Cohabitation

Information technology is designed, but for most of us most of the time it is part of our natural environment. Design intent and requirements play less of a role in our experience of IT than the affordances that technology presents in contexts of...

Presenter: Dr. Colin Potts
Organisation: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 23 May 2005
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A Minimum Effort Distributed Library for KMi

John's original challenge was this: "So Tom if you manage to setup a running system (technology + people) which captures over 50% of what is on the shelves in KMi and maintains this for at least 3 months I'll buy you a bottle of champagne (or...

Presenter: Tom Heath
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 19 May 2005
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Adaptation and dialogue modelling for speech-based interaction systems

The state-of-the-art speech and language technology has reached a level that allows us to build applications which enable users to have short conversations with the system in search for information like bus or train timetables, telephone numbers,...

Presenter: Prof. Kristiina Jokinen
Organisation: Professor of Language Technology, University of Helsinki
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 10 May 2005
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Information Inference Theory and Practice

In this talk, I will present a information inference framework we developed for mimicking human text based reasoning. The notion of "information inference" refers to the derivation of context sensitive implicit information carried by often short...

Presenter: Dr. Dawei Song
Organisation: KMi, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 10 May 2005
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Explainable Systems

When most current applications return answers, many users do not know what information sources were used, when they were updated, how reliable the source was, or what information was looked up versus derived. Many users also do not know how answers...

Presenter: Dr. Paulo Pinheiro da Silva
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 09 May 2005
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Image retrieval by word association

Have you ever wanted to find an image or sound to illustrate an abstract concept? Or an image that is metaphorically associated with some text rather than described by the text? This talk will present research on how one can retrieve...

Presenter: Dr. Philip Edmonds
Organisation: Sharp Laboratories of Europe
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 09 May 2005
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Non-standard inference services in Description Logics for semantically annotated resource retrieval

A semantically annotated resource is any kind of good, tangible or intangible (e.g. a document, a image, a product, a service) endowed of a description that refers to a shared ontology. In this talk we present services that aim at fully...

Presenter: Tommaso Di Noia
Organisation: Information Technology Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 05 May 2005
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Towards a Science of Software Design

In his classic book titled "The Science of the Artificial" (published in 1969) Herbert Simon laments the fact that design is not taught in Engineering Schools, which instead clamor for scientific respectability. He then sketches what he calls a...

Presenter: Professor John Mylopoulos
Organisation: University of Toronto/Trento
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 19 April 2005
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Beyond searching and browsing

The web provides a platform for users to perform many varied tasks; finding information, exploring new ideas, and communicating with others are just a few examples. However, not all tasks that users perform (or wish to perform) on the web are well...

Presenter: Tom Heath
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 17 March 2005
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An investigation of the use of semantic web technologies to support learning

A search engine like google can help us find a list of resources, connected merely by a string similarity, and, as we know, many times it fails in answering our initial research question. Of course this happens because a computer can hardly...

Presenter: Michele Pasin
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 16 March 2005
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A Semantic Web-Based Architecture for Analytical Tools

Denilson will present the results of his research work developed in KMi for the last year. This talk is also related to a paper submitted to a conference (IEEE CEC 05). Despite the importance of analytical tools to organisations, they still lack...

Presenter: Denilson Sell
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 21 February 2005
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e-PhDs:

Event Homepage Welcome to the launch page for attending this hybrid physical/virtual event online. As a 'virtual participant' you will be using some...

Presenter: Prof. Wendy Stainton Rogers
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 11 February 2005
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1st Symposium on Interoperability Issues in Semantic Web Sites

This workshop was the first in what is hoped to become a series of regular meetings aiming to make a significant push towards "the second generation Web" (as Semantic Web is also known). An initial goal is to achieve interoperability among so-far...

Presenter: Prof. Enrico Motta
Organisation: KMi, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 07 February 2005
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Mining Knowledge from Textual Databases: An Approach using Ontology-based Context Vectors

The increase in research activities claim ways to discover patterns in order to understand the behavior of these activities as well as to manage the resources used to support them. In this paper we propose a semantic mining approach to knowledge...

Presenter: Alexandre Goncalves
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 31 January 2005
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Aligning learning and creativity in education: Music composition as a domain to explore creative learning

When learning about a subject area in the classroom, the acquisition of a set of core concepts is often perceived as a prerequisite for students being able to comment intelligently on the subject domain, this generally involves the student's...

Presenter: Sylvia Truman
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 13 December 2004
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Arguing for Intelligence: The Roles of Argumentation in AI

In contrast to the formal analysis of reasoned argument, pursued by mathematicians since the turn of the century, a small band of philosophers and linguists have been attempting to reconcile a formal, powerful analysis with the demands of real...

Presenter: Dr Chris Reed
Organisation: Department of Applied Computing, University of Dundee, Scotland
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 09 December 2004
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First AKT Workshop on Semantic Web Services

This is a one-day workshop for discussing Semantic Web Services (SWS) in the context of Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT). We intend to support the interaction of research in different...

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Cabral
Organisation: ISSL, CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 08 December 2004
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Building the future with weapons of maths construction

Computers are complex, unreliable and occasionally dangerous. What can be done? Familiar handheld calculators represent a microcosm of how computers are used, misused and misunderstood - and how we are stuck in the past. Calculators are so...

Presenter: Prof. Harold Thimbleby
Organisation: Computer Science Department, University of Wales, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 18 November 2004
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Human and Robot Exploration on Mars or Moon

With the recent exciting events of NASA?s Mars Exploration Rovers and President Bush?s announcement for NASA to return to the Moon as a stepping stone for going to Mars with humans and robots, the debate about why we should send humans to do the...

Presenter: Dr Maarten Sierhuis
Organisation: Human-Centered Computing, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 09 November 2004
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The role of layout in natural language processing (NLP)

This talk will present the case for abstract document structure as a separate descriptive level in the analysis and generation of written texts. The purpose of this representation is to mediate between the message of a text (i.e., its discourse...

Presenter: Prof. Donia Scott
Organisation: Centre for Research in Computing, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 01 November 2004
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RAGS and beyond

The RAGS project ('Reference Architecture for Generation Systems'; Brighton/Edinburgh, EPSRC) aimed to build a concrete infrastructure for collaborative Natural Language Generation (NLG) research, founded on an apparent emerging architectural...

Presenter: Dr Roger Evans
Organisation: Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 27 October 2004
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An Ontological Formalization of the Planning Task

In this paper we propose a generic task ontology, which formalizes the space of planning problems. Although planning is one of the oldest researched areas in Artificial Intelligence and attempts have been made in the past at developing task...

Presenter: Dnyanesh Rajpathak
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 25 October 2004
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The Discreet Charm of Meta

In dynamic environments, such as web-based cultural heritage sites, where neither the individual user requirements nor the requested material can be predicted in advance, an automated presentation generation process is required. For that, however,...

Presenter: Dr. Frank Nack
Organisation: CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 22 October 2004
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Magpie - a framework for developing semantic web applications

Magpie is a suite of tools both on client and server side that uses knowledge of a specific problem domain captured in a shared ontology, to semantically markup web documents on-the-fly. The user interacts with Magpie through a web browser plugin...

Presenter: Martin Dzbor
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 18 October 2004
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Integrating Deep and Shallow Semantic Structures in Open Ontology Forge

Work in knowledge representation undertaken as part of the Semantic Web initiative has enabled a common infrastructure (Resource Description Framework (RDF) and RDF Schema) for sharing knowledge of ontologies and instances. In this talk I present a...

Presenter: Dr Nigel Collier
Organisation: National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 15 October 2004
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Digital resources in a complex web of perceptions

This presentation provides an overview of several studies into the use of digital resources within the academic and health domains and a wide variety of communities of practice (e.g. computer and media studies, hospital and patient information). The...

Presenter: Dr. Anne Adams
Organisation: University College London Interaction Centre
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 October 2004
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Learning Web Service Ontologies: Two Extraction Methods and their Evaluation

The promise of Semantic Web Services, that of automatic discovery and configuration of semantically described web services, depends on the existence of high quality ontologies that describe the domains of web services as well as their main...

Presenter: Dr. Marta Sabou
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 11 October 2004
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Building Collaborative Knowledge Representations in Real Time

Software tools for collaborative construction of knowledge representations have existed for several decades. Despite their potential, use of such tools has yet to grow beyond a small universe of academics and practitioners. My research is aimed at...

Presenter: Al Selvin
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 05 October 2004
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Working In A Wired World

The BBC has been introducing a number of social networking tools, available to all staff through its intranet - Gateway, that are designed to increase collaboration and networking within the organisation. The ability for staff to find each other and...

Presenter: Euan Semple
Organisation: Director KM Solutions, BBC
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 20 September 2004
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Scholarly Hypertext

This talk is a recorded introduction by Simon Buckingham Shum, Hypertexts Programme Chair to the ACM Hypertext 2004, for the panel on Scholarly Hypertext, held August 9-13, 2004, Santa Cruz. It sets the context for...

Presenter: Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 11 August 2004
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Cargo cult computer science

Arguably, computers and communications have changed the world more than any other science or technology. Yet there are a lot of failures, some prominent, many minor, and a widening gap between aspirations and reality - with environmental...

Presenter: Prof. Harold Thimbleby
Organisation: Computer Science Department, University of Wales, United Kingdom
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 02 July 2004
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ODESeW v2.0. A framework for developing semantic web portals.

This talk presents ODESeW (*Se*mantic *W*eb Portal based on Web*ODE* platform) as an ontology-based application that automatically generates and manages a community knowledge portals, designed on the top of WebODE ontology engineering platform. This...

Presenter: Angel Lopez-Cima
Organisation: Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 24 June 2004
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IRS support for OWL-S and WSMO

There is a great deal of work on developing ontologies (such as OWL-S and WSMO) for describing semantics of Web Services. IRS is one of the few existing systems (if not the only one) to support the Semantic Web Services technologies. I will show how...

Presenter: Dr Farshad Hakimpour
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 21 June 2004
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ESpotter: A Domain and User Adaptation Approach for Named Entity Recognition on the Web

Named entity recognition (NER) systems are commonly designed with a "one-size-fits-all" philosophy. Lexicons and patterns manually crafted or learned from a training set of documents are applied to any other document without taking into account its...

Presenter: Jianhan Zhu
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 14 June 2004
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Better Science Through Benchmarking: Lessons for Software Engineering

Benchmarking has been used to compare the performance of a variety of technologies, including computer systems, information retrieval systems, and database management systems. In these and other research areas, benchmarking has caused the science to...

Presenter: Susan Elliott Sim
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 04 June 2004
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The role of user models in semantically rich applications

Delivering right information at the right time has been an adage of knowledge management for some time. In this talk Marek Hatala, an assistant professor from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver,...

Presenter: Dr Marek Hatala
Organisation: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 05 May 2004
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Approaches to Semantic Web Services: An Overview and Comparisons

A preview of a paper to be presented at ESWS 2004 (European Semantic Web Symposium). Abstract: The next Web generation promises to deliver Semantic Web Services (SWS); services that are self-described and amenable to automated discovery,...

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Cabral
Organisation: ISSL, CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 04 May 2004
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Grassroots initiated networked communities: a viable method of overcoming multiple digital inequalities within communities of locality?

The UK government seeks to overcome the 'digital divide', and offering "internet access for all who want it" by 2005. It is unlikely, however, that this will be achieved through government funded interventions focussing primarily on achieving...

Presenter: Mark Gaved
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 19 April 2004
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ConcepTool: ontology representation and reasoning beyond frames and slots

Ontologies can be better (re)used if represented as conceptual models in a reasoning environment where they can be semantically analysed. The ConcepTool inferential ontology management system has been developed as a representation and reasoning...

Presenter: Dr Ernest Compatangelo
Organisation: Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 31 March 2004
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Multimodal Representations as Basis for Cognitive Architecture Making

Abstract: In this talk, I outline a view of "cognitive state" as fundamentally multi-modal, i.e., as an integrated and interlinked collection of "images" in various modalities: the perceptual ones, and the kinesthetic and conceptual modalities....

Presenter: Professor Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran
Organisation: Ohio State University, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 26 March 2004
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Mental imagery, visualisation tools and team work

This talk will describe a series of empirical investigations into the relationship between mental imagery and software visualisation in professional, high-performance programming. It will describe why these programmers tend not to use commercially...

Presenter: Dr. Marian Petre
Organisation: Faculty of Maths and Computing, Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 22 March 2004
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Aesthetic Mediation Using Participatory Hypermedia

This talk looks at research aimed at extending the tradition of hypermedia support for decision-making, as in argumentation systems, and sense-making, as in spatial hypertext and concept mapping, by building on recent work in the conflict resolution...

Presenter: Al Selvin
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 12 February 2004
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Towards Nootropia: a Non-Linear Approach to Adaptive Document Filtering

In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for users to find relevant information within the accessible glut. Adaptive Information Filtering (AIF) tackles this problem through a tailored representation of the user interests, called "user...

Presenter: Nikolaos Nanas
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 02 February 2004
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Engineering Semantics on the Web

In this talk I will discuss the various issues associated with the development and maintenance of semantic web sites, i.e., web sites augmented with semantic information, expressed using web-based knowledge representation languages, such as RDF or...

Presenter: Prof. Enrico Motta
Organisation: KMi, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 16 January 2004
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Search Engine-Crawler Symbiosis: Adapting to Community Interests

Web crawlers have been used for nearly a decade as a search engine component to create and update large collections of documents in order to serve the widely varying needs of web users. Typically the crawler and the rest of the search engine are not...

Presenter: Dr Shannon Bradshaw
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 15 December 2003
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Tools and Technology for supporting scholars in their task of academic literature sense-making

ABSTRACT: Academics aim to construct knowledge claims about 'the world', position these claims within the accumulated knowledge of a particular discipline, and negotiate these claims within the expert community. Current information and communication...

Presenter: Neil Benn
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 01 December 2003
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Towards a framework for evaluation of sensemaking support for information artefacts

ABSTRACT: This research is concerned with the challenges that organizations face in interpreting and responding to changes in their complex environments. Specifically, we seek a characterisation of the persistent kinds of problems they have to...

Presenter: Lin Yang
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 01 December 2003
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Design of Customized Web Applications with OntoWeaver

ABSTRACT: Designing data-intensive web sites is a complex task. The ad-hoc rapid prototyping approaches easily lead to unsatisfactory results, e.g. poor maintainability and extensibility. OntoWeaver approaches this problem with special focuses on...

Presenter: Yuangui Lei
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 24 November 2003
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A Generic Library of Problem Solving Methods for Scheduling Applications

In this paper we investigate the reuse of the tasks and reasoning methods by developing a generic library of problem-solving methods (PSMs) for the scheduling task. Although, some attempts have been made in the past at developing libraries of...

Presenter: Dnyanesh Rajpathak
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 24 November 2003
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Informal ontologies in the organization of research materials and authoring

Much of the history of Knowledge Representation and Ontological Engineering has been based on a premise of formalized ontologies, designed by (and often only used by) trained experts. Seldom have non-experts been granted entry. My Ph.D. is based...

Presenter: Murray Altheim
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 17 November 2003
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Group Behaviour and Ad hoc Interaction through Presence Based Play

In this seminar I will briefly discuss the notion of ?presence based play? as an experimentation framework for social experiences in the networked world. This research explores how spontaneous playful group behaviour and ad hoc collaboration can...

Presenter: Yanna Vogiazou
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 10 November 2003
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Integrating Tools to Support Virtual Presence, Messaging, Meeting Replay, and Task Coordination

The CoAKTinG project (Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies in the Grid: CoAKTing) started in June 2002 and runs for 24 months as a 'satellite' project to the 6 year Advanced...

Presenter: Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 03 November 2003
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Logics, tasks and agents: towards a unified model for delivering knowledge services

This talk will consist of an informal review of work at Cancer Research UK aimed at developing general methods and technologies for building knowledge based services for web deployment. The main outcome of this work to date is PROforma, a...

Presenter: Professor John Fox
Organisation: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and Department of Oncology, UCL and Royal Free Hospital
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 07 October 2003
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Brahms: A work practice modeling, simulation and multi-agent development environment for human-centered work systems

In recent years, interest in collaborative agents has increased due to the fact that most applications also require collaboration with other systems and their users. Although we have started from a different need, namely understanding the way people...

Presenter: Dr Maarten Sierhuis
Organisation: Human-Centered Computing, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Friday 26 September 2003
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Corporate Telepresence

KMi will be hosting as session for the Corous Network today. As part of the afternoon discussions Peter Scott will be chatting vaguely (as he so often does) around the houses of Corporate Telepresence. Dont expect him to keep to the...

Presenter: Dr Peter Scott
Organisation: CNM, KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 03 July 2003
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BuddySpace: Instant Messaging, Maps, and Enhanced Presence For Knowledge Workers

The synchronous (real-time) presence of peer-group members can enhance the emotional well-being of tele-workers and improve problem solving performance and situated learning. To promote the deployment of next-generation presence-awareness tools in...

Presenter: Professor Marc Eisenstadt
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 24 June 2003
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Networking a Sustainable Future

Dr. Gary Alexander is the author of "eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications" (Lighthouse Books, 2002, and see http://www.ghpbooks.com), a book which offers a vision...

Presenter: Dr. Gary Alexander
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Monday 02 June 2003
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Practising Knowledge Art

Creating and producing situated knowledge artifacts -- for example, creating a model of a problem unique to a single group or organization -- involves a range of roles and skills. A role of special interest is that of the practitioner: the person...

Presenter: Al Selvin
Organisation:
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Thursday 22 May 2003
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The Internet Reasoning Service

The web is not only transforming work-practices, consumer behaviour, and the way we access information, but it is also changing the way systems are built.? Slowly, we are moving from the world of closed, standalone, centralised applications, to one...

Presenter: Prof. Enrico Motta
Organisation: KMi, The Open University, UK
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 09 April 2003
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Back-end Stadium Systems

The KMi Stadium project has supported a vast range of educational webcasting experiments within the Open University and external clients. The presentation will discuss the logistical support systems which we call "Stadium XO Backlot" that are now...

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Quick
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 01:00
Webcast date: Wednesday 26 February 2003
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