KMi is organising a series of biweekly seminars, given by internal and external speakers. Internal seminars are raising awareness about the research conducted in KMi and are fostering networking. External seminars are given by researchers from other institutions who are visiting KMi. The KMi seminars cover a wide range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Semantic Technologies, Citizen Science, and more.

KMi invites external speakers to present their work to the lab. We also welcome approaches from researchers who are interested to present their work. Please contact either the KMi staff member who is working in your field, or the seminars coordinators: Angelo Salatino, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Rachel Coignac-Smith, and Nancy Pontika.

The seminars take place at the KMi Podium (Berrill Building, 4th Floor North) unless otherwise stated. They are also broadcasted for online participants.

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Past Events

Interactive Webcasts and eXtended Reality at the OU

Open University (OU) students undertake practical and practice-based learning activities in The OpenSTEM Labs through online access to remote equipment, interactive screen experiments, and live web broadcasts. I have been involved in...

Presenter: Dr. Trevor Collins
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Wednesday 21 February 2024
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Persuasion across the Political Spectrum

In recent years, computational studies started analysing several aspects of News Media. The research community began developing models to extract and classify news articles in multiple dimensions: parallel news reports analysis, persuasion...

Presenter: Mr Martino Mensio
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Wednesday 17 January 2024
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What makes an effective response to aggression on social media?

Various authors (for example, Benesch et al. 2015, Ray et al. 2022) have attempted to define or describe what an "effective" response is to social media aggression, such as hate crime, cyberbullying, and online abuse. Some of these...

Presenter: Em Dean
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Wednesday 10 January 2024
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AI-Driven Ontology extraction of Research Areas

Ontologies are essential tools for structuring and collecting human knowledge. They enable the identification and description of concepts concerning a specific topic. In the field of scientific research, ontologies enable efficient...

Presenter: Alessia Pisu
Organisation: University of Cagliari
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 December 2023
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Assessing research needs data transparency - or the OpenCitations' vision for an open citation and bibliographic data ecosystem

Recently, the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) has proposed a list of 10 commitments to push institutions to revise the current research assessment practices to make them more diverse and transparent. One of these...

Presenter: Dr. Silvio Peroni
Organisation: University of Bologna
Webcast date: Wednesday 29 November 2023
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We are also inviting top experts in AI and Knowledge Technologies to discuss major socio-technological topics with an audience that comprises both members of the Knowledge Media Institute, as well as the wider staff at The Open University. Differently from our seminar series, these events follow a Q&A format.

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