Category Archives: News

Award for FASS authors at Hypertext 2020 conference

On 15th July 2020, a paper by Open University researchers Alessio Antonini, Francesca Benatti and Sally Blackburn-Daniels was awarded the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the 31stACM International Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20), held virtually at the University of Central Florida. Their paper was entitled On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2and […]

Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation

The paper ‘Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation’ tackles one the key findings of the modelling of the reading experience: the centrality of media in the author-reader interactions. The paper is the result of an intense collaboration between Alessio Antonini (READ-IT) and Sam Brooker (University of Richmond), and focuses on defining […]

On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2

READ-IT project members Alessio Antonini and Francesca Benatti, and Sally Blackburn-Daniels of the Holographic Lee project, in collaboration with the Holographic Vernon Lee project, have produced the paper ‘On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2’. Promoted by HOBAR events at Senate House, London, the paper bridges the perspective of scholarly editions and authorial technologies by […]

IRISA team wins 2nd place for the Entity linking in French in the HIPE challenge

READ-IT are excited to announce that the IRISA team (Rennes, France) participated in the HIPE (Identifying Historical People, Places and other Entities) challenge. HIPE is a named entity processing evaluation campaign on historical newspapers in French, German and English, organised in the context of the impresso project and run as a CLEF 2020 Evaluation Lab. The IRISA team were runners up in ‘Named Entity Recognition and Classification […]

Agnese secures 2nd place at the 2020 OU poster competition

Great result of Agnese Chiatti, PhD student in KMi and member of the Intelligent Systems and Data Science group, at the 15th Edition of the Postgraduate Research Student Poster Competition, which was held earlier today at The Open University. Agnese submitted a poster entitled “Robots with Common Sense – Improving Sensemaking in Service Robotics”, which was ranked 2nd out of 39 […]

Dr Berit Janssen and Mr Jelte van Boheemen join READ-IT (1.06.2020)

Dr Berit Janssen (pictured left) and Mr Jelte van Boheemen (pictured right), both based in the Digital Humanities Lab, Utrecht University, have joined the READ-IT team as developers, working under Netherlands PI for the project, José de Kruif. Berit and Jelte replace Alex Hebing, who is leaving for a new post elsewhere. We would like […]

Major milestone reached: Reading Experience Ontology released on GitHub

After an intense year and half of project work, Dr. Alessio Antonini (The Open University) and colleagues from Le Mans University and CNRS-IRISA have released the Reading Experience Ontology (REO) which is now hosted on GitHub and available for free re-use. REO incorporates what we learned from a wide range of sources and case studies, […]

AIDA: a Knowledge Graph about ResearchDynamics in Academia and Industry

Abstract: Academia and industry share a complex, multifaceted, and symbiotic relationship. Analysing the knowledge flow between them, understanding which directions have the biggest potential, and discovering the best strategies to harmonise their efforts is a critical task for several stakeholders. While research publications and patents are an ideal media to analyse this space, current datasets […]

Reading during the Pandemic? ‘Reading and Wellbeing’ blog launched (5.05.2020)

What have we been reading during the current COVID-19 pandemic? How has the quarantine changed the way we read? And how have books (and reading) become even more important to us at this time? READ-IT UK PI Dr Shafquat Towheed together with his Open University colleague Dr Edmund King have started a ‘Reading and Wellbeing’ […]

Dr Maya Parmar returns to the READ-IT project (04.05.2020)

Dr Maya Parmar (The Open University) has returned from maternity leave to resume her work supporting dissemination for public engagement and impact on the READ-IT project. She will be working part-time (1 day per week until 31.05.2020; 1.5 days per week from 01.06.2020). Dr Parmar has widespread experience of supporting public engagement in previous projects […]