Fundamentals Data Science

Data Science

In our research on Intelligent Systems and Data Science, we use semantic technologies to model and reason with large amounts of data, as well as machine learning and statistical techniques for mining knowledge from data in a variety of application domains. These include (but are not limited to) Smart Cities, Scholarly Data and Digital Humanities.

Furthermore, our interest lies on understanding what are the fundamental features of a “Science of Data”. Here, we focus on the way different types of data can be described to support their discovery, reuse and governance in complex processing infrastructures. In particular, in the context of developing intelligent metadata management applications, we have developed methods that can reason with semantic representations of policies and data flows to determine how licences and policies propagate upon complex data flows – see http://oro.open.ac.uk/52707/.

We are currently also working on developing new solutions for data cataloguing, aiming at improving the way such important assets are stored and managed as ‘libraries of data’. This work supports the data cataloguing infrastructure developed for the MK Data Hub, but it is of course, also applicable to other contexts.

To support Data Science research and development, the ISDS team manages the KMi Big Data Cluster, a processing infrastructure based on Apache Hadoop.

The ISDS team also develops and maintains the Open Knowledge Graph of The Open University and promotes an open approach to the dissemination and reuse of research outputs. Initiated in 2010, this was the first Open Knowledge Graph in UK academia leveraging Linked Data technologies in the education domain.

Team

Alessio Antoninis PhotoAlessio AntoniniResearch Associate
Jason Carvalhos PhotoJason CarvalhoProject Officer - Data Hub Development
Enrico Dagas PhotoEnrico DagaResearch Fellow
Alba Morales Tirados PhotoAlba Morales TiradoPhD Research Student
Enrico Mottas PhotoEnrico MottaProfessor of Knowledge Technologies

News

Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

SMART CITIES ROBOTICS CHALLENGE (SCIROC) 2021 : Call for interest now open! Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021. After the outstanding success of our first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge in Milton...

Successful Conclusion to the MK:5G Project

Successful Conclusion to the MK:5G Project

A final virtual consortium meeting celebrated the successful conclusion of the MK:5G project, a flagship city initiative centred around the deployment of 5G technologies in Milton Keynes. In...

E04: Delivery of Emergency Medicines

E04: Delivery of Emergency Medicines

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. Delivery of...

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

The 2nd Smart City event is set to take place this coming September in Bologna, Italy. This year, the challenge will be focused around the theme of ‘Smart Inclusion’ and, as with our first SciRoc...

E03: Shopping Cart

E03: Shopping Cart

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General description Episode 3 aims at...

E05: Pick & Pack

E05: Pick & Pack

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. This episode...

E02: Sign Language Generation / Interpretation

E02: Sign Language Generation / Interpretation

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. A specific...

E01: Coffee Shop

E01: Coffee Shop

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. In this episode...

READ-IT Dutch chatbot launched (10.03.2021)

READ-IT Dutch chatbot launched (10.03.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Dutch version of our chatbot. The chatbot asks you a series of five different prompt questions, to encourage you to share your...

Publications

2021

Chiatti, A., Motta, E., Daga, E. and Bardaro, G. (2021) Fit to Measure: Reasoning about Sizes for Robust Object Recognition, Proceedings of the AAAI2021 Spring Symposium on Combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering (AAAI-MAKE 2021), International Virtual Event


Daga, E., Meroño-Peñuela, A. and Motta, E. (2021) Sequential Linked Data: the State of Affairs, pp. (In press)


2020

Morales Tirado, A., Oelen, A., Pasqual, V., Shi, M., Umbrico, A., Xu, W. and Celino, I. (2020) A human-in-the-loop framework to handle implicit bias in crowdsourced KGs, ISWS International Semantic Web Research Summer School 2019, Bertinoro, Italy


Bruni, L., Daga, E., Damiano, R., Diaz, L., Kuflik, T., Lieto, A., Gangemi, A., Mulholland, P., Peroni, S., Pescarin, S. and Wecker, A. (2020) Towards Advanced Interfaces for Citizen Curation, Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces and Interactions in Cultural Heritage (AVI2CH 2020), Ischia, Italy


Morales Tirado, A., Daga, E. and Motta, E. (2020) Effective use of personal health records to support emergency services, EKAW 2020 - 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Bolzano, Italy


Chiatti, A., Motta, E. and Daga, E. (2020) Towards a Framework for Visual Intelligence in Service Robotics:Epistemic Requirements and Gap Analysis, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020)


Lupi, L. and Antonini, A. (2020) Readapting Propp's character archetypes to explore the relational dimension of city data: a design-oriented approach Readapting Propp's character archetypes to explore the relational dimension of city data: a design-oriented approach, pp. 200-229


Vignale, F., Antonini, A. and Gravier, G. (2020) The Reading Experience Ontology (REO): Reusing and Extending CIDOC CRM, Digital Humanities Conference 2020, Ottawa


Antonini, A., , f. and , e. (2020) Restoration and Repurposing of DH legacy projects: the UK-RED case, Digital Humanities Conference 2020, Ottawa


Antonini, A., , f. and , s. (2020) On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2, 31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT'20), Online


Antonini, A. and Brooker, S. (2020) Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation, Proceedings of the 31st ACM HyperText, Orlando, Florida, USA


Antonini, A. and Benatti, F. (2020) *ing the Written Word: Digital Humanities Methods for Book History, SHARP 2020: Power of the Written Word, Amsterdam


Motta, E., Daga, E., Opdahl, A. and Tessem, B. (2020) Analysis and Design of Computational News Angles Analysis and Design of Computational News Angles, 8, pp. 120613-120626


Antonini, A., (2020) Understanding the phenomenology of reading through modelling Understanding the phenomenology of reading through modelling, pp. (Early Access)


Lupi, L., Antonini, A., De Liddo, A. and Motta, E. (2020) Actionable Open Data: Connecting City Data to Local Actions Actionable Open Data: Connecting City Data to Local Actions, 16, pp. (In Press)


2019

Daga, E. and Motta, E. (2019) Capturing themed evidence, a hybrid approach, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Marina del Rey, California, United States


Antonini, A. and Lupi, L. (2019) Social AI for Engaging UbiComp, Halfway to the Future, Nottingham, UK


Daga, E. and Motta, E. (2019) Challenging knowledge extraction to support the curation of documentary evidence in the humanities, Third International Workshop on Capturing Scientific Knowledge (Sciknow). Collocated with the tenth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP), Los Angeles, California, USA


Daga, E., Meroño-Peñuela, A. and Motta, E. (2019) Modelling and Querying Lists in RDF. A Pragmatic Study, QuWeDa 2019: 3rd Workshop on Querying and Benchmarking the Web of Data, Auckland, New Zealand


Meroño-Peñuela, A. and Daga, E. (2019) List.MID: A MIDI-Based Benchmark for Evaluating RDF Lists, International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2019), The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Vignale, F., Benatti, F. and Antonini, A. (2019) Reading in Europe - Challenge and Case Studies of READ-IT Project, DH2019, Utrecht, Netherland


Lupi, L. and Antonini, A. (2019) City Planning and Web-based technologies: misalignments, convergences, and potential future directions, 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Wuhan, China


Lupi, L. and Antonini, A. (2019) City Planning and Urban Informatics: misalignments, convergences, and potential future direction for web-based technologies, 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Wuhan, China


Antonini, A., Benatti, F., King, E., Vignale, F. and Gravier, G. (2019) Modelling Changes in Diaries, Correspondence and Authors' Libraries to support research on reading: the READ-IT approach, Workshop: Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage (ODOCH'19) at CAiSE '19, Rome, Italy


Antonini, A. and Lupi, L. (2019) Developing a meta-language in multidisciplinary research projects: the case study of READ-IT, Workshop: W14: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Exploring the Intersection of Philosophy and HCI at CHI 2019, Glasgow, UK


Antonini, A., Mejia, G. and Lupi, L. (2019) All We Do is Stalking - Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks, HyperText 2019, Hof, Germany, ACM


Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Daga, E., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2019) Robot-City Interaction: Mapping the Research Landscape - A Survey of the Interactions Between Robots and Modern Cities Robot-City Interaction: Mapping the Research Landscape - A Survey of the Interactions Between Robots and Modern Cities, pp. (Early Access)


Daga, E. and Gangemi, A. (2019) Linked Data for the Humanities: methods and techniques, Digital Humanities 2019: Complexities, Uthrect


Antonini, A., Vignale, F., Guillaume, G. and Brigitte, O. (2019) The Model of Reading: Modelling principles, Definitions, Schema, Alignments


2018

Antonini, A. and Lupi, L. (2018) From Service to Data Infrastructure - The Transition from MK Intelligence Observatory to MK:Insight


Meroño-Peñuela, A., Valk, R., Daga, E., Daquino, M. and Kent-Muller, A. (2018) The Semantic Web MIDI Tape: An Interface for Interlinking MIDI and Context Metadata, Workshop: Workshop on Semantic Applications for Audio and Music (SAAM) held in conjunction with ISWC 2018., Monterey, California, USA


Meroño-Peñuela, A., Kent-Muller, A., Valk, R., Daquino, M. and Daga, E. (2018) A Large-Scale Semantic Library of MIDI Linked Data, DLfM '18 - 5th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris, France


Daga, E., Gangemi, A. and Motta, E. (2018) Reasoning with Data Flows and Policy Propagation Rules, Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, IOS Press


Daga, E. (2018) Knowledge Components and Methods for Policy Propagation in Data Flows Knowledge Components and Methods for Policy Propagation in Data Flows


2017

Daga, E., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2017) Propagating Data Policies: a User Study, Knowledge Capture (K-Cap 2017), Austin, Texas (US) Proceedings of the Knowledge Capture Conference


Daquino, M., Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Gangemi, A., Holland, S., Laney, R., Penuela, A. and Mulholland, P. (2017) Characterizing the Landscape of Musical Data on the Web: State of the Art and Challenges, Workshop: Second Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web - WHiSe II at Co-located with the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Vienna, Austria


2016

Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Motta, E. and Gangemi, A. (2016) An Incremental Learning Method to Support the Annotation of Workflows with Data-to-Data Relations, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, pp. 129-144, Springer


Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Daga, E. and d'Aquin, M. (2016) DKA-robo: dynamically updating time-invalid knowledge bases using robots, Demo at 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2016), Bologna, Italy


Tiddi, I., Daga, E., Bastianelli, E. and d'Aquin, M. (2016) Update of time-invalid information in Knowledge Bases through Mobile Agents, Workshop: Integrating Multiple Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Techniques in Robotics (MIRROR-16) at 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Deajeon, South Korea


Daga, E., d'Aquin, M. and Adamou, A. (2016) Addressing exploitability of Smart City data, IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2)


Adamou, A., Daga, E. and Isaksen, L. (eds.) (2016) WHiSe 2016 - Humanities in the Semantic Web, Workshop: 1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSe 2016) at 13th ESWC Conference 2016, Anissaras, Greece, 1608, CEUR-WS.org


2015

Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Gangemi, A. and Motta, E. (2015) Bottom-Up Ontology Construction with Contento, Demo at International Semantic Web Conference


Daga, E., Panziera, L. and Pedrinaci, C. (2015) BASIL: A Cloud Platform for Sharing and Reusing SPARQL Queries as Web APIs, Demo at International Semantic Web Conference


Daga, E., Panziera, L. and Pedrinaci, C. (2015) A BASILar Approach for Building Web APIs on top of SPARQL Endpoints, Workshop: Services and Applications over Linked APIs and Data (SALAD) at European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Portoroz, Slovenia


Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Motta, E. and Gangemi, A. (2015) A Bottom-Up Approach for Licences Classification and Selection, Workshop: International Workshop on Legal Domain And Semantic Web Applications (LeDA-SWAn 2015) at 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2015), Portoroz, Slovenia


Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Adamou, A. and Brown, S. (2015) The Open University Linked Data - data.open.ac.uk, Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, IOS Press


Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Gangemi, A. and Motta, E. (2015) Propagation of Policies in Rich Data Flows, 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2015)


2014

d'Aquin, M., Adamou, A., Daga, E., Liu, S., Thomas, K. and Motta, E. (2014) Dealing with Diversity in a Smart-City Datahub, Workshop: 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities


Daga, E., d'Aquin, M., Gangemi, A. and Motta, E. (2014) Early analysis and debugging of linked open data cubes, Workshop: Workshop on Semantic Statistics at International Semantic Web Conference, Italy, CEUR-WS.org


2012

Presutti, V., Blomqvist, E., Daga, E. and Gangemi, A. (2012) Pattern-Based Ontology Design, Ontology Engineering in a Networked World


Daga, E. (2012) Towards a Theoretical Foundation for the Harmonization of Linked Data, Workshop: Doctoral Consortium at International Semantic Web Conference - ISWC 2012


2011

Svab-Zamazal, O., Daga, E., Dudas, M. and Svatek, V. (2011) Tools for Pattern-Based Transformation of OWL Ontologies, Demo at International Semantic Web Conference


2010

Presutti, V., Daga, E., Gangemi, A. and Blomqvist, E. (2010) eXtreme Design with content ontology design patterns, Workshop: Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP) at International Semantic Web Conference 2010


Blomqvist, E., Presutti, V., Daga, E. and Gangemi, A. (2010) Experimenting with eXtreme design, Workshop: Knowledge Engineering and Management by the Masses at 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management


Baldassarre, C., Daga, E., Gangemi, A., Gliozzo, A., Salvati, A. and Troiani, G. (2010) Semantic scout: making sense of organizational knowledge, 17th international conference on Knowledge engineering and management by the masses


Daga, E., Blomqvist, E., Gangemi, A., Montiel, E., Nikitina, N., Presutti, V. and Terrazas, B. (2010) Pattern based ontology design: methodology and software support Deliverable 2.5.2


2008

Daga, E., Presutti, V. and Salvati, A. (2008) Http://ontologydesignpatterns.org [ODP] and Evaluation WikiFlow, 5th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives, SWAP 2008


Daga, E., Presutti, V., Gangemi, A. and Salvati, A. (2008) http://ontologydesignpatterns.org [ODP], Poster at International Semantic Web Conference


2007

Gliozzo, A., Gliozzo, A., Gangemi, A., Presutti, V., Cardillo, E., Daga, E., Salvati, A. and Troiani, G. (2007) A collaborative semantic web layer to enhance legacy systems, International Semantic Web Conference