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.

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Team

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

News

Award for FASS authors at Hypertext 2020 conference

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...

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

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...

On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2

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...

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

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...

Agnese secures 2nd place at the 2020 OU poster competition

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,...

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

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...

Major milestone reached: Reading Experience Ontology released on GitHub

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)...

AIDA: a Knowledge Graph about ResearchDynamics in Academia and Industry

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...

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

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?...

Publications

2020

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


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