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 maintains the Linked Open Data Portal 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
Lucia Lupis PhotoLucia LupiVisiting PhD Research Student
Alba Morales Tirados PhotoAlba Morales TiradoPhD Research Student
Enrico Mottas PhotoEnrico MottaProfessor of Knowledge Technologies

News

Du patrimoine à la contribution

Du patrimoine à la contribution

READ-IT Project Leader Dr. Brigitte Ouvry-Vial participated in a 1 Day workshop organized by the Ministry of Culture (France), the ANR (National Research Agency) and the Mediathèque of Architecture...

Images from the SciRoc Challenge

Images from the SciRoc Challenge

Below is a selection of photos from the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019...

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019 Episode 3 – Deliver Coffee Shop Orders: Leeds Autonomous Service Robots –...

READ-IT at the Frankfurter Buchmesse/ Frankfurt Book Fair

READ-IT at the Frankfurter Buchmesse/ Frankfurt Book Fair

READ-IT project team members Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl (JGU Mainz) and Dr. George Ioannidis (IN2) will be presenting ‘READ-IT: Leseerfahrungen digital erfahrbar machen’ / ‘READ-IT: Reading...

The CSO Classifier nominated for the Best Paper Award

The CSO Classifier nominated for the Best Paper Award

Last week, Angelo was in Oslo for the 23rd edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL2019). Every year, this conference attracts many researchers...

Public Q&A Friday 20th Sept: Scared or excited about the future of AI?

Public Q&A Friday 20th Sept: Scared or excited about the future of AI?

Experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from around Europe are coming to Milton Keynes this week and will be taking part in a Question-Time type debate with the general public. Surveys carried out in...

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels joins the READ-IT team (1.09.2019-30.04.2020)

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels joins the READ-IT team (1.09.2019-30.04.2020)

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels (Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Open University) has now joined the READ-IT project team for 8 months, from 01.09.2019 to 30.04.2020. She is based at The Open...

SciRoc paper accepted for presentation at the the IEEE-Roman 2019 conference

SciRoc paper accepted for presentation at the the IEEE-Roman 2019 conference

As part of the SciRoc project, a team of researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome (Lun Wang, Luca Iocchi, Andrea Marrella and Daniele Nardi) has developed a dedicated questionnaire to...

READ-IT presented at DH2019 conference, Utrecht, Netherlands (July 2019)

READ-IT presented at DH2019 conference, Utrecht, Netherlands (July 2019)

READ-IT team members François Vignale (Le Mans University), Francesca Benatti (The Open University, pictured above) and Alessio Antonini (The Open University) presented a paper, entitled “Reading...

Publications

2019

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


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)


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