IBM Colleagues will work in Aberdeen from 2nd July 2015

IBM Colleagues, Drs Marco Mondi and Yuting Zhao, will come Aberdeen University and work with the local team on K-Drive project for 2 weeks. Dr Mondi will do his secondments with a special focus on WP5&6. Dr Zhao will work with Dr Honghan Wu on Stream Semantic Querying and also start to take over the (technical) project management for the rest project period.

Dr Jeff Z. Pan is doing secondment in IBM Italy

K-Drive coordinator, Dr Jeff Pan, is doing secondment in IBM Italy from 4 June to 17 June, 2015. This secondment will involve the following activities.

  1. Supervising the work in deliverables:
    D5.2 A dynamic query generator: a PU Prototype
    D5.3 A user query generator: an RE Prototype
    D6.3 Stream querying for private data: a PU Report
  2. Dissemination activities in DL workshop 2015
  3. Knowledge transfer activities in IBM Italy
  4. Project management and looking into future collaboration

iSOCO/ESI is doing secondments in Aberdeen

Panos and Boris from iSOCO/ESI are doing secondments in Aberdeen uni from 31 May to 12 June, 2015. The secondment work will involve:

  1. deliverables of which the due dates are the end of July:
    D7.1 User model definition: a PU Specification (M30, UNIABDN)
    D7.2 Interactive UI design: a PU Specification (M36, ISOCO)
  2. k-drive book revision
  3. discussing a proposal for FTI H2020
  4. knowledge transfer activities

K-Drive Project will have a two-day workshop in Modena, Italy

K-Drive will have a two-day workshop in Modena, Italy at 7th-8th, May 2015. The workshop will discuss:

– K-Drive project: management, work package implementation and scientific researches;
– K-Drive book: status update, chapter discussion, timeline revision and next action points;
– Future collaboration opportunities: proposal ideas, research topics and knowledge transfer projects.

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan continues his secondment in ESI(iSOCO)

From this week, Dr. Jeff Z. Pan is doing his secondment in ESI (iSOCO). The secondment will last two weeks and will consist of the following activities:

– Collaborative Research Activities on the work package of Interactive Intelligent User Interface
– Project Meeting Arrangement: planing the upcoming K-Drive project meeting
– Other project management activities: iSOCO – ESI transition
– Knowledge Transfer Activities

 

Dr Jeff Z. Pan is going to continue his secondment in IBM Italy

K-Drive coordinator, Dr Jeff Z. Pan, is doing his secondment in IBM Italy. The research topics include: 1) user query generation and 3) stream querying techniques for private data. In addition to research activities, Dr Pan will also supervise the ESR researcher who is secondeed from UNIABDN to IBM Italy. Other activities include project management, knowledge transfer and etc.

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan is going to continue his secondment in ESI

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan will start his secondment in Expert System Iberia from 23rd Jan. 2015 to 6th Feb. 2015. In this secondment, Jeff will mainly work on the following two topics:

  • The guidance (T9.1 Task identification and definition)
  • Project management (plans and arrangements of secondment implementation)

As usual, he will also contribute on activities of knowledge transfer and dissemination during this secondment.

4th Scottish Linked Data Interest Group workshop

The  workshop will take place at University of Aberdeen, 11.00-16.00, Monday 12th January, 2015.

By attending, you can learn about existing applications of Linked Data as well as applications of recent research in the area from various organisations, industry professionals and academics in and around Scotland.

The workshop is free and open to anyone, to register and find out more please go to

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-scottish-linked-data-interest-group-workshop-tickets-14950164344

 

Programme

11:00

11:10

Welcome and Introduction

11:10

11:30

Scottish Open Data Strategy — Tabitha Stringer (Scottish Government)

11:30

11:50

WhatTheySaid: Enriching UK Parliament Debate with Linked Data — Yunjia Li (Southampton University)

11:50

12: 10

LD 101: What is Linked Data? — Bill Roberts (Swirrl), Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen)

12:10

12:30

Using the CURIOS System in the Hebridean Connections Web Site — Tristan ap Rheinallt (Hebridean Connections)

12:30

12:50

CURIOS: Lessons Learnt and Opportunities for a Linked Data Eco-system  — Hai Nguyen (University of Aberdeen)

12:50

13:15

Discussion

13:15

14:00

Lunch

14:00

14:20

Scottish Government Statistics as Linked Data — David Duncan-Fraser (Scottish Government), Bill Roberts (Swirrl)

14:20

14:40

IBM Watson and Linked Data — Marco Monti (IBM)

14:40

15:00

Summarisation based Linked Data Visualisation — Honghan Wu (University of Aberdeen)

15:00

15:20

Using Linked Data in House of Care — Tim Warren (Alliance Scotland)

15:20

15:40

Sherlock: a Semi-Automatic Quiz Generation System using Linked Data — Dong Liu (BBC), Chenghua Lin (University of Aberdeen)

15:40

16:00

Semantic Search of Linked Data by Abduction — Jianfeng Du (Guangdong University of Foreign Study)

 16:00

16:20

 Discussion

Dr. Panos Alexopoulos is giving a talk to Computing Science Department of University of Aberdeen

Performing Named Entity Resolution in Enterprise Scenarios – Experiences, Lessons Learned and Methodological Guidelines

Speaker: Dr. Panos Alexopoulo

Abstract: Named Entity Resolution (NER) is an information extraction task that involves detecting mentions of named entities (e.g. people, organisations or locations) within texts and mapping them to their corresponding entities in a given knowledge source. Systems and frameworks for performing NER have been developed both by the academia and the industry with different features and capabilities. The goal of this presentation is to describe our experiences from implementing NER solutions in a number of real-world application scenarios and share some key lessons we learned with respect to their applicability and effectiveness. Moreover, we shall describe a metric-based methodological framework that allowed us to understand and optimize the performance of our NER solution in each of these scenarios.

Time: 14:00-15:00, 3rd Dec. 2014 Venue: Meston 2