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 continues his secondment

Dr. Panos Alexopoulos, K-Drive fellow from iSOCO, continues his secondment in University of Aberdeen. In this two weeks’ secondment, his work will be focusing on D7.2: Interactive UI design. As usual, Dr. Alexopoulos will give seminars in departmental level and/or some guest lectures to Level-4 students. Relevant events will be announced later.

Tutorial: Constructing and Understanding Knowledge Graph

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan gave a tutorial in JIST2014 conference on Constructing and Understanding Knowledge Graph.

Abstract: The benefits and potentials of Linked Data (LD) have been utilised and demonstrated by numerous applications from academic, industry and public sectors. This explains the recent vast increase of LD not only in data volume but also in number of datasets and related domains. However, consuming a linked dataset requires technical background of Semantic Web (SW) techniques and the knowledge of the dataset. Direct use of such valuable knowledge space is very time consuming and is still a privilege of SW “geeks”. In this tutorial, we propose the vision of converting LD into knowledge graphs which are not only capable to enhance accessibilities in LD consumption but also enable LD directly usable to end users. Specifically, this tutorial consists of two parts. The first part will introduce the overview, applications and research challenges to create knowledge graphs on top of LD. The second part will focus on specific techniques for knowledge graph, including knowledge graph construction and knowledge graph understanding.

Dr. Olivier Curé will give a talk about WaterFowl: a Compact, Self-indexed RDF Store based on Succinct Data Structures

Speaker: Olivier Curé (University of Paris-Est) <http://igm.univ-mlv.fr/%7Eocure/LIGM_LIKE/>

Title: WaterFowl: a Compact, Self-indexed RDF Store based on Succinct Data Structures

Time: 24 September 2014, 14:00 – 15:00
Location: Meston 2 (ground floor)

Abstract:This talk will start with an introduction of the main strategies for storing and indexing RDF data sets. This will consider solutions based on a native RDF approach but also approaches using a relational or NoSQL storage backend. Then, I will present the main features of an on-going work that aims to distribute highly compressed structures adapted for the storage and querying of RDF triples. The compactness of the represented data is supported by an architecture based on Succinct Data Structures (SDS) which enables to store large datasets in main memory. A special form of entity encoding enables inferences in the RDFS entailment regime.

Bio:Olivier Curé is an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. His research focuses primarily on Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Database systems. He is particularly interested on bridging these different fields of Computer Science. Some of the results he has obtained have been applied to the medical domain, more precisely in self-medication. During the 2014-2015 year, he will be on a leave of absence and will be a researcher in the LIP6 Database group at the Paris VI Pierre and Marie Curie University.

Dr. José Manuel Gómez Pérez will give a talk in University of Aberdeen

Dr. José Manuel Gómez Pérez, one of our Marie Currier Fellows of K-Drive project, will give a talk in University of Aberdeen.

Title: When History Matters – Assessing Reliability for the Reuse of Scientific Workflows
Abstract: 
Scientific workflows play an important role in computational research, as the essential artifacts for communicating the methods used to produce the research findings. We are witnessing a growing number of efforts of treating workflows as first-class artifacts for sharing and exchanging scientific knowledge, either as part of scholarly articles or as stand-alone objects. However, workflows are not born to be reliable, which can seriously damage their reusability and trustworthiness as knowledge exchange instruments. Scientific workflows are commonly subject to decaying, which consequently undermines their reliability over their lifetime. The reliability of workflows can be notably improved by advocating scientists to preserve a minimal set of information that is essential to assist the interpretations of these workflows and hence improve their potential for reproducibility and reusability. In this talk we show how, by measuring and monitoring the completeness and stability of scientific workflows over time we are able to provide scientists with a measure of their reliability, supporting the reuse of trustworthy scientific knowledge.
Venue: Meston 2
Time:14:00-15:00, 29 Sep. 2014

 

Dr. Marco Monti gave a presentation at “15th Biennial SMDM European Meeting 2014”

Dr. Marco Monti, one K-Drive researcher from IBM Italian, gave a presentation at 15th Biennial SMDM European Meeting 2014 (http://www.smdm2014.com/). The meeting was held in Elzenveld Hotel and Congress Centre Antwerp, Belgium from June 8 to 10, and had a special focus on clinical decision making in the era of personalized medicine. The title of the presentation is “Advanced content analytics to investigate clinical deviations in cancer treatments“. The work is a collaboration with other researchers of Esther Goldbraich, Zeev Waks, Ariel Farkash, Michele Torresani, Paolo Giovanni Casali, and Boaz Carmeli.