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  • DERI, NUI Galway: all institute papers 2003-2008510 papers, 290 authors4864 expertise topics on average 31 expertise topics per document Semantic Web Dog Food: Semantic Web conferences 2006-2009680 papers, 1692 researchers 8972 expertise topicson average 22 expertise topics per documentACL Corpus: Computational Linguistics conferences 1965-200610646 publications, 9983 authors 63098 expertise topics on average 16 expertise topics per document
  • Konduit is a visual programming tool that allows creation of personal work flows using semantic data from the desktop or from the web. It is very flexible and powerful regarding the possible uses. The created work flows can process the data in any required way, they can create new data, search existing one, integrate different datasets or access desktop application functionality. It can be used for backup, filtering or cleaning of the data. Providing a user-friendly and easy to use interface for such a powerful tool is essential, therefore we chose the visual drag-and-drop interface, with components that can easily be connected. However, using the application still requires some basic knowledge of semantics.
  • IVEAKnowledge articulation and visualization: Visual exploration of text collection: Exploring different facets of a complex information space to gain insights is a common yet challenging task for many scientists and analysts alike. As a substantial amount of valuable information to be explored is stored in unstructured or weakly structured text documents, there is a need to support users in their analytical activity. In this context, we proposed an approach to enable users to explore a text collection in a personalized manner, by using the formal representation of entities of interest to users to drive the exploration process. This approach has been initially realized in a prototype, called IVEA (, which is designed based on Shneiderman's visual information-seeking mantra "Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand". It employs multiple coordinated views to guide users through this workflow. The core element in IVEA is a simple user-defined ontology encapsulating their sphere of interest. Various statistics about the correspondence between documents in a collection and entities in the ontology are visually presented to facilitate the analytic process.
  • DERI Overview - March 2011

    1. 1. Digital Enterprise Research Institute Enabling Networked Knowledge: The Digital Enterprise Research Institute Copyright 2009 Digital Enterprise Research Institute. All rights reserved.
    2. 2. Digital Enterprise Research InstituteDigital Enterprise Research Institute
    3. 3. Our Mission and VisionDigital Enterprise Research Institute The Mission of the Digital Enterprise Institute is “to exploit semantics for •People •Organisations •Systems to collaborate and interoperate on a global scale” DERI Galway’s vision is “to be recognised as being among the leading international web science research institutes interlinking technologies, information and people to advance business and benefit society”
    4. 4. About DERIDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Digital Enterprise Research Institute  Located at the National University of Ireland, Galway  Oversight Board, Scientific Advisory Board, Site Executive Committee  Founded June 2003  As a CSET (Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology) funded by SFI (Science Foundation Ireland)  Largest Semantic Web Research Institute in the World  Research Publications > 550.  Participate in 12 standardisation groups  Approx 130 members from 30 nations and growing  Over 70 PhD’s /Masters in the pipeline  Core Industrial Partners:  MNC’s: Cisco, Avaya, Ericsson…  SME’s: Storm, Celtrak ……  Total Research Grants: >€60 million  SFI, EU Framework, Enterprise Ireland, Industry
    5. 5. Digital Enterprise Research Institute
    6. 6. A Network of KnowledgeDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Interconnected  Universal  All encompassing  assists humans, organisations and systems with problem solving  enabling innovation and increased productivity
    7. 7. Two Key IngredientsDigital Enterprise Research Institute 1. RDF – Resource Description Framework Graph based Data – nodes and arcs  Identifies objects (URIs)  Interlink information (Relationships) 2. Vocabularies (Ontologies)  provide shared understanding of a domain  organise knowledge in a machine-comprehensible way  give an exploitable meaning to the data 8 of 46
    8. 8. Why Graphs and Ontologies?Digital Enterprise Research Institute Cities:Dublin Geo:hasLargestCity 84421km2 Geo:IslandOfIreland Geo:hasCapital Geo:area Geo:locatedOn EU:RepublicOfIreland EU:RepublicOfIreland Gov:hasDepartment Gov:hasTaoiseach Person:BrianCowen IE:DepartmentOfFinance
    9. 9. The Linked Open Data cloudDigital Enterprise Research Institute 2007 2008 2008 2010 2009 2008 2009 2008 10 10
    10. 10. Linked Open Data cloud - domainsDigital Enterprise Research Institute BestBuy Facebook Powered by DERI! US government UK government Media User-generated Government Publications BBC New York Times Cross-domain Geo Life sciences LinkedGeoData Over 200 open data sets with more than 25 billion facts, interlinked by 400 million typed links, doubling every 10 month! Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. 11
    11. 11. Linked Data exampleDigital Enterprise Research Institute 12
    12. 12. Networked Knowledge – Part 1Digital Enterprise Research Institute 13 of 46
    13. 13. Semantic RealityDigital Enterprise Research Institute Sensor s Physical World Social Sem ant ic Lif e Inf or m ation Spaces Wor ld Wide Web People Virtual World
    14. 14. The DERI HouseDigital Enterprise Research Institute Commercialisation DERI Applied Innovations Application-Oriented Research Centres Research Domains • eBusiness & Financial Services • Mobile Applications (MARC) • Health Care & Life Sciences • Linked Data (LiDRC) • eLearning • eGovernment • Green & Sustainable IT Social Semantic Semantic Reality Information Spaces • Web 2.0 and collaborative systems • Sensor Networks • Semantic Web • RFID • Web Science • Mobile computing • Linked Data • SOA
    15. 15. DERI – Research ApproachDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Research  Go beyond state of the art  Industry Collaborations  Joint projects (IDA, Enterprise Ireland, SFI) (e.g., Tagbuilder)  Patents and Licensing (e.g. Atom)  Spin-Outs  Peracton, (in preparation),…  Open Source Prototypes (selected)  Social Semantic Information Spaces (SIOC)  Social Semantic Desktop (part of Linux)  Drupal 7 (PHP)  ActiveRDF (Ruby on Rails)  Standards  W3C, OASIS  Collaborative Architectures, Sensor Data
    16. 16. Commercial and Community Adoption (selected)Digital Enterprise Research Institute  Peracton (Spinout)  DBRec (Spinout)  (Spinout)  Cisco  Yahoo  Storm  OpenLink  UK Government  Linux Distributors  Drupal  MyKidsTime  Slidepath  TagBuilder  …
    17. 17. Commercialisation OpportunitiesDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Technologies  Opportunities  30+ technologies available  Broad Spectrum – Vertical / Horizontal Markets – Technical Maturity – Intellectual Property – Exploitation Options
    18. 18. Working With DERIDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Leveraging DERI technologies  DERI Applied Innovations  Collaborations  Applied Research – CSET Partners  Project Management – EU Project Consortium Partners – Enterprise Ireland  Consultancy – Innovation Partnership – Innovation Voucher  Engineering – Feasibility study – Direct Funded Research  Directly – Licence patents and/or copyright directly from NUIG & develop commercial products.  Indirectly – Licence technology from a DERI Industry Partner or DERI Spinout
    19. 19. Commercialisation ExamplesDigital Enterprise Research Institute
    20. 20. Digital Enterprise Research Institute TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW On-going development Available for licensing
    21. 21. eLearningDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Planergize  Pergamon  System for structured,  Collaborative, informal repeatable task oriented eLearning system planning
    22. 22. eLearningDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Web 23D / “Copernicus”  ATOM  3d Encyclopaedia  Compact radial layout  Navigating trees & 2 Layer Interface hierarchical structures
    23. 23. SecurityDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Secure Digital Credentials (SeDiCi)  User authentication - password never leaves the user’s browser  Verifier cannot impersonate the user  Patent Pending
    24. 24. Business IntelligenceDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Business Insight Platform For Enterprise Social Media  Provides timely, actionable intelligence and diagnosis on the health of online communities – e.g. enterprise social media networks, discussion forums  where user behaviour and user- generated content underpin core commercial services – e.g. customer relationship management, technical support
    25. 25. Data Integration TechnologiesDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Semantic Data Integration Platform  Enables applications to  Value Proposition discover, transform and – Extremely low cost Vs “classical” data integration techniques consume “structured” data. – Rapid time to deployment – Semantic data – Immense Scalability on – Linked Open Data commodity hardware – Microformats – Enterprise Data  Novelty – Combines index based applications with novel semantic methods – Large Scale Data processing – Entity Consolidation – Information Retrieval – Data Visualisation
    26. 26. Data Integration TechnologiesDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Sindice  Sigma  State of the art infrastructure  Brower, Mash-up generator, API to process, consolidate and  Sigma can be used by humans and software agents alike to obtain query the Web of Data structured data about any entity
    27. 27. Data Integration TechnologiesDigital Enterprise Research Institute  PPEPR  “Sqwelch”  Plug and play electronic  Create customized integrated patient records applications on the web using – Semantic Middleware used to intercommunicating web widgets. integrate patient record systems. – Codeless application composition – Distributed integration platform through – Significantly reduced integration widgets costs – Ease of integration through semantics – Enables hot swapping of components
    28. 28. Information MiningDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Opinion Miner  Analyst Work Bench  Seamless integration of  Passage Retrieval unstructured information from  “Answer Response” the product reviews with structured product descriptions using “opinion mining”
    29. 29. Information MiningDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Saffron  CORAAL  Automatic identification of topic  Concepts extracted / inferred & and experts from unstructured linked from thousands of data documents  Visualisation, querying, ranking, certainty  Elsevier Grand Challenge prize- winner
    30. 30. Information MiningDigital Enterprise Research Institute  A>Tags  Information Visualisation  Enables snippets of html to be (IVEA) tagged in a machine readable,  Enables knowledge workers to interlinked format explore large text collections based on – tagging statements, not documents. – tagging with entities, not strings conceptual structure – Complete simple system for tagging  Faceted browsing, visualisation of converting, publishing & aggregating frequency & distribution of concepts
    31. 31. FinancialDigital Enterprise Research Institute  MAARs / Peracton  Stock Selector  MAARS (Multi-Attribute Analysis and Ranking System for Finance)  provides fast, consistent analysis and comparison of thousands of funds by evaluating performance and risk against multiple parameters with variable weightings.  ranked list of the “best fit” funds, never returns a zero result, audit trail.
    32. 32. Social SoftwareDigital Enterprise Research Institute  dbRec  SMOB  Music recommendation  Open, distributed and system semantic micro-blogging  LDSD (Linked data semantic  Posts exposed as FOAF, distance) algorithm SIOC  Support for semantic Hashtags
    33. 33. Collaborative Software Semantic DesktopDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Visual Scripting (Konduit)  Semantic Email (Semanta)  create, manipulate and mash-up RDF  Automatic interpretation handling and data tracking of email messages  generate simple applications or  people, tasks, thread structure, ad- workflows hoc workflows  simplify their everyday work by automating repetitive tasks
    34. 34. Collaborative Software Semantic DesktopDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Controlled Languages  Media Annotation (Acronym) (CLANN)  Uses context information to suggest people, places & events  Semantic annotation platform for photo tagging tailored for the domain of meeting minutes, status reports and other  Algorithm combines sensor data project related documents with social network, album, calender & geonames
    35. 35. Other UnitsDigital Enterprise Research Institute  Reasoning and  Green and Sustainable IT Querying  Carbon tracking  SWSE – search engine  Sensor Middleware Unit  SAOR – inference engine  GSN – Sensor Middleware  Drupal extensions  Smart Spaces  SPARQL & xSPARQL  Conserve – smart spaces access to users  eGovernment context data according to user defined policies  eGovernment Portal –  Semantic SOA  Argument Visualisation  Business Process Modelling – Environment (eclipse plugin)  Lifelong learning platform  Services Market Place – – Discovery