An Overview of DERI March 2009 Liam Ó Móráin, Business Development Consultant, DERI, NUI Galway  liam.moran@deri.org, +353...
The story so far…  DERI commenced on June 10, 2003 with initial funding from Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) 130+ team...
<ul><li>Mike Turley, CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Prof Dr Stefan Decker, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Prof Dr Manfred Hauswirth, Vi...
DERI Research Focus  Invocate, discover, and retrieve  services dynamically Automatic, context-based, device, or user-crea...
DERI ECOSYSTEM  First anchor company in DERI LAND is Cyntelix: expects to grow to 15 people by year-end <ul><li>DERI LAB -...
INDUSTRY ORIENTED RESEARCH DERI SFI-funded partners are:
INDUSTRY ORIENTED RESEARCH The eLite project is working with 7 indigenous Irish companies in the application of semantics ...
INDUSTRY ORIENTED RESEARCH DERI works closely with SMEs leveraging company-funding and Enterprise Ireland’s funding mechan...
COMMERCIALIZATION Some very interesting and cool technologies being created with spin-off and licensing potential  Patent-...
Sample Research Projects  While DERI’s research focus has a broad remit, the following projects highlight aspects of “sear...
Sample Research Projects While DERI’s research focus has a broad remit, the following projects highlight aspects of “searc...
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General introduction to DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute). DERI is the largest research center in the worked dedicated to research in semantic web technologies. It is hosted at NUI Galway in Ireland

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DERI Overview March 2009

  1. 1. An Overview of DERI March 2009 Liam Ó Móráin, Business Development Consultant, DERI, NUI Galway liam.moran@deri.org, +353.91.495132
  2. 2. The story so far… DERI commenced on June 10, 2003 with initial funding from Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) 130+ team members approx to date and growing Acquired 20 national and international research projects with leading universities and businesses Led by Prof Stefan Decker and Prof Manfred Hauswirth Total research fund to date is over €40 million: SFI, Enterprise Ireland, and European Union DERI’s core research activity is to develop and exploit semantics enabling people, organizations, and systems better collaborate and interoperate Critically, it is about information interconnectedness of people, organizations, and systems on a global scale DERI Overview
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mike Turley, CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Prof Dr Stefan Decker, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Prof Dr Manfred Hauswirth, Vice Director </li></ul><ul><li>Liam Ó Móráin, Business Development </li></ul><ul><li>Oversight Board: 3 senior university executives and several industry executives, one each from HP, CISCO, Nortel, and Storm. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Advisory Board: 6 members including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the web and Dr Chris Horn Co-founder and Vice-Chairman IONA Technologies. This board is Chaired by Prof Dr Michael Brody, Chief Scientist, Verizon Communications. </li></ul>DERI Leadership
  4. 4. DERI Research Focus Invocate, discover, and retrieve services dynamically Automatic, context-based, device, or user-created or derived tagging of data Deliver accurate and appropriate content to any digital device Create interlinked online communities of friends & colleagues. Create a true collaborative environment across any digital medium and type Transforms a data dictated and data intensive environment to a data rich and user driven experience Company Customer Content Product & Service Continuum DERI Research Focus Integration & Interoperability Search & Retrieval Communities & Collaboration
  5. 5. DERI ECOSYSTEM First anchor company in DERI LAND is Cyntelix: expects to grow to 15 people by year-end <ul><li>DERI LAB - apply DERI Core research to specific industry needs e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecom and eLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare and Financial Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System Integrators and eGovernment </li></ul></ul>DERI LAND: companies building semantically powered products and services as a natural extension to the DERI Core and DERI LAB value chain DERI LAB: world class applied research and development centre tailoring leading-edge advances in semantic technologies in solving industry needs DERI Core INDUSTRY-LED PROJECTS DERI LAB DERI LAND END USERS
  6. 6. INDUSTRY ORIENTED RESEARCH DERI SFI-funded partners are:
  7. 7. INDUSTRY ORIENTED RESEARCH The eLite project is working with 7 indigenous Irish companies in the application of semantics to life-long learning as manifested in their future product and service offerings In the final year of a three year project. Once patent filed; significant technology transfer underway.
  8. 8. INDUSTRY ORIENTED RESEARCH DERI works closely with SMEs leveraging company-funding and Enterprise Ireland’s funding mechanisms with big and small companies alike Tag Builder
  9. 9. COMMERCIALIZATION Some very interesting and cool technologies being created with spin-off and licensing potential Patent-pending Fair Rights Management Patent-pending PPePR The Semantic Web Index Semantic Web Search Engine Semantic enabled bookmarks and knowledge Novel approach to security and identification Multi-parameter and multi-variable negotiation Semantic mail Plug and play electronic patient record notitio.us
  10. 10. Sample Research Projects While DERI’s research focus has a broad remit, the following projects highlight aspects of “search” <ul><li>SERENITY - Enterprise Content Integration and Access using Ontology-based Content Analytics. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic power analysis using NLP, ontology-based information extraction and information identification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic search techniques such as entity search, information linkage, semantic index, SPARQL query </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Semantic Desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontonoly, contextual information, document analysis, and distributed search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal and distributed information management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Research Projects While DERI’s research focus has a broad remit, the following projects highlight aspects of “search” <ul><li>YARS2: A Federated Repository for Querying Graph Structured Data from the Web . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured data crawling and object consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RDF storage, query processing, and RDF ranking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexing on quads and string literals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Semantically Enhanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Onthology driven search enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faceted data browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge as a graph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entity search and browsing </li></ul></ul>

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