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One of our papers was one of the top 5 most viewed in its areas

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:48:00 +0000

Great news for some KMiers! A paper authored by Angelo A. Salatino, Francesco Osborne and Enrico Motta, published last June to PeerJ Computer Science journal, was one of the top 5 most viewed in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Digital Libraries. The paper entitled "How are topics born? Understanding the research dynamics preceding the emergence of new areas" is a pivotal part of Angelo's doctoral work, providing evidence that the emergence of a new topic is anticipated by a significant increase in the pace of collaboration between relevant research areas, which can be seen as the 'ancestors' of the new topic.  Taking advantage of these results, Angelo is currently developing a framework for the early detection of new research topics.  To know more about this study, please visit

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Drahomira Herrmannova successfully passes her PhD viva

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:02:17 +0000

A KMi research student Drahomira Herrmannova (Dasha) has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled: "Mining Scholarly Publications for Research Evaluation." While current research metrics evaluate the excellence of a publication based on the number of interactions in the scholarly network, such as the number of times it has been cited (Bibliometrics) or downloaded (Altmerics), this thesis explores the use of publications' full texts in research evaluation. The thesis first investigates what research quality is and then defines a new class of research evalution metrics called Semantometrics and its first metric called contribution. It then demonstrates, on a newly created True Impact Dataset, that the contribution metric can be more effective in identifying key research than existing research evaluation metrics.  Dasha's examiners were Prof Enrico Motta and Dr Iana Atanassova of University of Franche-Comté. Dasha's supervisors were Dr Petr Knoth and Prof Zdenek Zdrahal. Dasha will continue her research in this area at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States. All the best Dasha!

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CORE, a KMi service, partners with ProQuest

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:40:00 +0000

The CORE service is working in partnership with ProQuest to deliver more content within their library discovery services (Ex Libris Primo and Ex Libris Summon).  What does this mean for the end user?  This means that search results will bring back more relevant content from OA repositories worldwide in addition to the existing library collection records.  The user will not have to go to a separate search interface to run the same search query.  Read more...

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KMi at OEB Global 2017 - Shaping the future of learning

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:13:00 +0000

Alexander Mikroyannidis was in Berlin last week to present the SlideWiki project at the OEB Global 2017 conference. OEB (Online Educa Berlin) Global brings participants to the forefront of learning and technology developments, gives new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning, and shows the latest best practices from leading organisations. More than 2,000 particpants attended the event, comprising a diverse audience of policy makers, higher education leaders, chief learning officers, technology & learning experts, learning and development professionals, change managers, ICT administrators, online learning curriculum designers and more. Alexander delivered a hands-on workshop in this event as part of the SlideWiki project's initiative in developing a collaborative open courseware authoring platform and collecting feedback from the online education community. This workshop offered the opportunity to participants to get acquainted with the newly launched SlideWiki platform and its functionalities for collaborative authoring of open courseware, crowdsourced translation of educational content, as well as social networking. The workshop was well attended and offered opportunities for discussions not only about the SlideWiki platform, but also about the future of open educational resources and open education.

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KMi at K-Cap2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:33:00 +0000

KMi continued its long association with the KAW/K-CAP series of workshops and conferences this week with a strong presence at the 9th International Conference on Knowledge Capture(K-CAP2017) held in Austin, Texas, USA the first week of December. The K-CAP conferences aim at attracting researchers from diverse areas of Artificial Intelligence, including knowledge representation, knowledge acquisition, intelligent user interfaces, problem-solving and reasoning, planning, agents, text extraction, and machine learning, information enrichment and visualisatiAon, as well as researchers interested in cyber-infrastructures to foster the publication, retrieval, reuse, and integration of data. In addition to Ilaria Tiddi serving as this year's Publicity Chair, KMi had three papers accepted for the main conference track: • Forecasting the Spreading of Technologies in Research Communities, Francesco Osborne, Andrea Mannocci, Enrico Motta • Propagating Data Policies: a User Study, Enrico Daga, Mathieu D'Aquin, Enrico Motta and • An ontology-based approach to improve the accessibility of ROS-based robotic systems, Ilaria Tiddi, Emanuele Bastianelli, Gianluca Bardaro, Mathieu d'Aquin, Enrico Motta which was concurring for K-CAP2017's best paper award.  Additionally, Francesco served as panel member in "The future of scientific knowledge capture" at the International Workshop on Capturing Scientific Knowledge while KMiers Harith Alani, Miriiam Fernandez, Andrea Mannocci helped in the paper reviewing process as PC members.   Finally, our congratulations to Ilaria on her 4-year appointment to the K-CAP steering committee.

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