Interviews and News

Semantic Technologies for Digital Humanities

March 29, 2019 by Victor de Boer

This year's SEMANTiCS conference features a special sub-topic called Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Through this call, we invite research progress, research challenges but also case studies and industry submissions. Victor de Boer from VU Amsterdam provides fascinating examples for the use of semantic technologies there.

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Information Extraction with Intelligence Augmentation

March 21, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Workshops & Tutorials Chair Anna Lisa Gentile is a researcher in the Intelligence Augmentation group at IBM Research. Her main areas are Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web. Anna Lisa explains these areas as well as she highlights benefits of both, submitting and attending Workshops and Tutorials.

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Robust identifiers leading to quality data

March 14, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2014 Keynote Speaker Phil Archer joined GS1 in 2017 to bring an in-depth knowledge of the Web to the world of supply chains for retail, healthcare and more. Before that, Phil was the Data Activity Lead at W3C. Phil talks about Linked Data and semantics in supply chain and consumer data and creating value out of them.

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Explainable AI in the fuzzy world of LegalTech

March 07, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Industry Chair Christian Dirschl is Chief Content Architect at Wolters Kluwer Germany. He is responsible for content structures, metadata, text mining- and automatic topical classification projects, and beyond. We talked about Digital Transformation impacting customer relationships and getting started with AI.

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Can Knowledge Graphs help Data Mining Algorithms?

March 01, 2019

SEMANTiCS 2019 Poster and Demo Chair Mehwish Alam is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome, Italy. In this Interview she talks about Data Mining, Machine Learning/Deep Learning techniques for Semantic Web and Text processing and the combination of AI, Knowledge Graphs and NLP.

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The Richness of Next-Generation Knowledge Graphs

February 14, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Research & Innovation Chair Philippe Cudre-Mauroux is a full Professor at the University of Fribourg. We talk about the approaches he takes at the eXascale Infolab, current projects as well as expectations and advice regarding research and innovation papers for SEMANTiCS 2019.

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Prof. Dr. Harald Sack

Explainable AI is the key to progress and acceptance of AI

February 08, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS conference general chair Harald Sack is Vice President Information Service Engineering at FIZ Karlsruhe and Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In this interview, Harald elaborates on the core topics of SEMANTiCS 2019, explainable AI and Knowledge Graphs.

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Will Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs outperform Existing Systems?

February 01, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Poster & Demo Chair Ricardo Usbeck is Postdoc at Paderborn University. Ricardo shares insights about Natural Language Processing, Question Answering, Search, Chatbots, Smart Assistants and advice regarding submitting posters and demos

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This time, AI is here to stay

January 29, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS founding father and conference chair Tassilo Pellegrini is professor of economics at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria and co-founder of the Semantic Web Company. In this interview Tassilo talks about his passion for LegalTech-Applications, the 15th Anniversary of the conference series and the benefits of participating in SEMANTiCS.

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What to consider when you are licensing a Knowledge Organization System

December 04, 2018 by Heather Hedden

In this blogpost Taxonomist, Author, Speaker and Blogger Heather Hedden (The Accidental Taxonomist) - introduces a survey she conducts. Read about her angle on the specific purposes of licensing third party Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) as well as potential sources and limitations.

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