Universität Leipzig

Universität Leipzig

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Universität Leipzig is one of the oldest (founded 1409) and largest (30.000 students) universities in Germany and focuses on interdisciplinary research in the life sciences, cognitive sciences and linguistics as well as mathematics and computer science. The Institute for Applied Computer Science (InfAI) at Universität Leipzig hosts world class research groups in service sciences, knowledge engineering and management as well as natural language processing. The approximately 20 researchers of the Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) research group at InfAI are establishing theoretical results and scalable implementations for the field. Particular emphasis is given to areas such as ontology creation and manipulation, knowledge extraction, ontology learning and information & data integration on the Semantic Web. The implemented tools and services developed by the group enjoy considerable popularity, the open-source semantic web framework OntoWiki for example is downloaded more than 500 times each month and applied in usage scenarios ranging from the authoring of bio-medical ontologies to knowledge management for the enterprise. InfAI is leading several large-scale collaborative research projects on the national and EU levels such as OntoWiki (EU FP7), Internet Media Businesses (EU SMART), PreBIS (German BmbF) and Factory ServNet (Eureka) and participates in many more.

Homepage: http://aksw.org/

Testimonials

Dr. Mateja Verlič (Zemanta d.o.o., R&D)

We read a lot about people doing important things, however this time we – LOD2 partners – are the ones changing the history of Web by revolutionizing information use and reuse, contributing to semantic data standards and pushing the limits of almost every WWW-related aspect (sc… read

Dr. Jens Lehmann (Universität Leipzig, Research Group Leader)

The size and number of Semantic Web knowledge bases published as Linked Open Data has been growing tremendously over the past years. The LOD2 project will be a key factor for sustaining this momentum. More importantly, the quality of knowledge bases and the scalability of methods accessing… read

Jindřich Mynarz (University of Economics, Czech Republic)

Apart from being legally open, linked open data is an open technology. Due to its non-exclusive, non-proprietary, well-formalized, and standards-based nature, linked open data supports a wide spectrum of uses. It does not exclude any application from using it and thus it is open to be mixe… read

Dr. Mladen Stanojevic (Institute Mihajlo Pupin, Serbia)

The richness of any semantic model and the usability of represented data is dependent on the links between them. LOD2 is an important step in this direction that will enable an efficient exploration and processing of vast quantity of open data on the Web.

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Mun Yong Yi (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST))

Data becomes more meaningful and powerful as they are linked and integrated. As I learn more about what LOD can do, I am convinced that it will not only change the future of the Internet but also the quality of human life. I am glad that I am participating in this project, which will defin… read

Orri Erling (OpenLink Software, Virtuoso Program Manager)

Value from information increasingly depends on integration. RDF is a great model for this. LOD2 will make RDF a cost competitive alternative in the database space, without compromising ad hoc flexibility and expressive power. read

Vojtech Svatek (University of Economics, Czech Republic)

As researcher in ontological engineering, I am excited to see LOD2 provide tools that make the generation of semantically structured data easy and thus widespread. I believe that ontological research is deemed to build upon the world views already expressed by means of simpl… read

Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company, CEO)

15 years ago we all were excited when we published HTML for the first time and it didn't take a long time until all of us were "on the internet". Now we are starting to publish data on the web. Based on semantic web technologies professional data management will be possible in distributed … read

Kingsley Idehen (OpenLink Software, CEO)

Three years ago, OpenLink Software enthusiastically contributed the prowess of Virtuoso to the grassroots effort that lead to DBpedia and the Linked Open Data cloud that coalesced around it. Today, we are both honored and enthusiastic about Virtuoso's critical infrastructure role in this n… read

Bastiaan Deblieck (TenForce, Partner and Business Development Manager)

An internet of data opens up tremendous opportunities for our corporate and government customers. We intend to be on the forefront of this evolution. read

Christian Dirschl (Wolters Kluwer, Content Architect)

Linked (Open) Data will change the existing publishing paradigms! Creating high quality content for professional usage will remain an important factor in future publishing, but additional access points and new usage environments will equally define its success. read

Dr. Giovanni Tummarello (National University of Ireland, Galway, Research Unit Leader)

Semantic Markups on the Web could drive information reuse to enable scenarios and applications which we can now only dream of. The idea is extraordinarely compelling, but we know now it won't simply realize itself. The LOD2 project is now a great opportunity for inspired and coordinated re… read

Gregory Grefenstette (Exalead, Chief Science Officer)

Enterpise search is all about providing correct, complete, and appropriate information to the employee and decision maker. LOD2 promises to not only allow internal company information to be linked up to the growing amount of Open Data on the web, but to also provide the mechanisms for val… read

Hugh Williams (OpenLink Software)

It is exciting to see the LOD2 project finally kick off in its quest to take the Linked Open Data cloud to the next level of scalability, performance and integration for the exploitation of the Web as a viable platform for enterprise level data and information integration. read

Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company, CFO)

Linked (Open) Data technologies offer a new way of data integration for the enterprise! Smooth interoperability between internal data sets can reduce costs as well as the enrichment of these data sets by external data can support new market intelligence paradigms for a better decision making. read

Dr. Peter Boncz (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)

The publishing of ever more datasets by e.g. governments adds value for many key applications including business intelligence, which will drive the Linked Open Data (LOD) paradigm going forward. In the LOD2 project, CWI is working to increase the scalability and performance of querying int… read

Dr. Sören Auer (Universität Leipzig, LOD2 coordinator)

The Linked Data paradigm is a simple and efficient way for integration of heterogeneous information on the Web. Ultimately, we will, for example, be able to search for a new appartment and a close-by available spot in child care in one go. read

Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company, R&D)

Semantic interoperability changes the technological and economic nature of metadata opening up exciting opportunities for value creation in various comercial and non-commercial areas. Linked Data is the blueprint for this new ecosystem and it will change the way we think about and use the web today. read

Wouter Dewanckel (TenForce, WP Project Leader)

It is an honor to take part in this challenging integration project to create solutions that can generate business value out of emerging technologies. read

News

Five AKSW Papers at ESWC 2014

Mar 14, 2014 12:37:52 AM | AxelNgonga

Hello World! We are very pleased to announce that five of our papers were accepted for presentation at ESWC 2014. These papers range from natural-language processing to the acquisition of temporal data. In more detail, we will present the following papers: NLP Data Cleansing Based on Linguistic Ontology Constraints (Dimitris Kontokostas, Martin Brummer, Sebastian Hellmann, ...

AKSW Colloquium “Towards a Computer Algebra Semantic Social Network” on Monday, March 17

Mar 13, 2014 9:07:26 AM | KonradHoeffner

Towards a Computer Algebra Semantic Social Network On Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 1.30 – 2:30 p.m. in Room P702 (Paulinum), Prof. Dr. Hans-Gert Gräbe will present and discuss a bootstrap process for a Semantic Social Network within a special scientific community based on enhancements of xodx For the moment we operate a SPARQL endpoint ...

AKSW Colloquium “Current semantic web initiatives in the Netherlands” on Friday, March 14, Room P901

Mar 13, 2014 8:47:02 AM | KonradHoeffner

Current semantic web initiatives in the Netherlands: Heritage & Location, PiLOD 2.0 On Friday, March 14, at 10.00 a.m. in room P901, visiting researchers Tine van Nierop and Rein van ‘t Veer from the E&L will discuss, amongst several other semantic web initiatives in the Netherlands, two different projects: Heritage & Location (www.erfgoedenlocatie.nl) and PiLOD ...