MMoOn – A Multilingual Morpheme Ontology by Bettina Klimek

BettinaIn the last years a rapid emergence of lexical resources evolved in the Semantic Web. Whereas most of the linguistic information is already machine-readable, we found that morphological information is either absent or only contained in semi-structured strings. While a plethora of linguistic resources for the lexical domain already exist and are highly reused, there is still a great gap for equivalent morphological datasets and ontologies. In order to enable the capturing of the semantics of expressions beneath the word-level, I will present a Multilingual Morpheme Ontology called MMoOn. It is designed for the creation of machine-processable and interoperable morpheme inventories of a given natural language. As such, any MMoOn dataset will contain not only semantic information of whole words and word-forms but also information on the meaningful parts of which they consist, including inflectional and derivational affixes, stems and bases as well as a wide range of their underlying meanings.

Personalised Access and Enrichment of Linked Data Resources by Milan Dojchinovski

MilanRecent efforts in the Semantic Web community have been primarily focused at developing technical infrastructure and methods for efficient Linked Data acquisition, interlinking and publishing. Nevertheless, the actual access to a piece of information in the LOD cloud still demands significant amount of effort. In the recent years, we have conducted two lines of research to address this problem. The first line of research aims at developing graph based methods for “personalised access to Linked Data”. A key contribution of this research is the ”Linked Web APIs” dataset, the largest Web services dataset with over 11K service descriptions, which has been used as a validation dataset. The second line of research has aimed at enrichment of Linked Data text resources and development of “entity recognition and linking” methods. In the talk, I will present the developed methods and the results from the evaluation on a different datasets and evaluation challenges, and the lessons learned in this activities. I will discuss the adaptability, performance of the developed methods and present the future directions.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.