Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW)

The Research Group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) is hosted by the Chair of Business Information Systems (BIS) of the Institute of Computer Science (IfI) / University of Leipzig as well as the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI).

Goals

  • Development of methods, tools and applications for adaptive Knowledge Engineering in the context of the Semantic Web
  • Research of underlying Semantic Web technologies and development of fundamental Semantic Web tools and applications
  • Maturation of strategies for fruitfully combining the Social Web paradigms with semantic knowledge representation techniques

AKSW is committed to the free software, open source, open access and open knowledge movements.

Jobs

We are always glad about seeing new people in our group. AKSW currently has some open job offers. Please find further information on our Jobs-Resource.

Projects

AKSW has launched a number of high-impact R&D projects. Please look at the projects page for a comprehensive description of AKSW's funded as well as community, open source and past projects.

Demos

Please have a look at our demos:

  • AGDISTIS is a multilingual, cross-domain, knowledge-base agnostic tool for Named Entity Disambiguatio

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  • AutoSPARQL allows you to create queries for over RDF knowledge bases with low effort

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  • Boa is a tool for pattern-based knowledge extraction.

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  • conTEXT Lightweight Text Analytics using Linked Data

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  • CubeViz The RDF DataCube Visualization Tool

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  • DeFacto is an algorithm for validating statements by finding confirming sources for it on the web.

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  • Facete JavaScript SPARQL-based Faceted Search Library and Browsing Widgets.

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  • Fox is a Federated Knowledge Extraction Framework

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  • GERBIL is a entity annotation benchmarking framework

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  • HANNE Holistic Application for Navigational Knowledge Engineering

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  • LGD Browser / Editor is a javascript-based fullscreen browser and editor for geo-spatial data.

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  • Linked Data Stack is an integrated demonstrator application for the tools of the LOD2 and GeoKnow projects.

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  • LODStats collected statistics from all LOD datasets registered on the OKFN datahub.

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  • OntoWiki is a semantic data wiki for publishing and consuming Linked Data in agile, distributed knowledge engineering scenarios.

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  • openQA Open Source Question Answering Framework

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  • Palmetto Palmetto is a quality measuring tool for topics

  • RDFaCE is an RDFa Content Editor based on TinyMCE

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  • SlideWiki is a collaboration platform which enables communities to build, share and play online presentations

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  • Stanford Core NIF implementation.

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News

Highlights of the 1st Meetup on Question Answering Systems – Leipzig, November 21st ( 2014-11-24T10:09:09+01:00 by Ali Khalili)

2014-11-24T10:09:09+01:00 by Ali Khalili

On November 21st, AKSW group was hosting the 1st meetup on “Question Answering” (QA) systems. In this meeting, researchers from AKSW/University of Leipzig, CITEC/University of Bielefeld, Fraunhofer IAIS/University of Bon, DERI/National University of Ireland and the University of Passau presented the recent results of their work on QA systems. Read more about "Highlights of the 1st Meetup on Question Answering Systems – Leipzig, November 21st"

Announcing GERBIL: General Entity Annotator Benchmark Framework ( 2014-11-20T10:08:33+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck)

2014-11-20T10:08:33+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck

Dear all, We are happy to announce GERBIL – a General Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework, a demo can be found at! With GERBIL, we aim to establish a highly available, easy quotable and liable focal point for Named Entity Recognition and Named Entity Disambiguation (Entity Linking) evaluations: GERBIL provides persistent URLs for experimental settings. Read more about "Announcing GERBIL: General Entity Annotator Benchmark Framework"

@BioASQ challenge gaining momentum ( 2014-11-17T15:29:24+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck)

2014-11-17T15:29:24+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck

BioASQ is a series of challenges aiming to bring us closer to the vision of machines that can answer questions of biomedical professionals and researchers. The second BioASQ challenge started in February 2013. It comprised two different tasks: Large-scale biomedical semantic indexing (Task 2a), and biomedical semantic question answering (Task 2b). Read more about "@BioASQ challenge gaining momentum"

AKSW successful at #ISWC2014 ( 2014-10-28T17:03:42+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck)

2014-10-28T17:03:42+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck

Dear followers, 9 members of AKSW have been participating at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) at Riva del Garda, Italy. Read more about "AKSW successful at #ISWC2014"

AKSW internal group meeting @ Dessau ( 2014-10-23T02:07:29+02:00 EdgardMarx)

2014-10-23T02:07:29+02:00 EdgardMarx

Recently AKSW members were at the city of Dessau for an internal group meeting. The meeting took place between 8th and 10th of October, in the modern university of architecture of Bauhaus were we also stayed hosted. Bauhaus is located in the city of Dessau, about one hour from Leipzig. Read more about "AKSW internal group meeting @ Dessau"