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.

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:

  • ASSESS is a tool for automatic self assessment.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • openQA Open Source Question Answering Framework

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  • openQA Open Source Question Answering Framework

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  • 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

Five AKSW Papers at ESWC 2014 ( 2014-03-14T01:37:52+01:00 by Dr. Axel-C. Ngonga Ngomo)

2014-03-14T01:37:52+01:00 by Dr. Axel-C. Ngonga Ngomo

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. Read more about "Five AKSW Papers at ESWC 2014"

AKSW Colloquium “Current semantic web initiatives in the Netherlands” on Friday, March 14, Room P901 ( 2014-03-13T09:31:20+01:00 by Konrad Höffner)

2014-03-13T09:31:20+01:00 by Konrad Höffner

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. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium “Current semantic web initiatives in the Netherlands” on Friday, March 14, Room P901"

AKSW Colloquium “Towards a Computer Algebra Semantic Social Network” on Monday, March 17 ( 2014-03-11T10:59:22+01:00 by Konrad Höffner)

2014-03-11T10:59:22+01:00 by Konrad Höffner

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. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium “Towards a Computer Algebra Semantic Social Network” on Monday, March 17"

AKSW Colloquium with Lemon – Lexicon Model for Ontologies on Wednesday, February 26 ( 2014-02-07T15:01:58+01:00 by Konrad Höffner)

2014-02-07T15:01:58+01:00 by Konrad Höffner

Lemon – Lexicon Model for Ontologies On Wednesday, Feb 26th, 2014, at 1.30 – 4:00 p.m. in Room P702 (Paulinum). Philipp Cimiano is the head of the Semantic Computing Group at Bielefeld University. He is also affiliated with the Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Cluster. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium with Lemon – Lexicon Model for Ontologies on Wednesday, February 26"

AKSW Colloquium with JavaScript Tools and Libraries Workshop on Monday, February 17 ( 2014-02-07T14:51:33+01:00 by Konrad Höffner)

2014-02-07T14:51:33+01:00 by Konrad Höffner

JavaScript Tools and Libraries Workshop On Mon, Feb 17th, 2014, 1.30 – 4:00 p.m. in Room P702 (Paulinum)  Claus Stadler and Patrick Westphal hold a  workshop to exchange knowledge and experiences concerning the software development with JavaScript. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium with JavaScript Tools and Libraries Workshop on Monday, February 17"