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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  • 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

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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

AKSW Colloquium, 27-04-2015, Ontotext’s RDF database-as-a-service (DBaaS) via Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) platform via & Knowledge-Based Trust ( 2015-04-23T17:21:00+02:00 JoergUnbehauen)

2015-04-23T17:21:00+02:00 JoergUnbehauen

This colloquium features two talks. First the Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) platform is presented by Marin Dimitrov (Ontotext), followed up by Jörg Unbehauens report on Googles effort on using factual correctness as a ranking factor. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 27-04-2015, Ontotext’s RDF database-as-a-service (DBaaS) via Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) platform via & Knowledge-Based Trust"

Talk by Kleanthi Georgala ( 2015-04-22T22:48:27+02:00 by Dr. Amrapali Zaveri)

2015-04-22T22:48:27+02:00 by Dr. Amrapali Zaveri

Last week on Friday, 17th April, Kleanthi Georgala visited AKSW and gave a talk entitled “Traces Through Time: Probabilistic Record Linkage – Medieval and Early Modern”. More information below. Read more about "Talk by Kleanthi Georgala"

SAKE Projekt website goes live ( 2015-04-22T11:50:43+02:00 by Simon Bin)

2015-04-22T11:50:43+02:00 by Simon Bin

Hi all! The project website for the BMWi funded Smart Data Web Project “SAKE” is now on-line at www.sake-projekt.de. Read more about "SAKE Projekt website goes live"

AKSW Colloquium, 20-04-2015, OWL/DL approaches to improve POS tagging ( 2015-04-20T08:21:00+02:00 Markus Ackermann)

2015-04-20T08:21:00+02:00 Markus Ackermann

In this colloquium Markus Ackermann will touch on the ‘linguistic gap‘ of recent POS tagging endeavours (as perceived by C. Manning, [1]). Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 20-04-2015, OWL/DL approaches to improve POS tagging"

AKSW Colloquium, 13-04-2015, Effective Caching Techniques for Accelerating Pattern Matching Queries ( 2015-04-13T11:51:58+02:00 by Claus Stadler)

2015-04-13T11:51:58+02:00 by Claus Stadler

In this colloquium, Claus Stadler will present the paper Effective Caching Techniques for Accelerating Pattern Matching Queries by Arash Fard, Satya Manda, Lakshmish Ramaswamy, and John A. Miller. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 13-04-2015, Effective Caching Techniques for Accelerating Pattern Matching Queries"