ALIGNED: Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering

The ALIGNED quality-centric, software and data engineering project is a research project funded by Horizon 2020. ALIGNED will develop and validate a novel process for combined software and data engineering of evolvable data intensive systems. The process will utilise advanced semantic data-modelling, quality analytics and human feedback. The most effective software services or data manipulation tools require costly custom software for specific data sets. Our process will reduce the development, deployment and maintenance costs of end-to-end software development while increasing the agility of the software engineering cycle. DBpedia will be one of the four used cases of the ALIGNED project.


  • Duration: 02/2015–01/2018
  • Funding Programme: EU H2020

ALIGNED will develop new ways to build and maintain IT systems that use big data on the web. ALIGNED brings together world class computer science researchers, software companies specialised in data-intensive systems like DBpedia, information companies and academic curators. Together they will create more efficient methods of building IT systems that extract, process, publish and share web data.


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ALIGNED Project Meeting in Poznań ( 2016-12-06T16:11:34+01:00 aligned_admin)

2016-12-06T16:11:34+01:00 aligned_admin

ALIGNED held a project meeting in Poznań on 23-24 November 2016. At the meeting, hosted by AMU, ALIGNED members discussed the outcome of the midterm review, held in September, and integrated the review recommendations into future planning of ALIGNED deliverables. Read more about "ALIGNED Project Meeting in Poznań"

ALIGNED and MOVING Collaboration ( 2016-11-02T10:59:57+01:00 aligned_admin)

2016-11-02T10:59:57+01:00 aligned_admin

ALIGNED have entered into a new collaboration with the Horizon 2020 project MOVING. ALIGNED and MOVING have established a joint collaboration on the exchange of knowledge and datasets for text and data mining. The goal is to gain improved representation models and understanding of textual content used in the two projects. Read more about "ALIGNED and MOVING Collaboration"

ALIGNED at SEMANTiCS 2016 ( 2016-09-22T13:26:36+02:00 aligned_admin)

2016-09-22T13:26:36+02:00 aligned_admin

Members of the ALIGNED team attended the SEMANTiCS 2016 conference in Leipzig from September 12-15, 2016. This year’s conference, the twelfth, was the most successful yet. 280 people showed up to attend a wide range of talks, workshops, and events. Read more about "ALIGNED at SEMANTiCS 2016"

ALIGNED and TWYGG Consultancy ( 2016-08-17T16:36:32+02:00 aligned_admin)

2016-08-17T16:36:32+02:00 aligned_admin

As part of the ALIGNED Consultancy for Business scheme, ALIGNED has completed its first consultancy for the Swiss startup TWYGG. TWYGG, based in Aargau, Switzerland, is developing a semantic and web-based communication platform. The platform is a cloud application that provides personalized information about new software releases. Read more about "ALIGNED and TWYGG Consultancy"

New W3C Community Group ( 2016-07-18T22:19:43+02:00 aligned_admin)

2016-07-18T22:19:43+02:00 aligned_admin

ALIGNED has been involved in the establishment of a new W3C Community Group. The new group, the RDF and XML Interoperability Community Group, was established at the start of June 2016. Read more about "New W3C Community Group"