The Open University – UK
Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University in the UK. After playing key roles in projects developing intelligent systems for Ontology Engineering (NeOn) and Smart Cities (MK:Smart), his recent research is exploring Knowledge Graphs applications focusing on policies and process knowledge, and the application of computational, knowledge-based methods in the humanities (SPICE). He holds a PhD in computer science from the Open University and he is director of the OU Open Knowledge Graph. Currently, he is investigating hybrid methods combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Graphs in tasks such as domain-centric information retrieval (LED) and knowledge extraction (the EU H2020 project Polifonia). Enrico is founder and co-chair of the WHiSe Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web.
King’s College London – UK
Lecturer in Computer Science at King’s College London, and works on Knowledge Graph construction, access, and use in digital humanities workflows, where he has built large (>10 billion triples) Knowledge Graphs for history and musicology. Previously he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Representation & Reasoning group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; the lead engineer for structured data in CLARIAH, a 32M EUR Dutch project for integrating Digital Humanities data; and has served in CLARIAH’s Technical Board as coordinator of the LOD Interest Group. His automated Linked Data API construction methods http://grlc.io are today used in Elsevier, TNO, the eScience Center, and 3200 other users.
University of Bologna – Italy
Knowledge engineering expert, she leads the Semantic Technology Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research group that involves researchers from the Italian National Research Council and the University of Bologna. She holds a PhD in Computer Science (University of Bologna). Her research focuses on developing artificial intelligence methods for knowledge graph modeling and extraction, with focus on their application in discovery science (at the moment mainly in the Cultural Heritage domain). She is co-director of the International Semantic Web Research Summer School (ISWS) and has served in organisational and scientific roles for several Semantic Web and Artificial Intelligence-related conferences. She is coordinating the scientific effort behind the ArCo project and she is the coordinator of the H2020 Polifonia project.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Italy
Head of the Digital Humanities research group at Fondazione Bruno Kessler. She holds a Master’s degree in Computational Linguistics from Centrum für informations- und sprachverarbeitung in Munich and a Phd in Language Sciences from Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice. Her research interests focus on the analysis of non-standard language, including social media texts and historical corpora, as well as on multilingual language processing. She is particularly interested in zero- and few-shot learning, aimed at extracting information from large training data in a language and transferring this knowledge to resource-poor languages with minimal supervision. She is currently involved in the Perceptions and in the Odeuropa projects, where she leads the work package on text analysis.
EURECOM - France
Associate Professor at the Data Science Department of EURECOM, France since 2009, leading the Data 2 Knowledge team. He obtained with honors a PhD from the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) together with the National Audio-Visual Institute (INA) in Paris and Inria Rhône Alpes in 2004. He was awarded ERCIM Post-Doctorate Research Associate in the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa (Italy) in 2005, and in the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in 2006. His main research interest concerns the use of semantic web technologies for data integration and semantic multimedia annotations, information extraction and recommender systems. He has (co)organised more than 20 workshops in topics relevant to MDK 2021 usually held at ISWC, ESWC and TheWebConf.
Marieke van Erp
KNAW Humanities Cluster – The Netherlands
Language Technology and Semantic Web expert with a penchant for interdisciplinary research. She leads the Digital Humanities Lab at the KNAW Humanities Cluster. She holds a PhD in computational linguistics from Tilburg University (2010) where she applied digital humanities methods to historic textual sources from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Her research is focused on applying natural language processing to semantic web applications with a particular interest in digital humanities. She previously worked on the European NewsReader project and the Dutch humanities infrastructure project CLARIAH project and has been involved in the organisation of numerous workshops and conferences in natural language processing, semantic web, digital humanities and cultural heritage. She is the project manager of the EU Horizon 2020 Odeuropa project where she is also working on software tools that can recognise references to smells in texts.
- Elena Cabrio, Université Côte d’Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S, France
- Ilja Croijmans, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Marilena Daquino, University of Bologna, Italy
- Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
- Desmond Elliot, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Asifa Majid, the University of York, UK
- Barbara McGillivray, The Alan Turing Institute & Cambridge University, UK
- Stefano Menini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Dunja Mladenic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Philippe Rigaux, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), France
- Marco Rospocher, University of Verona, Italy
- Serra Sinem Tekiroğlu, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Rachele Sprugnoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
- Chiara Veninata, The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Italy
- Valeria Zotti, University of Bologna, Italy