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Professor Harith Alani

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Web Science
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Knowledge Media Institute
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Professional biography

Professor of Web Science at the Knowledge Media instituteThe Open University. Previously to joining KMi, I was a senior research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. I have published more than 120 scientific papers in various leading journals and conferences, and have been involved as a Principal Investigator in several national and international research projects. Currently I am Co-ordinator of two EU projects; FP7 DecarboNet, and H2020 COMRADES, and member of the Elsevier Advisory Panel. Recently I served as the programme co-chair of World Wide Web Conference (WWW) 2014 Web Science Track, International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2013, and ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci) 2013. 

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Research interests

social semantics, social media analysis, computational behaviour analysis, semantic sentiment analysis, offline-online social networks. 

Research Activity

Externally funded projects

COMRADES

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Jan/201631/Dec/2018EC (European Commission): FP(inc.Horizon2020, H2020, ERC)
The aim of this proposal is, firstly and fore-mostly, to create an open-source, community-driven resilience platform, designed by the communities, for the communities, to enable them to self-organise during crisis, to co-create and share knowledge and trustworthy advise, and to identify assess, and validate humanitarian needs at the community (macro) and citizen (micro) levels, to target their relief and recovery efforts more effectively and rapidly. Secondly, the project will foster social innovation during crises by developing and integrating automated methods for advanced processing and linking of crowdsourced information, and for safeguarding communities during critical scenarios from inaccurate, distrusted, and overhyped information, and for arming humanitarian communities with enriched, high quality, and actionable information. More specifically, the objectives are to: 1. Extract the socio-technical requirements for community resilience platforms by reviewing the role of technology during previous crises scenarios, and by engaging communities in participatory design and requirements gathering initiatives 2. Produce novel automated methods for identifying and semantically representing the geographical, temporal, and topic clusters of citizen emergency events, and the community network broadcasting these events. 3. Design and develop programs and algorithms for measuring the trustworthiness, informativeness, and veracity of information in multiple languages, gathered from distributed social data sources and communities during crisis 4. Integrate and release project output with Ushahidi;7 a popular open-source platform for crisis situations. The platform will extensible, and grounded on open data, open source, and open hardware. 5. Train and evaluate project tools and algorithms with real communities and in live events, as well as with over 10 million multilingual historical social media messages collected for nearly 30 crises including floods, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, and wildfires. The proposal aims to target the objectives above with an interdisciplinary consortium of computer scientists, social scientists, and humanitarian research organisations, through user driven designs and pilots, and involving several existing communities.

Publications

Collective intelligence for promoting changes in behaviour: a case study on energy conservation (2017)
Piccolo, Lara S. G.; De Liddo, Anna; Burel, Gregoire; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
AI & Society ((Early Access))
Contextual semantics for sentiment analysis of Twitter (2016-01)
Saif, Hassan; He, Yulan; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
Information Processing and Management, 52(1) (pp. 5-19)
Semantic Topic Compass – Classification Based on Unsupervised Feature Ambiguity Gradation (2016)
Cano, Amparo Elizabeth; Saif, Hassan; Alani, Harith and Motta, Enrico
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9678 (pp. 350-367)
Detecting Important Life Events on Twitter Using Frequent Semantic and Syntactic Subgraphs (2016)
Dickinson, Thomas; Fernandez, Miriam; Thomas, Lisa; Mulholland, Paul; Briggs, Pam and Alani, Harith
IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 14(2) (pp. 23-37)
Modelling and analysis of user behaviour in online communities (2013-05)
Rowe, Matthew; Fernandez, Miriam and Alani, Harith
IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-Letter, 1(2)
Community analysis through semantic rules and role composition derivation (2013-01)
Rowe, Matthew; Fernandez, Miriam; Angeletou, Sofia and Alani, Harith
Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 18(1) (pp. 31-47)
Review of the state of the art: discovering and associating semantics to tags in folksonomies (2012-03)
Garcia-Silva, Andres ; Corcho, Oscar; Alani, Harith and Gomez-Perez, Asuncion
The Knowledge Engineering Review, 27(1) (pp. 57-85)
Engaging politicians with citizens on social networking sites: the WeGov Toolbox (2012)
Wandhöfer, Timo; Taylor , Steve; Alanis, Harith; Zoshi, Somya; Sizov, Sergej; Walland, Paul; Thamm, Mark; Bleier, Arnim and Mutschke, Peter
International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), 8(3) (pp. 22-32)
Social support for ontological mediation and data integration (2009-03)
Correndo, Gianluca; Alani, Harith and Salvadores, Manuel
International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 1(3) (pp. 21-36)
Building a pragmatic Semantic Web (2008)
Alani, Harith; Hall, Wendy; O'Hara, Kieron; Shadbolt, Nigel; Chandler, Peter and Szomszor, Martin
IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23(3) (pp. 61-68)
The CKC challenge: exploring tools for collaborative knowledge construction (2008)
Noy, Natasha F.; Chugh, Abhita and Alani, Harith
IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23(1) (pp. 64-68)
Ontologies as facilitators for repurposing web documents (2007-06)
Weal, Mark J.; Alani, Harith; Kim, Sanghee; Lewis, Paul H.; Millard, David E.; Sinclair, Patrick A. S.; Roure, David C. De and Shadbolt, Nigel R.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 65(6) (pp. 537-562)
Identifying communities of practice through ontology network analysis (2003-03)
Alani, Harith; Dasmahapatra, Srinandan; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
IEEE Intelligent Systems, 18(2) (pp. 18-25)
Automatic ontology-based knowledge extraction from web documents (2003-01)
Alani, Harith; Kim, Sanghee; Millard, David E.; Weal, Mark J.; Hall, Wendy; Lewis, Paul H. and Shadbolt, Nigel R.
IEEE Intelligent Systems, 18(1) (pp. 14-21)
Initiating organizational memories using ontology-based network analysis as a bootstrapping tool (2002)
Alani, Harith; Kalfoglou, Yannis; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
Expert Update, 5(3) (pp. 43-53)
Augmenting thesaurus relationships: Possibilities for retrieval (2001-02)
Tudhope, Douglas; Alani, Harith and Jones, Christopher
Journal of Digital Information, 1(8)
Voronoi-based region approximation for geographical information retrieval with gazetteers (2001)
Alani, Harith; Jones, Christopher B. and Tudhope, Douglas
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 15(4) (pp. 287-306)
eGovernment (2011-01-14)
Shadbolt, Nigel; O'Hara, Kieron; Salvadores, Manuel and Alani, Harith
In: Domingue, John; Fensel, Dieter and Hendler, James A. eds. Handbook of Semantic Web Technologies
ISBN : 978-3-540-92912-3 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin
Features for killer apps from a semantic web perspective (2008)
O'Hara, Kieron; Alani, Harith; Kalfoglou, Yannis and Shadbolt, Nigel
In: Li, Eldon Y. and Yuan, Soe-Tsyr eds. Agent Systems in Electronic Business (pp. 265-288)
ISBN : 978-159904588-7 | Publisher : Information Science Reference
Monitoring research collaborations using semantic web technologies (2005)
Alani, Harith; Gibbins, Nicholas; Glaser, Hugh; Harris, Stephen and Shadbolt, Nigel
In: Gómez-Pérez, A. and Euzenat, J. eds. The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 664-678)
ISBN : 978-3-540-26124-7 | Publisher : Springer-Verlag | Published : Berlin / Heidelberg
Geographical Terminology Servers - Closing the Semantic Divide (2003)
Jones, Christopher; Alani, Harith and Tudhope, Douglas
In: Duckham, Matt; Goodchild, Mike and Worboys, Mike eds. Foundations of Geographic Information Science (pp. 201-218)
ISBN : 0-415-30726-0 | Publisher : Taylor and Francis
The Semantic Web – ISWC 2013: Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Part I (2013)
Alani, Harith; Kagal, Lalana; Fokoue, Achille; Groth, Paul; Biemann, Chris; Parreira, Josiane Xavier; Aroyo, Lora; Noy, Natasha; Welty, Chris and Janowicz, Krzysztof eds.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN : 978-3-642-41334-6 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin
Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Web Science Conference, 2013 Paris, France, WebSci ‘13 (2013)
Davis, Hugh; Halpin, Harry; Pentland, Alex; Bernstein, Mark; Adamic, Lada; Alani, Harith; Monnin, Alexandre and Rogers, Richard eds.
ISBN : 978-1-4503-1889-1 | Publisher : ACM
The Semantice Web - ISWC 2013: 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 21-25, 2013, Proceedings, Part II (2013)
Alani, Harith; Kagal, Lalana; Fokoue, Achille ; Groth, Paul ; Biemann, Chris; Parreira, Josiane Xavier; Aroyo, Lora; Noy, Natasha F; Welty, Chris and Janowicz, Krzysztof eds.
LNCS
ISBN : 978-3-642-41337-7 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Heidelberg
The Semantic Web - ISWC 2011: 10th International Semantic Web Conference, Bonn, Germany, October 23-27, 2011, Proceedings, Part I (2011)
Aroyo, Lora; Welty, Chris; Alani, Harith; Taylor, Jamie; Bernstein, Abraham; Kagal, Lalana; Noy, Natasha and Blomqvist, Eva eds.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN : 9783642250729 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Heidelberg
The Semantic Web - ISWC 2011: 10th International Semantic Web Conference, Bonn, Germany, October 23-27, 2011, Proceedings, Part II (2011)
Aroyo, Lora; Welty, Chris; Alani, Harith; Taylor, Jamie; Bernstein, Abraham; Kagal, Lalana; Noy, Natasha and Blomqvist, Eva eds.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN : 9783642250927 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Heidelberg
Prospecting Socially-Aware Concepts and Artefacts for Designing for Community Resilience (2017-06)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Alani, Harith
In : 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies: Communities & Technologies 2017 Refugees and HCI Workshop (June 2017, Troyes, France)
On Semantics and Deep Learning for Event Detection in Crisis Situations (2017-05)
Burel, Grégoire; Saif, Hassan; Fernandez, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep), at ESWC 2017 (29 May 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia)
DoRES — A Three-tier Ontology for Modelling Crises in the Digital Age (2017)
Burel, Gregoire; Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Meesters, Kenny and Alani, Harith
In : 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) (21-24 May 2017, Albi, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France) ((in press))
A Semantic Graph-Based Approach for Radicalisation Detection on Social Media (2017)
Saif, Hassan; Dickinson, Thomas; Kastler, Leon; Fernandez, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : Proc. Int. Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) (28 May - 01 Jun 2017, Portorož, Slovenia) (pp. 571-587)
On the Role of Semantics for Detecting pro-ISIS Stances on Social Media (2016-10-19)
Saif, Hassan; Fernández, Miriam; Rowe, Matthew and Alani, Harith
In : ISWC 2016 (19 Oct 2016, Kobe, Japan)
Strategies and Tools to Raise Energy Awareness Collectively (2016-09)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Alani, Harith
In : Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency (8-9 September, Coimbra, Portugal)
Talking Climate Change via Social Media: Communication, Engagement and Behaviour (2016-05-22)
Fernandez, Miriam; Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Maynard, Diana; Wippoo, Meia; Meili, Christoph and Alani, Harith
In : Web Science Conference (WebSci) (22 - 25 May 2016, Hannover, Germany) (pp. 85-94)
Climate Change Engagement: Results of a Multi-Task Game with a Purpose (2016-05)
Piccolo, Lara; Fernández, Miriam; Alani, Harith; Scharl, Arno; Föls, Michael and Herring, David
In : International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (17-20 May, Cologne, Germany) (pp. 191-194)
SentiCircles: A Platform for Contextual and Conceptual Sentiment Analysis (2016)
Saif, Hassan; Bashevoy, Maxim; Taylor, Steve; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : ESWC2016: European Semantic Web Conference (29 May - 02 Jun 2016, Anissaras, Crete, Greece)
Identifying Important Life Events from Twitter Using Semantic and Syntactic Patterns (2016)
Dickinson, Thomas; Fernandez, Miriam; Thomas, Lisa A.; Mulholland, Paul; Briggs, Pam and Alani, Harith
In : 15th International Conference WWW/Internet 2016 (28-30 Oct 2016, Mannheim, Germany) (pp. 143-150)
Identifying Prominent Life Events on Twitter (2015-10-07)
Dickinson, Thomas; Fernández, Miriam; Thomas, Lisa A.; Mulholland, Paul; Briggs, Pam and Alani, Harith
In : K-CAP 2015 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (6-10 Oct 2015, New York)
Predicting Answering Behaviour in Online Question Answering Communities (2015-08-24)
Burel, Gregoire; Mulholland, Paul; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (1-4 September 2015, Cyprus) (pp. 201-210)
Modelling Question Selection Behaviour in Online Communities (2015-05-18)
Burel, Gregoire; He, Yulan; Mulholland, Paul and Alani, Harith
In : 2015 International Conference on the World Wide Web (18-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy) (pp. 357-358)
Analysing engagement towards the 2014 Earth Hour Campaign in Twitter (2015)
Fernández, Miriam; Burel, Gregoire; Alani, Harith; Piccolo, Lara Schibelsky Godoy; Meili, Christoph and Hess, Raphael
In : EnviroInfo &ICT4S 2015: Building the Knowledge Base for Environmental Action and Sustainability (7-9 September 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark (Forthcoming))
Automatic Identification of Personal Life Events in Twitter (2015)
Dickinson, Thomas; Fernández, Miriam; Thomas, Lisa A.; Mulholland, Paul; Briggs, Pam and Alani, Harith
In : ACM Web Science (WebSci '15) (28 June - 1 July 2015, Oxford, UK)
Policing engagement via social media (2014-11-10)
Fernández, Miriam; Cano, A. Elizabeth and Alani, Harith
In : City Labs Workshop - SociInfo 2014 (10-13 Nov 2014, Barcelona, Spain)
Detecting child grooming behaviour patterns on social media (2014-11-10)
Cano Basave, Amparo; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : SociInfo 2014: The 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (10-13 Nov 2014, Barcelona, Spain)
The topics they are a-changing - characterising topics with time-stamped semantic graphs (2014-10-23)
Cano, A. Elisabeth; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014) (19-23 Oct 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy) (pp. 409-412)
Stretching the life of Twitter classifiers with time-stamped semantic graphs (2014-10-23)
Cano, Amparo Elizabeth; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014) (19-23 Oct 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy) (pp. 341-357)
Semantic patterns for sentiment analysis of Twitter (2014-10-19)
Saif, Hassan; He, Yulan; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014) (19-23 Oct 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy) (pp. 324-340)
Automatic stopword generation using contextual semantics for sentiment analysis of Twitter (2014-10-19)
Saif, Hassan; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014) (19-23 Oct 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy)
OUSocial2: a platform for gathering students’ feedback from social media (2014-10)
Thomas, Keerthi; Fernández, Miriam; Brown, Stuart and Alani, Harith
In : The 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014) (19-23 October 2014, Riva Del Garda, Trentino, Italy (Forthcoming))
Personal life event detection from social media (2014-09-01)
Choudhury, Smitashree and Alani, Harith
In : 25th ACM Hypertext and Social Media Conference (Hypertext 2014) (1-4 September 2014, Santiago, Chile)
Using social media to inform policy making: to whom are we listening? (2014-07-10)
Fernández, Miriam; Wandhoefer, Timo; Allen, Beccy; Cano Basave, Amparo and Alani, Harith
In : European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2014) (10 - 11 July 2014, Brighton, UK)
Exploring user behavior and needs in Q & A communities (2014-07-09)
Choudhury, Smitashree and Alani, Harith
In : European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2014) (10 - 11 July 2014, Brighton, UK) (pp. 80-89)
Motivating online engagement and debates on energy consumption (2014-06)
Piccolo, Lara; Alani, Harith; De Liddo, Anna and Baranauskas, Cecilia
In : ACM 2014 Web Science Conference (23 - 26 June 2014, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) (pp. 109-118)
Mining and comparing engagement dynamics across multiple social media platforms (2014-06)
Rowe, Matthew and Alani, Harith
In : ACM 2014 Web Science Conference (23 - 26 June 2014, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) (pp. 229-238)
User profile modelling in online communities (2014-05-25)
Fernández, Miriam; Scharl, Arno; Bontcheva, Kalina and Alani, Harith
In : Third International Workshop on Semantic Web Collaborative Spaces (SWCS'14) at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014) (19-23 October 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy)
Adapting sentiment lexicons using contextual semantics for sentiment analysis of Twitter (2014-05-25)
Saif, Hassan; He, Yulan; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : Workshop 5: SemanticSentimentAnalysis2014: Semantic Web and Sentiment Analysis (25-19 May 2014, Crete, Greece) (pp. 54-63)
SentiCircles for contextual and conceptual semantic sentiment analysis of Twitter (2014)
Saif, Hassan; Fernández, Miriam; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 11th ESWC 2014 (25-29 May 2014, Crete, Greece) (pp. 83-98)
On stopwords, filtering and data sparsity for sentiment analysis of Twitter (2014)
Saif, Hassan; Fernández, Miriam; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : LREC 2014, Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (26-31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland) (pp. 810-817)
Energy consumption awareness in the workplace: technical artefacts and practices (2014)
Piccolo, Lara; Baranauskas, Cecília; Fernández, Miriam; Alani, Harith and De Liddo, Anna
In : XIII Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems (27-31 October 2014, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil)
Measuring the topical specificity of online communities (2013)
Rowe, Matthew; Wagner, Claudia; Strohmaier, Markus and Alani, Harith
In : Extended Semantic Web Conference 2013 (ESWC 2013) - Research Track (26-30 May 2013, Montpellier, France) (pp. 472-486)
OU Social: reaching students in social media (2013)
Fernandez, Miriam; Alani, Harith and Brown, Stuart
In : 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013) (21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia) (pp. 37-40)
Evaluation datasets for Twitter sentiment analysis: a survey and a new dataset, the STS-Gold (2013)
Saif, Hassan; Fernández, Miriam; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 1st Interantional Workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media: Approaches and Perspectives from AI (ESSEM 2013) (3 December 2013, Turin, Italy)
What catches your attention? An empirical study of attention patterns in community forums (2012-06)
Wagner, Claudia; Rowe, Matthew; Strohmaier, Markus and Alani, Harith
In : Poster track at Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) (04-08 June 2012, Dublin, Ireland)
Automatic identification of best answers in online enquiry communities (2012-05)
Burel, Gregoire; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (27-31 May 2012, Crete)
Behaviour analysis across different types of Enterprise Online Communities (2012)
Rowe, Matthew; Fernandez, Miriam; Alani, Harith; Ronen, Inbal; Hayes, Conor and Karnstedt, Marcel
In : ACM web Science Conference 2012 (WebSci12) (22-24 June 2012, Evanston, U.S.A.)
What makes communities tick? Community health analysis using role compositions (2012)
Rowe, Matthew and Alani, Harith
In : 4th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (3-6 September 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Ignorance isn't bliss: an empirical analysis of attention patterns in online communities (2012)
Wagner, Claudia ; Rowe, Matthew; Strohmaier, Markus and Alani, Harith
In : 4th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (3-6 September 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Who will follow whom? Exploiting semantics for link prediction in attention-information networks (2012)
Rowe, Matthew; Stankovic, Milan and Alani, Harith
In : 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012) (11-15 November 2012, Boston)
Semantic sentiment analysis of twitter (2012)
Saif, Hassan; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : The 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012) (11-15 November 2012, Boston, MA, USA)
Alleviating data sparsity for Twitter sentiment analysis (2012)
Saif, Hassan; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 2nd Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts (#MSM2012): Big things come in small packages at the 21st International Conference on theWorld Wide Web (WWW'12) (16 April 2012, Lyon, France) (pp. 2-9)
Semantic smoothing for Twitter sentiment analysis (2011-10)
Saif, Hassan; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith
In : 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) (23 - 27 Oct 2011, Bonn, Germany)
The Effect of User Features on Churn in Social Networks (2011)
Karnstedt, Marcel ; Rowe, Matthew; Chan, Jeff ; Alani, Harith and Hayes, Conor
In : ACM Web Science Conference 2011 (WebSci2011) (14 - 17 June 2011, Koblenz, Germany)
Automatically extracting polarity-bearing topics for cross-domain sentiment classification (2011)
He, Yulan; Lin, Chenghua and Alani, Harith
In : 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (19 - 24 Jun 2011, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Predicting discussions on the social semantic web (2011)
Rowe, Matthew; Angeletou, Sofia and Alani, Harith
In : 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011) (29 May - 2 June 2011, Heraklion, Greece)
Modelling and analysis of user behaviour in online communities (2011)
Angeletou, Sofia; Rowe, Matthew and Alani, Harith
In : 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) (23 - 27 Oct 2010, Bonn, Germany) (pp. 35-50)
Anticipating discussion activity on community forums (2011)
Rowe, Matthew; Angeletou, Sofia and Alani, Harith
In : Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2011) (9-11 October 2011, Boston, MA, USA) (pp. 315-322)
Social dynamics in conferences: analyses of data from the Live Social Semantics application (2010-11)
Barrat, Alain; Ciro, Cattuto; Martin, Szomszor; Wouter, Van den Broeck and Alani, Harith
In : The 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010) (7-11 November 2010, Shanghai, China)
The live social semantics application: A platform for integrating face-to-face presence with on-line social networking (2010-04)
Van Der Broeck, Wouter; Cattuto, Ciro; Barrat, Alanin; Szomszor, Martin; Correndo, Gianluca and Alani, Harith
In : First International Workshop on Communication, Collaboration and Social Networking in Pervasive Computing Environments (PerCom) (30 March - 2 April 2010, Mannheim, Germany)
Global integration of public sector information (2010)
Koumenides, Christos; Salvadores, Manuel; Alani, Harith and Shadbol, Nigel
In : Web Science Conference (WebSci) (26-27 April 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina)
Providing enhanced social interaction services for industry exhibitors at large medical conferences (2010)
Szomszor, Martin; Kostkova, Patty; Cattuto, Ciro; Van den Broeck, Wouter; Barrat, Alain and Alani, Harith
In : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE '10) (6-8 September 2010, London)
Exploring English lexicon knowledge for Chinese sentiment analysis (2010)
He, Yulan; Alani, Harith and Zhou, Deyu
In : CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (28-29 Aug 2010, Beijing, China)
Semantics, sensors, and the social web: The live social semantics experiments (2010)
Szomszor, Martin; Cattuto, Ciro; Van den Broeck, Wouter; Barrat, Alain and Alani, Harith
In : 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (30 May - 30 June 2010, Heraklion, Greece)
Live social semantics (2009-10)
Alani, Harith; Szomszor, Martin; Cattuto, Ciro; den Broeck, Wouter Van; Correndo, Gianluca and Barrat, Alain
In : 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) (25-29 Oct 2009, Westfields Conference Center, Washington, DC) (p 698)
Preliminary results in tag disambiguation using DBpedia (2009-09)
Garcia, Andres; Szomszor, Martin; Alani, Harith and Corcho, Oscar
In : The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap'09) - First International Workshop on Collective Knowledge Capturing and Representation (CKCaR'09) (1 Sept 2009, Redondo Beach, California, USA)
Collaborative support for community data sharing (2008-12)
Correndo, Gianluca and Alani, Harith
In : The 2nd Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Semantic Web and Social Networks (12 Dec 2008, Sydney, Australia)
A community based approach for managing ontology alignments (2008-10)
Correndo, Gianluca; Alani, Harith and Smart, Paul R
In : 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2008): 3rd International Workshop on Ontology Matching (26-30 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Semantic modelling of user interests based on cross-folksonomy analysis (2008-10)
Szomszor, Martin; Alani, Harith; Cantador, Ivan; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) (26-30 Oct 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany) (pp. 632-648)
Demo: A community based approach for managing ontology alignments (2008-09)
Correndo, Gianluca; Kalfoglou, Yannis; Smart, Paul R and Alani, Harith
In : Demo track of the 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2008) (29 Sept - 3 Oct 2008, Acitrezza, Catania, Italy)
Correlating user profiles from multiple folksonomies (2008-06)
Szomszor, Martin; Cantador, Iván and Alani, Harith
In : Proceedings of the nineteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia (19-21 June 2008, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Enriching ontological user profiles with tagging history for multi-domain recommendations (2008-06)
Cantador, Iván; Szomszor, Martin; Alani, Harith; Fernandez, Miriam and Castells, Pablo
In : 1st International Workshop on Collective Semantics: Collective Intelligence & the Semantic Web (CISWeb 2008) (2nd June 2008, Tenerife, Spain)
Social Web Communities (2008)
Alani, Harith; Staab, Steffen and Stumme, Gerd
In : Dagstuhl Seminar on Social Web Communities (21-26 September 2008, Dagstuhl)
Mining for Social Serendipity (2008)
Passant, Alexander; Mulvany, Ian; Mika, Peter; Maisonneauve, Nicholas; Löser, Alexander; Cattuto, Ciro; Bizer, Chris; Bauckhage, Christian and Alani, Harith
In : Seminar on Social Web Communities (21-26 September 2008, Dagstuhl)
A community based approach to managing ontology alignments (2008)
Correndo, Gianluca; Alani, Harith and Smart, Paul
In : Third International Workshop on Ontology Matching (26 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Advanced knowledge system for coatings and the gas turbine MRO industry (2008)
Chandler, Peter; Hall, Wendy; Shadbol, Nigel; Alani, Harith and Szomszor, Martin
In : International Thermal Spray Conference & Exposition: Thermal Spray Crossing Borders (DVS-ASM) (2-4 June 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Survey of tools for collaborative knowledge construction and sharing (2007-11)
Correndo, Gianluca and Alani, Harith
In : Workshop on Collective Intelligence on Semantic Web (CISW 2007) (November 2-5 2007, Fremont, CA, USA)
Searching ontologies based on content: Experiments in the biomedical domain (2007-10)
Alani, Harith; Noy, Natasha; Shah, Nigam; Shadbolt, Nigel and Musen, Mark
In : Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap) (28-31 Oct 2007, Whistler, Canada)
Folksonomies, the semantic web, and movie recommendation (2007-06)
Szomszor, Martin; Cattuto, Ciro; Alani, Harith; O'Hara, Kieron; Baldassarri, Andrea; Loreto, Vittorio and Servedio, Vito D.P.
In : 4th European Semantic Web Conference, Bridging the Gap between Semantic Web and Web 2.0 (June 7, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria)
The application of advanced knowledge technologies for emergency response (2007)
Potter, S.; Kalfoglou, Y.; Alani, H.; Bachler, M.; Buckingham Shum, S.; Carvalho, R.; Chakravarthy, A.; Chalmers, S.; Chapman, S.; Hu, B.; Preece, A.; Shadbolt, N.; Tate, A. and Tuffield, M.
In : 4th International Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2007) (13-16 May 2007, Delft, The Netherlands)
Unlocking the potential of public sector information with Semantic Web technology (2007)
Alani, Harith; Dupplaw, David; Sheridan, John; O'Hara, Kieron; Darlington, John; Shadbolt, Nigel and Tullo, Carol
In : The 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) (11-15 Nov 2007, Busan, Korea)
Searching biomedical ontologies based on content (2007)
Alani, Harith; Noy, Natasha; Shah, Nigam; Shadbolt, Nigel and Musen, Mark
In : 10th International Protégé Conference (15-18 July 2007, Budapest, Hungary)
Ontology construction from online ontologies (2006)
Alani, Harith
In : 15th International World Wide Web Conference (23-26 May 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Winnowing ontologies based on application use (2006)
Alani, Harith; Harris, Stephen and O'Neil, Ben
In : 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) (11-14 June 2006, Budva, Montenegro)
Metrics for ranking ontologies (2006)
Alani, Harith and Brewster, Christopher
In : Evaluating Ontologies for the Web Workshop (EON2006), 15th International World Wide Web Conference (23-26 May 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Content-based ontology ranking (2006)
Jones, Matthew and Alani, Harith
In : 9th International Protégé Conference (23-26 July 2006, Stanford, CA)
Ontologies change and queries break: Towards a solution (2006)
Liang, Yaozhong; Alani, Harith and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : Poster track of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW): Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks (2-6 October 2006, Prague, Czech Republic)
Semantic metrics (2006)
Hu, Bo; Kalfoglou, Yannis; Dupplaw, David; Alani, Harith; Lewis, Paul and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : EKAW- 15th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks (2-6 Oct 2006, Czech Republic)
Ranking ontologies with AKTiveRank (2006)
Alani, Harith; Brewster, Christopher and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006) (5-9 Nov 2006, Athens, GA, USA)
Searching and ranking ontologies on the Semantic Web (2005-10)
Thomas, Edward; Alani, Harith; Sleeman, Derek and Brewster, Christopher
In : Workshop on Ontology Management: Searching, Selection, Ranking, and Segmentation. 3rd K-CAP 2005 (October 2, 2005, Banff, Canada) (pp. 57-60)
Ontology ranking based on the analysis of concept structures (2005)
Alani, Harith and Brewster, Christopher
In : Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap) (2-5 Oct 2005, Banff, Alberta, Canada) (pp. 51-58)
Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology (2005)
Alani, Harith; Harris, Steven and O'Neil, Ben
In : International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling (28-30 November 2005, Vienna, Austria)
Common features of killer apps: A comparison with Protégé (2005)
Alani, Harith; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : 8th International Protégé Conference (18-21 July 2005, Madrid, Spain)
Towards a killer app for the Semantic Web (2005)
Alani, Harith; Kalfoglou, Yannis; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005) (6-10 Nov 2005, Galway, Ireland)
Trust Strategies for the Semantic Web (2004-11)
O'Hara, Kieron; Alani, Harith; Kalfoglou, Yannis and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : Workshop on Trust, Security, and Reputation on the Semantic Web, 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'04) (7-11 November 2004, Hiroshima, Japan)
The Semantic Web as a Semantic Soup (2004)
Cox, Simon; Alani, Harith; Glaser, Hugh and Harris, Stephen
In : 1st Workshop on Friend of a Friend, Social Networking and the Semantic Web (1-2 Sept 2004, Galway, Ireland)
On the emergent Semantic Web and overlooked issues (2004)
Kalfoglou, Yannis; Alani, Harith; Schorlemmer, Marco and Walton, Chris
In : 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (7-11 Nov 2004, Hiroshima, Japan) (pp. 576-591)
CS AKTive Space: Building a Semantic Web Application (2004)
Glaser, Hugh; Alani, Harith; Carr, Les; Chapman, Sam; Ciravegna, Fabio; Dingli, Alexei; Gibbins, Nicholas; Harris, Stephen; Schraefel, M. C. and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : European Semantic Web Symposium (ESWS) (10-12 May 2004, Greece) (pp. 417-432)
Data driven ontology evaluation (2004)
Brewster, Christopher; Alani, Harith; Dasmahapatra, Srinandan and Wilks, Yorick
In : International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004) (24-30 May 2004, Lisbon, Portugal)
Using Protege for automatic ontology instantiation (2004)
Alani, Harith; Kim, Sanghee; Millard, David E.; Weal, Mark J.; Hall, Wendy; Lewis, Paul H. and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : 7th International Protégé Conference (6-9 July 2004, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
TGVizTab: An ontology visualisation extension for Protégé (2003)
Alani, Harith
In : Knowledge Capture (K-Cap'03), Workshop on Visualization Information in Knowledge Engineering (23-26 Oct 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA)
Generating adaptive hypertext content from the semantic web (2003)
Millard, David E.; Alani, Harith; Kim, Sanghee; Weal, Mark J.; Lewis, Paul; Hall, Wendy; Roure, David De and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : The fourteenth conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (Hypertext '03): 1st International Workshop on Hypermedia and the Semantic Web (30 Aug 2003, Nottingham, UK)
Automatic extraction of knowledge from web documents (2003)
Alani, Harith; Kim, Sanghee; Millard, David E.; Weal, Mark J.; Lewis, Paul H.; Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel R.
In : 2nd International Semantic Web Conference - Workshop on Human Language Technology for the Semantic Web and Web Services (20-23 Oct 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA)
Web based knowledge extraction and consolidation for automatic ontology instantiation (2003)
Alani, Harith; Kim, Sanghee; Millard, David E.; Weal, Mark J.; Hall, Wendy; Lewis, Paul H. and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : Knowledge Capture (K-Cap'03), Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation (23-26 Oct 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA)
Identifying communities of practice: analysing ontologies as networks to support community recognition (2002-08)
O'Hara, Kieron; Alani, Harith and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : Proceedings IFIP World Computer Congress. Information Systems: The E-Business Challenge (25-30 Aug 2002, Montreal, Canada)
ONTOCOPI: Methods and tools for identifying communities of practice (2002-08)
Alani, Harith; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : IFIP 17th World Computer Congress - TC12 Stream on Intelligent Information Processing (25-30 Aug 2002, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Exploiting synergy between ontologies and recommender systems (2002-05)
Middleton, Stuart E.; Alani, Harith; Shadbolt, Nigel R. and Roure, David C. De
In : Semantic Web Workshop 2002: Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference (7-11 May 2002, Hawaii, USA)
Managing reference: ensuring referential integrity of ontologies for the semantic web (2002)
Alani, Harith; Dasmahapatra, Srinandan; Gibbins, Nicholas; Glaser, Hugh; Harris, Steve; Kalfoglou, Yannis; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : 13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'02) (2002, Sigenza, Spain) (pp. 317-334)
Initiating organizational memories using ontology network analysis (2002)
Kalfoglou, Yannis; Alani, Harith; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel
In : ECAI 2002 Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories (21-26 July 2002, Lyon, France)
Artequakt: Generating tailored biographies from automatically annotated fragments from the web (2002)
Kim, Sanghee; Alani, Harith; Hall, Wendy; Lewis, Paul; Millard, David; Shadbolt, Nigel and Weal, Mark
In : Workshop on Semantic Authoring, Annotation & Knowledge Markup (SAAKM’02), the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI’02) (21-26 July 2002, Lyon, France) (pp. 1-6)
Design issues for agent-based resource locator systems (2002)
Wills, Gary and Alani, Harith
In : Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management (2-3 December 2002, Vienna, Austria) (pp. 156-168)
Geographical information retrieval with ontologies of place (2001)
Jones, Christopher B.; Alani, Harith and Tudhope, Douglas
In : Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory: Foundations of Geographic Information Science (COSIT) (19-23 Sept 2001, Morro Bay, CA, USA) (pp. 322-335)
Ontology-driven geographical information retrieval (2000-10)
Alani, Harith; Jones, Christopher and Tudhope, Douglas
In : International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience) (18-31 Oct 2000, Georgia, USA)
Associative and spatial relationships in thesaurus-based retrieval (2000-09)
Alani, Harith; Jones, Christopher and Tudhope, Douglas
In : 4th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) (18-20 Sept 2000, Lisbon, Portugal) (pp. 45-58)
Thesaural and spatial knowledge in cultural heritage information retrieval systems (2000)
Alani, Harith; Jones, Christopher and Tudhope, Douglas
In : Proceedings 8th Annual GIS Research Conference (GISRUK 2000) (5-7 April 2000, University of York, UK)
Technical Report: The CKC Challenge: Exploring Tools for Collaborative Knowledge Construction (2007)
Noy, N. F.; Chugh, A. and Alani, H.
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