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Web of Data

This research activity studies linked data and open big data.

Linked Data is a term used to describe a recommended best practice for presenting, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using URIs and RDF.

Linked data describes a method of publishing structured data so that it can be interlinked and become more useful. It builds upon standard Web technologies such as HTTP and URIs, but rather than using them for web pages for human readers, it extends them to share information in a way that can be read automatically by computers. This enables data from different sources to be connected and queried.

The goal of the Linking Open Data project is to extend the Web with a data commons by publishing various open datasets such  as RDF on the Web and by setting RDF links between data items from different data sources.

Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization. The trend toward larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing correlations to be found to spot business trends, determine quality of research, prevent diseases, link legal citations, combat crime, and determine real-time roadway traffic conditions.


Research theme: Web Applications for the Future Internet

Conference & Workshop
Publication from 01/01/2016
Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Daniele Franchi, Davide Gazze, Giorgio Iervasi, Andrea Marchetti, Alessandro Pingitore, Maurizio Tesconi
Facebook: a New Tool for Collecting Health Data?
2016, Multimedia Tools and Applications
Fabio Valsecchi, Matteo Abrate, Clara Bacciu, Silvia Piccini, Andrea Marchetti
Text Encoder and Annotator: an all-in-one editor for transcribing and annotating manuscripts with RDF (Extended Version)
2016, European Semantic Web Conference
Publication to 31/12/2015
Fabio Valsecchi, Matteo Abrate, Clara Bacciu, Maurizio Tesconi, Andrea Marchetti
DBpedia Atlas: Mapping the Uncharted Lands of Linked Data
2015, Linked Data on the Web
Fabio Valsecchi, Marco Ronchetti
Spacetime: a Two Dimensions Search and Visualisation Engine Based on Linked Data
2014, International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing
Matteo Abrate,Angelo Del Grosso,Emiliano Giovannetti,Angelica Lo Duca,Andrea Marchetti,Lorenzo Mancini,Irene Pedretti,Silvia Piccini
The Clavius on the Web Project: Digitization, Annotation and Visualization of Early Modern Manuscripts
2014, AIUCD Annual Conference - Humanities and Their Methods in the Digital Ecosystem
Andrea Caiti, Vincenzo Calabrò, Gianluca Dini, Angelica Lo Duca, Andrea Munafò
Mobile underwater sensor networks for protection and security: field experience at the UAN11 experiment
2013, Journal of Field Robotics
Francesco Ronzano, Andrea Marchetti, Maurizio Tesconi
Editing Knowledge Resources: The Wiki Way
2011, 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
Carlo Aliprandi, Francesco Ronzano, Andrea Marchetti, Maurizio Tesconi, Salvatore MInutoli
Extracting Events from Wikipedia as RDF Triples Linked to Widespread Semantic Web Dataset
2011, 14th International Conference on Human - Computer Interaction (HCI 2011)
Carlo Aliprandi, Andrea Marchetti
Introducing CAPER, a Collaborative Platform for Open and Closed Information Acquisition, Processing and Linking
2011, 14th International Conference on Human - Computer Interaction (HCI 2011)
Andrea Marchetti, Salvatore Minutoli, Francesco Ronzano, Maurizio Tesconi
A Wiki Framework for cooperatively building multilingual language resources
2010, The Second International Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources
Francesco Ronzano, Maurizio Tesconi, Salvatore Minutoli, Andrea Marchetti
Collaborative management of KYOTO Multilingual Knowledge Base: the Wikyoto Knowledge Editor
2010, The 5th International Conference of the Global WordNet Association (GWC-2010)