Research Areas in DBWeb

The DBWeb Team does research in the following areas:

Ontologies and Knowledge Management

An ontology is a computer-processable collection of knowledge about the world. In the DBWeb team, we are concerned with RDF Ontologies -- i.e. with ontologies in the form of graphs. We construct and mine such ontologies.

Large Scale Data Mining

Graphs are a near-universal way to represent data. We are concerned with mining graphs for patterns and properties. Our particular focus is on the scalability of such approaches.

The Social Web

The Web has evolved more and more into a social Web : content is produced and shared by users. In the DBWeb team, we follow and anticipate developments in this area.

Language and relevance

Computer science is not just about computers. In this area of research, we investigate how humans reason, and what this implies for machines.

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