About me

Francesco Osborne

I am Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media institute of the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, where I lead the Research Analytics team. I was previously Research Associate at the same university. My research focuses on Semantic Web, Research Analytics, Data Mining, and Semantic Publishing.

The Research Analytics team aims at producing innovative approaches leveraging large-scale data mining, semantic technologies, machine learning and visual analytics for making sense of scholarly data and forecast research dynamics. We collaborate with major publishers, universities, and companies in the space of innovation for producing a variety of innovative services for supporting researchers, editors, and research polities makers.

I am proudly collaborating to the Research Articles in Simplified HTML (RASH) Framework, which includes a markup language defined as a subset of HTML+RDF for writing scientific articles, and related tools to convert it into different formats and to extract data from it.

You can find more info on my CV.

 

Recent News

Forecasting the Spreading of Technologies in Research Communities

Forecasting the Spreading of Technologies in Research Communities @ K-CAP 2017 from Francesco Osborne ABSTRACT Technologies such as algorithms, applications and formats are an important part of the knowledge produced and reused in the research process. Typically, a technology is expected to originate in the context of a research area and then spread and contribute […]

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Supporting Springer Nature Editors by means of Semantic Technologies

Supporting Springer Nature Editors by means of Semantic Technologies from Francesco Osborne

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PhD Studentships at the Knowledge Media Institute

The Knowledge Media Institute is currently offering two fully-funded studentships commencing October 2017. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international students for full-time, 3-year study on the following PhD topics. In particular, our research group is looking for PhD students to work on Big Data Analytics, under the supervision of Professor Enrico Motta. We offer the […]

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Research Assistant position in our research group (KMi, The Open University)

Our research group at KMi, The Open University, is searching for a research assistant to work on the analysis of Big Scholarly Data in the context of Rexplore, a system which provides an innovative environment for exploring and making sense of scholarly data. We are offering a paid internship for an initial period of 6 […]

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SAVE-SD 2017: a meeting point for the Scholarly Data Community

I am organising with Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Silvio Peroni and Sahar Vahdati the third edition of the Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data workshop (SAVE-SD 2017). The SAVE-SD workshop aims to bring together publishers, companies and researchers from different fields to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical aspects in regards to scholarly data. It was the first workshops […]

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