About me

Francesco Osborne

I am a Research Associate at the Knowledge Media institute (KMi) of the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. My research focuses on Semantic Web, Semantic Publishing, User Modelling, Data Mining and Human Computer Interaction. Currently, I am working on the Rexplore project and on the  MKSmart project.

I am the main developer of Rexplore, a system which leverages novel solutions in large-scale data mining, semantic technologies and visual analytics, to provide an innovative environment for exploring and making sense of scholarly data.

For the MKSmart Project, I am working on the Garden Monitor, a mobile application which supports efficient water management in gardens.

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

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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Talking about Ontology Forecasting and Technology Extraction at EKAW 2016

Last week I presented two research papers at the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2016) in Bologna, Italy. The first one introduces TechMiner, a novel tool which combines NLP, machine learning and semantic technologies, for mining technologies from research publications and generating an OWL ontology describing their relationships with other research […]

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Smart Topic Miner shines at ISWC 2016

Last week I attended the 15th edition of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016) where I presented our work on Smart Topic Miner (STM), the innovative application developed in collaboration with Springer Nature for automatically classifying research publications. STM was designed to classify proceedings and more in general any collection of articles by tagging […]

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