Miriam Fernandez PROFILE PHOTO

My current research at KMi is focused on the analysis of online communities (Social Web). My aim is to understand users' behaviour and needs and to develop prediction models to foreseen risks and opportunities in online communities based on the behaviour of their users. I have also previously worked on semantic Search. Within the context of this research line I investigated methods to enhance traditional IR and QA techniques introducing higher level of conceptualisations in the form of ontologies as well as methods and benchmarks to evaluate semantic search systems


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KMi at ISWC 2016

The 15th International Semantic Web Conference took place recently in Kobe, Japan, and the KMi contingent had a very strong showing at the conference....Read more

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KMi at ESWC 2016!

As with past editions of the Extended Semantic Web Conference, the Thirteenth edition (ESWC2016), once again held in Anissaras, Crete, featured a significant KMi delegation and a host of former KMi-ers....Read more

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Strong KMi presence at ISWC 2015

The International Semantic Web Conference this year witnessed another populous KMi delegation, with 8 people from the lab attending the conference, which took place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, on October 11-15....Read more

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Development of filmic representations of social media content for individuals and groups using a mixture of semantic, content, and network analysis...Read more

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tools and techniques to enable policy makers to gather, integrate, and analyse policy-related discussions...Read more

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A Decarbonisation Platform for Citizen Empowerment and Translating Collective Awareness into Behavioural Change...Read more

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ROBUST aims to analyze, manage and care for online communities to support their well being & to measure their created value....Read more

Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L, Mulholland, P., Briggs, P and Alani, H. (2016) Detecting Important Life Events on Twitter Using Frequent Semantic and Syntactic Subgraphs, IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 14, 2, pp. 23-37

Saif, H., Fernandez, M., Rowe, M and Alani, H. (2016) On the Role of Semantics for Detecting pro-ISIS Stances on Social Media, Poster at The 15th International Semantic Web Conference, Kobe, Japan

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Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

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