My research interests reside in Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Management areas. In particular, I am interested in Semantic Web technologies evaluation and their knowledge management applications. I have participated in development of techniques, algorithms and tools for knowledge intensive applications. In particular I developed S-Match, a lightweight ontology matching system and a method for matching systems evaluation.
In March of 2003 I joined University of Trento Data & Knowledge Management research group as Research Assistant. In November of 2003 I joined Information and Telecommunication Technologies International Doctoral School in Trento where I completed my doctoral research on knowledge management systems and techniques for their large scale evaluation. In March 2008 I defended my PhD dissertation. After short term postdoctoral assignments at University of Trento and University of Rennes I joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. I am a member of the Information Systems group led by Prof. Georg Gottlob and Prof. Ian Horrocks.
A Large Scale Dataset for the Evaluation of Ontology Matching Systems. F. Giunchiglia, M. Yatskevich, P. Avesani, P. Shvaiko. The Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, Vol. 24(2), pages 137-157. 2009.
Approximate Structure-Preserving Semantic Matching. F. Giunchiglia, F. McNeill, M. Yatskevich, J. Pane, P. Besana, P. Shvaiko. In In Proceedings of ODBASE pages 1217-1234. 2008.
Structure preserving semantic matching. F. Giunchiglia, P. Shvaiko, M. Yatskevich. In In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Ontology Matching 2007.
Doctoral Student Despoina Magka's paper entitled 'Ontology-Based Classification of Molecules: a Logic Programming Approach' has received the best paper prize at the 2012 Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences workshop [more information].
Boris Motik was recently successful in gaining an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship. The 5 year project, MaSI3: A Massively Scalable Intelligent Information Infrastructure, focuses on Ontology-based Data Management Systems (ODMSs). These are a new kind of data management system specifically designed to deal with complex data, by using natural language queries often across multiple relevant sources [more information].
Yavor Nenov's PhD thesis "Computability of Euclidean Spatial Logics" has been awarded the Best Thesis Prize of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester [more information].
Ian Horrocks has been elected to join Academia Europæa, an eminent organization for European scholars. Academia Europæa was founded in 1988 and has over 2000 members, including around 40 Nobel Laureates [more information].
The Jaume I University of Castellon (Spain) has awarded a "Premio extraordinario de doctorado" (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford's Department of Computer Science [more information].