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Samsung invests in spinout company Oxford Semantic Technologies


Samsung Ventures has led an investment round that raised over £3 million for Oxford Semantic Technologies Limited, an Oxford University spinout company founded by pioneers in the fast-growing field of semantic technology. The investment round was also supported by the University of Oxford and Oxford Sciences Innovation PLC.

Spun out of the Department of Computer Science in 2017, Oxford Semantics is developing and commercialising RDFox, the high-performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine developed by Professors Boris Motik, Ian Horrocks and Bernardo Cuenca Grau, pioneers in semantic technology. Oxford Semantics’ technology turns an organisation’s data into machine-readable knowledge, combining diverse data sources and then enabling users to query them with powerful reasoning.

Samsung’s investment will enable Oxford Semantics to bring its powerful data integration and reasoning engine to more clients.