Interviews and News

Prof. Dr. Harald Sack

Explainable AI is the key to progress and acceptance of AI

February 08, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS conference general chair Harald Sack is Vice President Information Service Engineering at FIZ Karlsruhe and Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In this interview, Harald elaborates on the core topics of SEMANTiCS 2019, explainable AI and Knowledge Graphs.

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Will Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs outperform Existing Systems?

February 01, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Poster & Demo Chair Ricardo Usbeck is Postdoc at Paderborn University. Ricardo shares insights about Natural Language Processing, Question Answering, Search, Chatbots, Smart Assistants and advice regarding submitting posters and demos

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This time, AI is here to stay

January 29, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS founding father and conference chair Tassilo Pellegrini is professor of economics at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria and co-founder of the Semantic Web Company. In this interview Tassilo talks about his passion for LegalTech-Applications, the 15th Anniversary of the conference series and the benefits of participating in SEMANTiCS.

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What to consider when you are licensing a Knowledge Organization System

December 04, 2018 by Heather Hedden

In this blogpost Taxonomist, Author, Speaker and Blogger Heather Hedden (The Accidental Taxonomist) - introduces a survey she conducts. Read about her angle on the specific purposes of licensing third party Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) as well as potential sources and limitations.

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Legal tech applications require company-wide data

September 08, 2018 by Stefan Summesberger

LegalTechTrack Keynote Speaker Stefan Stockinger joined OMV in 2006, where he now works as the Head of Contracts & Projects in the corporate legal department. In this interview we talk about opportunities at the intersection of IT and the legal domain, future prospects of the legal business in the GSA-Region and his Keynote at SEMANTiCS 2018.

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Global domain knowledge graphs to bring intelligence to data integration

September 07, 2018 by Stefan Summesberger

The BBC, Financial Times and Standard & Poor’s are just three organizations on the long list of SEMANTiCS 2018 Gold Sponsor Ontotext’s satisified customers. We had a brief talk with founder Atanas about the areas Ontotext works in, GraphDB, domain knowledge modelling and his talk.

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Data is the history of the modern world

September 02, 2018 by Stefan Summesberger

Keynote Speaker Daniel Rosenberg is Professor of History at the University of Oregon. In this interview we talk about the history of data, the impact of the emergence of the internet on the nature of data and TimeOnline, a project by Daniel dedicated to reverse engineering infographic artifacts from the print era.

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Three steps to implement AI in a law firm

August 31, 2018 by Stefan Summesberger

Sophie is chairing the Legal Tech Track at SEMANTiCS 2018. Before founding Future Law, she pursued an international career as a corporate lawyer for Bertelsmann and as a manager at Barclays Corporate Banking. In this interview she provides advice as to how to enter the field of legal tech and future prospects in this area.

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Ingest, curate, and access enterprise data efficiently with Mark Logic ODH

August 30, 2018 by Stefan Summesberger

MarkLogic recently has released ODH, a revolutionary architecture pattern to ingest, curate, and access data from across organizational silos. Mark Logic’s Jen Shorten talks about challenges constraints of integrating data from silos and ODH, the remedy recently introduced.

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Knowledge Graphs are on the rise

August 24, 2018

Knowledge graphs have now been “officially” announced to be on the rise by Gartner’s 2018 Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence. This article provides a general overview of knowledge graphs, an introduction to starting knowledge graphs as well as key learnings from Google’s Knowledge Vault.

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