DERI is a Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) established in 2003 with funding from the Science Foundation Ireland. After more than five years of operation DERI has become an internationally recognised institute in semantic web research, education and technology transfer which directly contributes to the Irish government's plan of transforming Ireland into a competitive knowledge economy. As a CSET, DERI brings together academic and industrial partners to boost innovation in science and technology, with its research focused on the Semantic Web. In the past five years DERI has developed into an internationally leading research centre, as documented by its large number of high-quality publications in core conferences, outnumbering any other research organisation world-wide in our field of research. DERI has acquired significant additional research funding from the European Union and Enterprise Ireland, rivalling the amount of the original CSET grant. DERI has attracted companies to set up subsidiaries in Galway, for example, Cyntelix, which provides the seed for the Silicon Valley inspired 'DERI Land', an eco-system of companies and research partners composed around DERI know-how and technologies, which intends to transform the region into a technological powerhouse. DERI's success over the last five years has also attracted further multi-national and local companies which expand its range of core industrial partners from Hewlett Packard to include Nortel, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM, Storm, and CelTrak.

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics was created to realise this vision. Insight is a joint initiative between University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland at Galway, University College Cork, and Dublin City University. Insight was established in 2013 by Science Foundation Ireland with funding of ¿75m.

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  • Semantic representation and enrichment of information retrieval experimental data 

    Bordea, Georgeta; Buitelaar, Paul (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016-05-28)
    Experimental evaluation carried out in international large-scale campaigns is a fundamental pillar of the scientific and technological advancement of information retrieval (IR) systems. Such evaluation activities produce ...
  • Targeting online communities to maximise information diffusion 

    Belák, Václav; Lam, Samantha; Hayes, Conor (Association for Computing Machinery, 2012-04)
    In recent years, many companies have started to utilise online social communities as a means of communicating with and targeting their employees and customers. Such online communities include discussion fora which are ...
  • Life-cycles and mutual effects of scientific communities 

    Belák, Václav; Karnstedt, Marcel; Hayes, Conor (ASNA, 2011)
    Cross-community effects on the behaviour of individuals and communities themselves can be observed in a wide range of applications. While previous work has tried to explain and analyse such phenomena, there is still a great ...
  • Robot-assisted care for elderly with dementia: is there a potential for genuine end-user empowerment? 

    Felzmann, Heike; Murphy, Kathy; Casey, Dympna; Beyan, Oya (2015)
  • The 2LIP Model and Its Implementations 

    Jankowski, Jacek; Decker, Stefan (2009)
  • Scalable Authoritative OWL Reasoning for the Web 

    Hogan, Aidan; Harth, Andreas; Polleres, Axel (2009)
  • Cataloguing and Linking Life Sciences LOD 

    Hasnain, Ali; Fox, Ronan; Deus, Helena F.; Decker, Stefan (2012)
    The Life Sciences Linked Open Data (LSLOD) Cloud is currently comprised of multiple datasets that add high value to biomedical research. The ability to navigate through these datasets in order to derive and discover new ...
  • Constructing Twitter Datasets using Signals for Event Detection Evaluation 

    Hromic, Hugo; Hayes, Conor (22nd International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, 2014-09-29)
    Twitter is a very attractive real-time platform for research on event detection. However, despite the great amount of interest, datasets suitable for evaluating such methods are not easily available. The two most important ...
  • Reconstruction of Threaded Conversations in Online Discussion Forums 

    Aumayr, Erik; Jeffrey, Chan; Hayes, Conor (Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2011-07-18)
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  • A Logic Programming approach for Access Control over RDF 

    Lopes, Nuno; Kirrane, Sabrina; Mileo, Alessandra; Zimmermann, Antoine; Polleres, Axel (International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP), 2012)
    The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is an interoperable data representation format suitable for interchange and integration of data, especially in Open Data contexts. However, RDF is also becoming increasingly attractive ...
  • Protect Your RDF Data! 

    Kirrane, Sabrina; Lopes, Nuno; Mileo, Alessandra; Decker, Stefan (2012)
    The explosion of digital content and the heterogeneity of enterprise content sources have pushed existing data integration solutions to their boundaries. Although RDF can be used as a representation format for integrated data, ...
  • Applying DAC Principles to the RDF Graph Data Model 

    Kirrane, Sabrina; Mileo, Alessandra; Decker, Stefan (2013)
    In this paper we examine how Discretionary Access Control principles, that have been successfully applied to relational and XML data, can be applied to the Resource Description Framework (RDF) graph data model. The ...
  • Hybrid SPARQL queries: fresh vs. fast results 

    Umbrich, Jurgen; Karnstedt, Marcel; Hogan, Aidan; Parreira, Xavier (2012)
  • Freshening up while Staying Fast: Towards Hybrid SPARQL Queries 

    Umbrich, Jürgen; Karnstedt, Marcel; Hogan, Aidan; Parreira, Josiane Xavier (2012)
  • An Eigenvalue-Based Measure for Word-Sense Disambiguation 

    Hulpus, Ioana; Hayes, Conor; Greene, Derek (FLAIRS 2012, 2012)
    Current approaches for word-sense disambiguation (WSD) try to relate the senses of the target words by optimizing a score for each sense in the context of all other words' senses. However, by scoring each sense separately, ...
  • Rapid Competence Development in Serious Games Using Case-Based Reasoning and Threshold Concepts 

    Hulpus, Ioana; Fradinho, Manuel; Hayes, Conor (2010)
    A major challenge in todays fast pace world is the acquisition of competence in a timely and efficient manner, whilst keeping the individual highly motivated. This paper presents a novel based on the use of serious games ...
  • On-the-Fly Adaptive Planning for Game-Based Learning 

    Hulpus, Ioana; Hayes, Conor (2010)
    In this paper, we present a model for competency development using serious games, which is underpinned by a hierarchical case-based planning strategy. In our model, a learner s objectives are addressed by retrieving a ...
  • Developing a Dataset for Technology Structure Mining 

    QasemiZadeh, Behrang; Buitelaar, Paul; Monaghan, Fergal (IEEE, 2010)
    This paper describes steps that have been taken to construct a development dataset for the task of Technology Structure Mining. We have defined the proposed task as the process of mapping a scientific corpus into a ...
  • Towards Technology Structure Mining from Scientific Literature 

    QasemiZadeh, Behrang (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010)
    This paper introduces the task of Technology-Structure Mining to support Management of Technology. We propose a linguistic based approach for identification of Technology Interdependence through extraction of technology ...
  • Understanding the Maturity of Sustainable ICT 

    Curry, Edward; Donnellan, Brian (Springer, 2012)
    Sustainable ICT (SICT) can develop solutions that offer benefits both internally in IT and across the extended enterprise. However, because the field is new and evolving, few guidelines and best practices are available. ...

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