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Saturday, October 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Semantic Technologies for Data Access

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Semantic technologies are increasingly gaining importance to cope with the wealth of data that humans are confronted with in diverse application domains.One key challenge where they are particularly promising is the one where end users are put in charge of directly accessing complex data.  In such settings, semantic information is used to support the users by providing them a view of the data that they can easily understand and explore.  In this presentation we illustrate some significant challenges that arise in this context.  On the one hand we exhibit technologies that allow engineers to semantically enrich high-level user requests, and seamlessly access terabytes of relational data.We discuss a significant use-case of this in the oil and gas engineering domain.  On the other hand, we show how to automatically enrich complex taxonomies to improve easiness of navigation and profitability.  We present the approach to this used in Rakuten Ichiba.

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Diego Calvanese

The Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science,
Diego Calvanese is a full professor at the Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.  He received a PhD from Sapienza University of Rome in 1996.  His research interests include formalisms for knowledge representation... Read More →
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Martin Rezk

Senior Scientist, Rakuten, Inc.
Martin Rezk is a senior scientist at Rakuten Inc, Tokyo, Japan, working mainly on semantic information extraction, market segmentation, and user profiling. He received a PhD from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) in 2012. Before joining Rakuten he led the development... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm JST
4F Track D : Asakai B