Elsevier Announces Winners Semantic Web Challenge
NEW YORK, November 14, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ –
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the winners of the Semantic Web Challenge. Participants in the Challenge applied semantic web techniques in building online end-user applications that integrate, combine and deduce information needed to assist users in performing tasks. The Challenge took place at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) in Bonn, Germany, from October 23-27, 2011.
The 2011 Semantic Web Challenge, sponsored by Elsevier, was co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer of the Free University Berlin and Dr. Diana Maynard of the University of Sheffield, and consisted of two tracks: the Open Track and the Billion Triples Track. . Both Challenges were open to researchers from corporations as well as academic researchers. A jury of academic and industrial experts determined the winners. The awards consisted of cash prizes exceeding 2,500 Euros in total.
Ten participants competed in the Open Track which showcased how the use of the semantic web can process low-value real world data sources into higher value ones. Five competitors participated in the Billions Triples Track. The latter track required participants to make use of a specific, very large data set provided by the organizers.
- First Prize Open Track: BOTTARI; Locationbased Social Media Analysis with Semantic Web , by the multidisciplinary team of Irene Celino, Daniele Dell’Aglio, Emanuele Della Valle, Marco Balduini, Yi Huang, Tony Lee, Seon-Ho Kim, and Volker Tresp. This winning application combines local views with emotive analysis of live streaming twitter and blog posts to give the end user a new augmented reality of the local Korean dining scene.