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Knowledge Technologies

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Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.07.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics   
1.08.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Control and care of the environment   
2.06.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Systems and cybernetics   
6.05.00  Humanities  Linguistics   

Code Science Field
P176  Natural sciences and mathematics  Artificial intelligence 

Code Science Field
1.02  Natural Sciences  Computer and information sciences 
Keywords
Knowledge Technologies, Data Mining, Decision Support, Knowledge Management, Language Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (38)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  02749  PhD Marko Bohanec  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  644 
2.  36220  PhD Martin Breskvar  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2014  36 
3.  05806  PhD Bojan Cestnik  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  200 
4.  29890  PhD Darko Cherepnalkoski  Computer science and informatics  Beginner researcher  2009 - 2014  25 
5.  15660  PhD Marko Debeljak  Biology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  313 
6.  16415  PhD Damjan Demšar  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2010 - 2011  46 
7.  11130  PhD Sašo Džeroski  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  1,207 
8.  05023  PhD Tomaž Erjavec  Linguistics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  651 
9.  28015  PhD Blaž Fortuna  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  153 
10.  26475  PhD Valentin Gjorgjioski  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2009 - 2011  15 
11.  17137  Marko Grobelnik  Computer science and informatics  Technical associate  2009 - 2014  445 
12.  32284  PhD Elena Ikonomovska  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  17 
13.  32282  PhD Aneta Ivanovska  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2012 - 2014  125 
14.  32152  PhD Matjaž Juršič  Computer science and informatics  Beginner researcher  2009 - 2014  27 
15.  31050  PhD Dragi Kocev  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2012 - 2014  204 
16.  36355  PhD Jan Kralj  Communications technology  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  38 
17.  28291  PhD Petra Kralj Novak  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2010 - 2014  130 
18.  08949  PhD Nada Lavrač  Computer science and informatics  Head  2009 - 2014  870 
19.  35470  PhD Jurica Levatić  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  43 
20.  36912  PhD Dragana Miljković  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2014  71 
21.  12570  PhD Dunja Mladenić  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  668 
22.  03323  PhD Igor Mozetič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  184 
23.  29002  Blaž Novak  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  17 
24.  36356  PhD Aljaž Osojnik  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  47 
25.  27759  PhD Panče Panov  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2013 - 2014  155 
26.  35475  PhD Matic Perovšek  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  15 
27.  29539  PhD Vid Podpečan  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  105 
28.  34452  PhD Nikola Simidjievski  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  58 
29.  32908  PhD Ivica Slavkov  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2013  29 
30.  34647  PhD Janez Starc  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  12 
31.  31810  Tadej Štajner  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  21 
32.  34455  PhD Nejc Trdin  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  29 
33.  04586  PhD Tanja Urbančič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  290 
34.  37486  PhD Anita Valmarska  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2014  35 
35.  34262  PhD Anže Vavpetič  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  30 
36.  37487  Katja Zupan  Linguistics  Junior researcher  2014  22 
37.  22279  PhD Bernard Ženko  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  174 
38.  23582  PhD Martin Žnidaršič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  168 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  91,961 
2.  1540  University of Nova Gorica  Nova Gorica  5920884000  14,357 
Abstract
The gap between the amount of data available in digital form and the human capacity to analyse data is increasing in all fields of human activity. Data can come in many forms, from well-structured, such as relational databases, to free text stored on different media and in different languages. Human decision-making has also become more challenging, given the increased amount of information, and the increased number of options available in every decision-making situation. The research program "Knowledge Technologies" aims to carry out basic and applied research in its main research areas - Intelligent Data Analysis, Decision Support, Knowledge Management and Human Language Technologies - all key technologies for the development of the emerging Knowledge-Based Society. The program will advance the state-of-the-art in the above research areas, by developing new methods, techniques, and tools, and by applying them to important practical problems. Applications of Intelligent Data Analysis and Decision Support will include ecological modelling, medical problem solving and health care, economy and marketing. Research in Knowledge Management will be concerned with the management of Virtual Organizations, with an emphasis on the relation between collaborating businesses and academia. In Human Language Technologies the main goals will be the development of tools and models for processing of Slovene and other languages, the compilation of Slovene and multi-lingual corpora, providing support for translating, language teaching and lexicography, and the production of digital archives and complex digital editions. By means of basic and applied research the Knowledge Technologies program will thus advance the Information Society and its activities, businesses and processes.
Significance for science
Our research in the area of knowledge technologies aimed at research excellence and at setting new research trends in collaboration with partners from the numerous European projects in which we participated. Through research excellence and transfer of scientific results into practice we contributed to Slovene competitiveness in the European and international research arena. We were a key international player in the areas of complex data analysis, big data, text and multi-media analysis. Our key role is exemplified by our successful participation in numerous international projects, including 52 EU projects in the 2009-2014 program funding period, four of which we currently coordinate (FP7 projects MAESTRA, NRG4Cast, TOPOSYS, XLike). We have published papers in journals with the highest impact factors in the field of machine learning, data mining and knowledge management (JMLR, MLJ, DMKD, Knowledge-Based Systems, etc.) and in other top scientific journals (Nature Methods, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS One, etc.) and presented our work at prestigious international conferences (ECML/PKDD, IDA, ICDM, ILP, DS, NIPS, etc.). We were active as chairs of program committees and organizers of numerous international conferences, workshops, tutorials, seminars and summer schools (ECML/PKDD-09, AIME 2011, ILP 2012, ICCC 2014, DS/ALT 2014), as members of editorial boards of scientific journals (MLJ, DAMI, ACM TKDD, AIM, AAI, JMLR, JAIR, AI Com, IJCL, JLRE, EcoMod, EcoInf), conference program committees (ICML, ECML/PKDD, ICDM, ILP, KDD, IDA, ACL, etc.), and gave invited lectures at conferences. We collaborated with distinguished scientific (Stanford, MIT, Tokyo Institute of Technology, etc.) and industrial institutions (Microsoft Research Cambridge, British Telecom, New York Times).
Significance for the country
Through basic research, we directly contributed to the advances in information technologies, needed for the Slovene knowledge-based society. We contributed to advances through continued participation in EU projects, further enabling Slovenian industrial partners to become members of European consortia. Basic research in knowledge technologies has become increasingly important also as a provider of advanced ICT infrastructures to other disciplines, including environment protection, bioinformatics, medicine, health care, economy and management, where we contributed to application development. The second role of the program was indirect, through the impact on socio-economic and cultural development of Slovenia. (a) Complex data analytics, text and multimedia mining methods were used (in continued collaboration with Slovene industrial partners) in practical solutions in the areas of environmental protection, health care, finance, social network and media analysis. (b) By using multiparameter decision support, positive impact on societal and service sectors was achieved via applications in education, health care and investments/projects assessment, leading to greater efficiency and operational transparency of public and governmental institutions. (c) Contribution to Slovene cultural development is based on the fact that the cultural identity of Slovenes is intimately tied to our language. Our language technologies and digital heritage research contributed to the accessibility of written Slovene cultural heritage through open digital editions of historical (for which we were twice granted Google awards) and contemporary Slovene language resources, which are used in teaching of the Slovene language, in lexicography and in the development of modern computational methods for processing of Slovene, thus empowering Slovene to fully function in the information society. The program significantly impacted businesses and education by continued know-how transfer through applied projects and seminars organized by the JSI Center for IT Knowledge Transfer, while distance learning is enabled through our award-winning portal VideoLectures.net, already providing over 16,000 video lectures. We contributed to postgraduate education as professors and supervisors at the Universities of Ljubljana, Maribor, and Nova Gorica and several foreign universities. In 2004 we have founded the Knowledge Technologies module of the ICT postgraduate study program at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, in which we are yearly responsible for six courses and for supervising many PhD/MSc students.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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