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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   
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
complex and big data analytics; data and text mining; multimedia, cross-lingual, multilingual and multi-modal data analysis; stream analysis; computational creativity; scientific discovery; decision support; language technologies; digital humanities
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (51)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  37652  PhD Darko Aleksovski  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2016 - 2017  21 
2.  02749  PhD Marko Bohanec  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  641 
3.  36220  PhD Martin Breskvar  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  36 
4.  05806  PhD Bojan Cestnik  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  198 
5.  29890  PhD Darko Cherepnalkoski  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2016  25 
6.  33538  PhD Božidara Cvetković  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  97 
7.  15660  PhD Marko Debeljak  Biology  Researcher  2015 - 2021  313 
8.  11130  PhD Sašo Džeroski  Computer science and informatics  Head  2015 - 2021  1,205 
9.  05023  PhD Tomaž Erjavec  Linguistics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  646 
10.  28015  PhD Blaž Fortuna  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2016  153 
11.  28806  PhD Miha Grčar  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  2016 - 2017  85 
12.  17137  Marko Grobelnik  Computer science and informatics  Technical associate  2015 - 2021  440 
13.  32282  PhD Aneta Ivanovska  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  125 
14.  53454  Jakob Jelenčič  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2019 - 2021  10 
15.  32152  PhD Matjaž Juršič  Computer science and informatics  Beginner researcher  2015  27 
16.  31050  PhD Dragi Kocev  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  204 
17.  54694  Enja Kokalj  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2020 - 2021  11 
18.  53530  Ana Kostovska  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2019 - 2021  41 
19.  31885  PhD Aljaž Košmerlj  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2018 - 2021  34 
20.  36355  PhD Jan Kralj  Communications technology  Researcher  2015 - 2021  38 
21.  28291  PhD Petra Kralj Novak  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  130 
22.  39558  PhD Vladimir Kuzmanovski  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2017 - 2021  43 
23.  08949  PhD Nada Lavrač  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  869 
24.  35470  PhD Jurica Levatić  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2017  43 
25.  55188  Katja Meden  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2021  33 
26.  36912  PhD Dragana Miljković  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2020  71 
27.  12570  PhD Dunja Mladenić  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  663 
28.  03323  PhD Igor Mozetič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  184 
29.  29002  Blaž Novak  Computer science and informatics  Technical associate  2015  17 
30.  55795  Nina Omejc  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2021  13 
31.  36356  PhD Aljaž Osojnik  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  47 
32.  27759  PhD Panče Panov  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  155 
33.  35475  PhD Matic Perovšek  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2015 - 2016  15 
34.  38206  PhD Matej Petković  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  66 
35.  29539  PhD Vid Podpečan  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  104 
36.  31844  PhD Senja Pollak  Linguistics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  293 
37.  34452  PhD Nikola Simidjievski  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  58 
38.  32253  PhD Borut Sluban  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2016  41 
39.  37977  PhD Jasmina Smailović  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2017  40 
40.  34647  PhD Janez Starc  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2015 - 2016  12 
41.  39156  PhD Tomaž Stepišnik  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2016 - 2020  28 
42.  52066  PhD Blaž Škrlj  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2018 - 2021  129 
43.  50769  PhD Tadej Škvorc  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2017 - 2021  16 
44.  39597  PhD Jovan Tanevski  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2017 - 2021  33 
45.  34455  PhD Nejc Trdin  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2015  29 
46.  04586  PhD Tanja Urbančič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  290 
47.  37486  PhD Anita Valmarska  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2015 - 2019  35 
48.  34262  PhD Anže Vavpetič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2016  30 
49.  37487  Katja Zupan  Linguistics  Junior researcher  2015 - 2019  22 
50.  22279  PhD Bernard Ženko  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  174 
51.  23582  PhD Martin Žnidaršič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2021  168 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  91,322 
2.  1540  University of Nova Gorica  Nova Gorica  5920884000  14,244 
Abstract
The program proposes the continuation of the successful research program Knowledge Technologies, which was at its start six years ago evaluated by the ARRS funding agency as the best Slovene Computer Science program and recognized as the most successful Slovenian research program in terms of established European research collaborations and funding.   In the last six years we have collaborated in 52 FP7 projects, including our coordination of FP7 projects MAESTRA, NRG4Cast, TOPOSYS and XLike, and recent inclusion in the prestigious FP7 FET Flagship "Human Brain Project". We published numerous research papers in top-ranked journals in the area, and wrote a Springer monograph for which the program group leader received the national Zois recognition award in 2013. In 2011 and 2012, three of our contributions were recognized by the ARRS agency as outstanding Slovenian research achievements. We received the "World Summit Award" for the VideoLectures.net portal, we twice got the "Google Digital Humanities Research Award", and got 5 best conference paper awards. Program group researchers are successful also as supervisors of postgraduate students, as 18 students obtained MSc degrees and 22 students obtained PhD degrees under our supervision in the last six years.    Based on current high-quality research and the fact that the program group has doubled its size in the last ten years, we propose an ambitious Knowledge Technologies research program for the next funding period. We will follow new research trends and - as coordinators of European research projects - create new research areas. Research will be performed along five main research threads: (a) complex data analytics, including scientific and heterogeneous networked data, (b) big data analytics from text, multimedia and other multi-modal data, (c) computational creativity, as a new area of our research, especially in connection with scientific discovery, (d) decision support, including relational modeling and integration with data mining, and (e) language technologies and digital humanities, including machine learning of language structure and development of language resources for Slovene.   As coordinators of European projects we will significantly contribute to research advances in the areas of data mining, text mining, machine translation and multimedia data analysis and co-create yet unexplored research avenues in mining and analysis of (a) heterogeneous and structured data, (b) very complex and big data, (c) high frequency data streams, (d) incompletely or partially labeled data, (e) spatio-temporal and network data, (f) non-homogenous data streams including sensor data, (g) cross-lingual and multi-lingual data, and (h) complex multi-modal data. As partners in three new EU projects we will be able to set new research trends also in the area of computational creativity.
Significance for science
The proposed research in the area of knowledge technologies strives for research excellence and aims at setting new research trends in collaboration with partners from the numerous European projects in which we participate. Through research excellence and transfer of scientific results into practice we will continue to contribute to Slovene competitiveness in the European and international research arena. Our group is already a key international player in the areas of complex data analysis, big data, text and multi-media analysis. These are just some of the more recent research topics of the program, which will be further strengthened in the next program period. 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 and will continue to publish 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 will continue to present our work at prestigious international conferences (ECML/PKDD, IDA, ICDM, ILP, DS, NIPS, etc.). We will continue to be active as organizers and chairs of program committees, continuing our established engagement as organizers of numerous international conferences, workshops, tutorials, seminars and summer schools (ECML/PKDD-09, AIME 2011, ILP 2012, ICCC 2014, DS/ALT 2014), will be active 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.), as well as by giving invited lectures at conferences. We will continue collaborations with distinguished scientific (Stanford, MIT, Tokyo Institute of Technology, etc.) and industrial (Microsoft Research Cambridge, British Telecom, New York Times) institutions.   Given the extensive growth of data and data gathering facilities (environmental sensors, high throughput technologies and social web applications) we will further contribute to the research in complex data analytics and big data analysis, and continue in setting new research trends in text and multi-media mining and other areas of multi-modal data analysis. We will also contribute to the areas of decision support, language technologies and digital humanities and will open up new research directions in the area of computational creativity, e.g., through our participation in three current EU projects. Finally, we envision breakthroughs in the development of service-oriented data-analytic infrastructures, using cloud computing and algorithm parallelization.
Significance for the country
Through basic research, we will directly contribute to the advances in information technologies, needed for the Slovene knowledge-based society. We will contribute 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 will contribute to applications development. Of special importance for existing businesses and as potential for founding new businesses is the development of our open-source programs and platforms, enabling Slovene and European businesses to increase their added-value with minimal added investment. The second role of the program is indirect, through the impact on socio-economic and cultural development of Slovenia. (a) Complex data analytics, text and multimedia mining methods will be 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 will be 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 contributes 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, machine translation, and in the development of modern computational methods for processing of Slovene, thus empowering Slovene to fully function in the information society. The program will significantly impact 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 will further contribute to postgraduate education as professors and supervisors at the University 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 2015, interim report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2015, interim report
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