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Dr Valentina Tamma PhD

Lecturer Computer Science

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    My research interests lie in the area of Ontologies in open and distributed environments, such as Multi-Agent systems, Semantic Web and ubiquitous environments.

    More in particular, I am interested in the use of Artificial Intelligence methods in order to investigate mechanisms for dynamic knowledge evolution and adaptation; i.e. how agents can dynamically establish common grounds for communication, and once they have achieved consensus on the ontology to use how this commitment can cause changes to the agent’s knowledge, and possibly in turn to its beliefs.

    In this context I am investigating Ontology design, ontology management, semantic integration, ontology evolution, and knowledge acquisition.

    Research Grants

    KTP with CSols Ltd

    CSOLS LTD (UK), INNOVATE UK (UK)

    August 2018 - October 2021

    A shared ontology for negotiation protocols.

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    July 2002 - June 2005

    Paving the way for knowledgeable grid services and systems (ONTOGRID).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    September 2004 - August 2007

    Realizing the semantic web (KNOWLEDGE WEB).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    January 2004 - December 2007

    Personalised information platform for life and health services (PIPS).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    January 2004 - June 2008

    Evolutionary ontologies for open agent environments

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    November 2006 - October 2009

    Application service provision of semantic annotation, aggregation, indexing and routing of textual, multimedia, and multilingual web content (ESPERONTO SERVICES).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    September 2002 - February 2005