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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