After Prague…May!

Hi! after one month and a half some things have happened…I am going to summarize a bit…writing the “Highlights”!

Reading (pi = persona interest)

Reviewing

Writing

Coding and Tools

  • I have started to design a taxonomy collecting main KPI from the CSMIC initiative and other existing works to create the Cloudindex. Some initial outcomes can be checked here (it is very similar to my work at the Webindex, however the computation process must be added and the URIs are not yet accesible):
  • …I plan to report this on-going work to the CSMIC initiative!
  • I was also testing the IMPALA tool of Cloudera for real time queries.
  • I would like also to emphasize the excellent work of the Media Lab Team at the University of Athens creating the “PublicSpending.net” portal. My contribution has been small but I hope to contribute more in the future.

Teaching

  • During my stay in Spain in the Easter holidays (first week of may) I was invited by Jose Emilio Labra to give some seminars in the Semantic Web Course in the context of the Master of the Web Engineering. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I hope I can repeat. I was presenting part of my PhD and my current research SEERC. I think students were more or less happy with the contents! (My last lecturer had been in January I was a little bit not-trained).
  • Finally I have also collaborated in reviewing and partially supervising a final degree project on sentiment analysis. It has been a great experience!

Other things

In Spain I could meet my family and friends, visit places such as Tazones, go out and, mainly, drink and escanciarSidra Asturiana” and eat in places such as Tierra Astur or Los Lagos…and more things that you should ask me! :)

Interview about the Webindex

Last Tuesday I was interviewed by RPA about the participation of the WESO Research Group in this project. It was my first apparition in the radio and I believe the result was pretty good. You can listen the audio here. Moreover our head Labra was interviewed in other media such as newspaper and other radios and these contents can be accesed via the official communication portal at the University of Oviedo.

On the other hand and following with the Webindex it is my intention to provide data and methods to calculate values using R. I think this is a real way to open and encourage the reutilization of data, at least in statistics.

Finally, I am also involved in my distributed reasoner and preparing some proposals to mix computational linguistics, computational social choice theory, etc. I will update the blog with my outcomes. I also started this week to teach “Software Design” with my colleagues Benjamín López, César Acebal and Raúl Izquierdo, I am very excited with this topic because I love design patterns, software architectures, etc. I hope to do my best!

Keep in touch!

WebIndex Launch

Today it is the official launch of the Web Index. Last months I have collaborated, through my activities in WESO Research Group, with the Web Foundation to promote its statistical data following the Linked Data principles. I think we have published an appropriate version of this data and I hope to continue this fruitful collaboration with my new colleagues in next months.

You can find more information about the Web Index as Linked Data in http://data.webfoundation.org/.

If you have any comment, suggestion, etc. please feel free to contact me at any time,

Best,