Mariana Damova

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Mariana Damova


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Short Bio

Dr. Mariana Damova is the CEO of Mozaika, a company providing research and solutions in the field of data science, reasoning with natural language semantics, and natural human computer interfaces, creativity enhancing applications, and research infrastructures for the humanities. Previously, she was a Business development Manager and a Knowledge Management Expert specializing in ontology engineering and linked data management at Ontotext. She was instrumental in the successful winning and knowledge modelling of large data integration and management projects such as the Semantic Knowledge Base for The National Archive of the United Kingdom and Research Space for the British Museum, as well as European FP7 projects such as Europeana Creative and Multisensor. Her work focuses on the design and development of data integration infrastructures which allow efficient querying, access and navigation over linked data. She has managed the building of the official experimental Europeana SPARQL endpoint holding Europeana semantic data. Mariana holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart and teaches semantic technologies and multimedia at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. She regularly reviews books and articles for ACM and has authored books and scientific articles in linguistics and semantic technologies. She has successfully lead international interdisciplinary teams and projects carrying technological risks, driven and managed change in engineering and operational contexts in North America and in Europe, and acquired the ability to leverage marketing requirements with knowledge intense technological solutions.

Interest in LODLAM

I have been working on linked data management in large datasets for several years now. One of the subject domains that my research and development covers is the creation of data infrastructures for cultural heritage based on linked data principles. I would like to participate in discussions about modelling and methods of efficient identifying and interlinking of data about the same subject that can be found in Museums, Archives, Libraries, and publishing them as linked data, while providing pleasing and clear ways of visualizing them for the end user.





Linked Open Data Projects

I have been one of the founders of Bulgariana, a service and a portal, intended to be the Bulgarian partner of Europeana, where we create collections of cultural heritage, and give the possibility to memory institutions to publish their content (, We also aggregate these data to Europeana, and provide them in a semantic format. I am currently involved in the representation and publishing of 3D laser scanned orthodox temples and other buildings from Sofia, Bulgaria, or related to Bulgaria in Web 3.0 format, and in the preparation of the publishing of Old-Bulgarian manuscripts from the Repertorium in Web 3.0 format, using the DM2E model.