Vladimir Alexiev

active 3 years, 9 months ago



Vladimir Alexiev



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Short Bio

Ontotext is a leading developer of core semantic technologies, including semantic repository (GraphDB, formerly OWLIM), text analysis and information extraction (KIM) Our Data and Ontology Management group (DOM) specializes in Cultural Heritage.

I have a MS from Technical University Sofia, PhD from the University of Alberta (lived in Canada for 12 years), a PMP certification and 25 years IT experience. I lead Ontotext's DOM group. As implementation lead of ResearchSpace I gained in-depth experience with CH metadata standards (eg LIDO, FRBR, RDA), thesauri (eg VIAF, AAT, TGN, ULAN, GeoNames) metadata schemas (eg EDM, LIDO, EAD, CPF), and ontologies (eg CRM, FRBRoo). We organized the workshop Practical Experiences with CIDOC CRM and its Extensions (CRMEX) as part of TPDL 2013.

Interest in LODLAM

Looking for interesting contacts and collaborations in North America and globally.
Ontotext is strongest in heavy semantic data integration and text analytics, solving difficult system problems.




Semantic Web, Cultural Heritage

Linked Open Data Projects

– UK National Archives: semantic knowledge base of the UK government web archive
– ResearchSpace: web-based collaborative system for art research, based on LOD and CRM. Funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and run by The British Museum
– ConservationSpace: open source system for conservators. Funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and run by the US National Gallery of Art and 7 partner institutions
– Hosting the Europeana EDM data set (SPARQL endpoint)
– EuropeanaCreative: enable reuse of Europeana metadata and content by the creative industries.

– Getty LOD
– Europeana Food and Drink
– European Holocaust Research Infrastructure

Active in:
– DBpedia (data quality, bg.dbpedia.org)
– Wikidata
, Mix-n-match (http://twitter.com/hashtag/coreferencing)


Ontotext Corp