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Dr Danica Damljanovic

Head of Language Science, Recordsure

Email: danica.damljanovic at gmail.com
Homepage: www.danicadamljanovic.com

Bio Sketch

Danica Damljanovic received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield in 2011, and B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in informatics and software engineering from the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, FON - School of Business Administration in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Her primary research interests are in the areas of semantic technologies, ontologies, natural language processing, question answering and information retrieval.

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Education

 

Professional experience

Research interests

  • Ontologies, Controlled Languages, Usability of Natural Language Interfaces to Ontologies, Ontology-based E-Tourism Applications, Information Retrieval, Question-Answering systems

Recent publications

  • Damljanovic, D.; Miller, D.; and O'Sullivan, D. In Proceedings of the 3nd International Workshop on Learning and Education with the Web of Data (LiLe2013), co-located with the World Wide Web Conference (WWW2013), page 435-437, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2013.
  •  H. Wang, D. Damljanovic, T. Payne, N. Gibbins, and K. Bontcheva: Transition of Legacy Systems to Semantically Enabled Applications: TAO Method and Tools. Semantic Web Journal, IOS Press, 2011.
  • Available from http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/ 
  • D. Damljanovic, M. Agatonovic, H. Cunningham: FREyA: an Interactive Way of Querying Linked Data using Natural Language. In: Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-1), Collocated with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011). Heraklion, Greece (June 2011) PDF 
  • D. Damljanovic, J. Petrak, M. Lupu, H. Cunningham, M. Carlsson, G. Engstrom, B. Andersson: Random Indexing for Finding Similar Nodes within Large RDF graphs. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Resource Discovery, Collocated with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011). Heraklion, Greece (June 2011) PDF 
  • M. Assel, A. Cheptsov, B. Czink, D. Damljanovic, J. Quesada: MPI Realization of High Performance Search for Querying Large RDF Graphs using Statistical Semantics . In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web, Collocated with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011). Heraklion, Greece (June 2011) PDF 
  • Hai H. Wang, Danica Damljanovic and Jing Sun. Enhanced Semantic Access to Formal Software Models. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, November 16 - 19, 2010, Shanghai, China.
  • D. Damljanovic. Towards portable controlled natural languages for querying ontologies. In Rosner, M., Fuchs, N., eds.: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Controlled Natural Language. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, Marettimo Island, Sicily (September 2010)
  • Y. Zeng, Y. Wang, Z. Huang, D. Damljanovic, N. Zhong, and C. Wang. User Interests: Definition, Vocabulary, and Utilization in Unifying Search and Reasoning. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Active Media Technology, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6335, 98-107, 2010 (to appear).
  • D. Damljanovic, J. Petrak, H. Cunningham: Random Indexing for Searching Large RDF Graphs. In the Proceedings of the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010), Springer Verlag, Heraklion, Greece, May 31-June 3, 2010. Poster session PDF
  • A. Wyner, K. Angelov, G. Barzdins, D. Damljanovic, B. Davis, N. Fuchs, S. Hoefler, K. Jones, K. Kaljurand, T. Kuhn, M. Luts, J. Pool, M. Rosner, R. Schwitter, J. Sowa: On controlled natural languages: Properties and prospects. In N. Fuchs, ed.: Controlled Natural Language. Volume 5972 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg (2010) 281–289 10.1007/978-3-642-14418-9 17.
  • D. Damljanovic, M. Agatonovic, H. Cunningham: Natural Language Interfaces to Ontologies: Combining Syntactic Analysis and Ontology-based Lookup through the User Interaction. In Proceedings of the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010), Springer Verlag, Heraklion, Greece, May 31-June 3, 2010. PDF
  • D. Damljanovic, M. Agatonovic, H. Cunningham: Identification of the Question Focus: Combining Syntactic Analysis and Ontology-based Lookup through the User Interaction. In Proceedings of the 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2010), ELRA 2010, La Valletta, Malta, May 17-23, 2010. PDF
  • Damljanovic, D., Amardeilh, F., Bontcheva, K.: CA Manager Framework: Creating Customised Workflows for Ontology Population and Semantic Annotation. In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (KCAP'09), California, USA, September 1-4, 2009. PDF
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Recent projects

LarKC

LarKC is an EU FP 7 Large-Scale Integrating Project aiming to develop the Large Knowledge Collider (LarKC), a platform for massive distributed incomplete reasoning that will remove the scalability barriers of currently existing reasoning systems for the Semantic Web.

TAO

TAO is about how existing 'legacy' applications can migrate to open, semantic-based Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), via ontologies. This research project has finished in March 2009, and lasted 3 years (European Commission, Framework 6). As a part of the TAO project we have developed a Question-based Interface to Ontologies (QuestIO). It transforms keyword-based queries or full-blown questions into SeRQL and SPARQL queries (click here for short demo about QuestIO, and here for the live presentation on videolectures). 

Travel Guides

Travel Guides, intelligent Web portal in the area of tourism, is the prototype which illustrates how existing mainstream tourism applications can benefit from semantic web technologies, specifically ontologies. To read more about Travel Guides project click here.