Paolo Pareti

Research Fellow at Southampton University

Previously I was a PhD Student at Edinburgh University

I research effective and scalable ways to develop intelligent systems that can process human procedural knowledge, such as policies and instructions. I am interested in approaches that acquire and represent this kind of knowledge in a way that enables automatic reasoning and learning. I address this problem as a whole, from the extraction of meaning from natural language resources, to the coordination of activities in decentralised multi-agent collaborations.

me in NZ... not so long ago

  • 26 June 2018
    Poster presentation at the C-IoT Poster Event (University of Southampton).
  • 24 May 2018
    Co-organised The Intelligent Internet of Things Workshop at the University of Southampton.
  • 10 May 2018
    Awarded funding from the ECS Centre for Internet of Things and Pervasive Systems (C-IoT) Pump Priming Fund 2018.
  • 16 April 2018
    Paper "Vocabulary Alignment for Collaborative Agents: a Study with Real-World Multilingual How-to Instructions" accepted at IJCAI-ECAI-18.
  • 1 November 2017
    Started a postdoc at Southampton University in the ASSET project.
  • 7 October 2017
    Presentation at the ESSENCE International Conference on Computational Approaches to Diversity in Interaction and Meaning, at the Venice International University, Venice, Italy.
  • 21 September 2017
    Presentation at the 2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017) at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
  • 11 September 2017
    Kickoff meeting of the ASSET project at Ozyegin University, Istanbul.
  • 10 August 2017
    I delivered half of a 3-days course in Singapore for the students of the SMU University. This was an intensive introduction to Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.
  • 17 March 2017
    Published the Multilingual Human Activities Dataset, a new version of my instructional dataset with 800K+ instructions across 16 different languages formalised in RDF.
  • 24 October 2016
    Seminar at the National Informatics Institute (NII) in Tokyo titled: "From Human Instructions to Executable Linked Data".
  • 17 October 2016
    Workshop and poster presentation at ISWC 2016.
  • 5 September 2016
    Poster presentation at the 3rd ESSENCE Summer School on Creativity and Evolution.
  • 8 August 2016
    New paper "Distributed Linked Data as a Framework for Human-Machine Collaboration" accepted at the Seventh International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD 2016), co-located with ISWC 2016.
  • 1 August 2016
    Started a Marie Curie fellowship at Taiger (Madrid) with the ESSENCE Network.
  • 1 June 2016
    Paper presentation at the ESWC 2016 conference.
  • 22 April 2016
    The Human Activities Dataset, containing the RDF representation of over 200,000 human activities has been uploaded on Datahub and GitHub.
  • 14 April 2016
    Presentation at the 5th UK Ontology Network Meeting (UKON 2016).
  • 16 December 2015
    Published the PROHOW Linked Data vocabulary to describe know-how and the execution of tasks.
  • 24 August 2015
    Attended the 2nd ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems.
  • 9 July 2015
    Presentation at the 5th Scottish Linked Data Interest Group Workshop (SLiDInG5).
  • 29 June 2015
    Paper presented at the ACM Web Science conference, Oxford (slides).
  • 24 June 2015
    Poster presentation at the SICSA 2015 conference, Glasgow.
  • 21 May 2015
    Presentation at the 3rd International ESSENCE Workshop: Algorithms for Processing Meaning.
  • 28 November 2014
    Pecha Kucha style paper presentation at the 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2014). More information about the conference is in this blog post.
  • 30 October 2014
    The business perspective of the project on enhancing human know-how with Linked Data was presented at the SICSA DEMOfest. The poster used during the presentation is available here.
  • 10 September 2014
    Hosted the 3rd Scottish Linked Data Interest Group workshop in Edinburgh and presented the project on "Integrating Know-How in the Linked Data Cloud" (slides).
  • 7 April 2014
    Paper presented at the 6th Web Intelligence and Communities workshop at WWW 2014.
  • 10 December 2013
    Attended the 6th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences.
  • 13 July 2013
    Presented a poster at the 10th Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web in Cercedilla, Spain.
  • 13 June 2013
    Poster presentation at the SICSA PhD Conference in Stirling won the best poster award on the second day session.

Working Experience

11/2017 - ongoing Research Fellow
Southampton University, UK
01/2012 - 06/2012 Software Engineer
Java, Java EE and Web development
Orion Health, New Zealand

 

Education

09/2012 - 10/2017 PhD in Artificial Intelligence
Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
02/2014 - 08/2014 Research Internship
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
09/201008/2011 MSc in Artificial Intelligence (Distinction)
Specialization in Knowledge Management, Representation and Reasoning
Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
09/2007 - 07/2010 BSc in Computer Science (Hons.)
Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
08/2009 - 06/2010 Erasmus exchange student
Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

 

Summer Schools

09/2016 3rd ESSENCE Summer School on Creativity and Evolution
Como, Italy
08/2015 2nd ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
07/2013 10th Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web
Cercedilla, Spain

 

Teaching Experience

Edinburgh University, United Kingdom

  • MSc supervision (02/2016-08/2016)
  • Informatics Research Proposal, Tutor (01/2015-04/2015) tutorials homepage
  • Semantic Web Systems, Teaching Assistant (11/2014-04/2015 and 11/2015-04/2016)
  • Informatics Research Review, Tutor and Marker (09/2014-01/2015) tutorials homepage
  • Multi-Agent and Semantic Web Systems, Teaching Assistant (09/2013-12/2013)
  • Object-Oriented Programming, Tutor (01/2013-05/2013)
  • Computation and Logic, Tutor (09/2012-12/2012 and 09/2013-12/2013)

Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

  • Object-Oriented Programming, Demonstrator (01/2009-07/2009)

 

Some things I have done/used

Computer science things:

  • Lots of programming in Java and Python, some in C and Prolog
  • Web development: PhP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Ajax...
  • Web crawling
  • Used Virtuoso and MySQL databases
  • Text indexing and search with Apache Lucene
Research things:

Conference Publications

  • Paula Chocron, Paolo Pareti. Vocabulary Alignment for Collaborative Agents: a Study with Real-World Multilingual How-to Instructions. IJCAI-ECAI 2018. ()
    PDF BibTex IJCAI-ECAI 2018
    DOI: 10.24963/ijcai.2018/22

  • Paolo Pareti, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker. Linking Data, Services and Human Know-How. The Semantic Web. Latest Advances and New Domains. ()
    PDF BibTex ESWC 2016
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-34129-3_31

  • Paolo Pareti, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker. A Linked Data Scalability Challenge: Concept Reuse Leads to Semantic Decay. Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference ()
    PDF BibTex Web Science 2015
    DOI: 10.1145/2786451.2786485

  • Paolo Pareti, Benoit Testu, Ryutaro Ichise, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker. Integrating Know-How into the Linked Data Cloud. Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, volume 8876 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ()
    PDF BibTex EKAW 2014
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13704-9_30

Workshop Papers

  • Paolo Pareti. Distributed Linked Data as a Framework for Human-Machine Collaboration. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD). ()
    PDF BibTex COLD 2016

  • Paolo Pareti, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker. A Semantic Web of Know-How: Linked Data for Community-Centric Tasks. Proceedings of the companion publication of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web ()
    PDF BibTex WI&C
    DOI: 10.1145/2567948.2578846

  • Paolo Pareti and Ewan Klein. Learning Vague Concepts for the Semantic Web. The 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), Joint Workshop on Knowledge Evolution and Ontology Dynamics. Bonn, Germany ()
    PDF BibTex evodyn2011

Poster/Demo Papers

  • Paolo Pareti. Human-Machine Collaboration over Linked Data. Poster accepted at the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016), Kobe, Japan, 17-21 October ()
    PDF ISWC 2016

  • Paolo Pareti, Benoit Testu, Ryutaro Ichise, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker. A Linked Data Approach to Know-How. Demonstration and poster presented at the 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2014), Linköping, Sweden, 24-28 November ()
    PDF BibTex EKAW 2014
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17966-7_24

PhD, MSc and BSc  Theses

  • Paolo Pareti. Representation and Execution of Human Know-How on the Web. Edinburgh University, School of Informatics, PhD thesis ().
    PDF BibTex (webpage)

  • Paolo Pareti. Automatic Update of Vague Ontological Concepts. Edinburgh University, School of Informatics, MSc thesis ().
    PDF BibTex (webpage)

  • Paolo Pareti, Mining Unexpected Behaviour from Equipment Measurements. Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology, BSc thesis (). 
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Email: p.pareti @ soton.ac.uk
Twitter: paolo2day
Skype: paolo.pareti7

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