It's a Starting Grants project sponsored by University of Padua and
di Risparmio di Padova e di Rovigo. The project aims to promote the development and evolution of
user-oriented keyword based search systems for structured data by defining and implementing large,
open, public and sustainable evaluation activities. DAKKAR is a joint project with Department of
Engineering "Enzo Ferrari",
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Department of Computer, Control, and Management
Engineering "Antonio Ruberti", Sapienza
University of Rome.
CDC is a Supporting TAlent in ReSearch@University of Padova (STARS Grants). Principal investigator: Gianmaria Silvello.
The computational problem targeted by CDC is to automatically generate complete citations for general queries over evolving data sources represented by diverse data models. The aim of this research program is to design the first well-founded model as well as to develop efficient algorithms and a solid citation system for citing data.
This research program is timely because the paradigm shift towards data-intensive science is happening now and scientific communication must adapt as quickly as possible to the new ways in which science progresses; and, it is ambitious because it shapes a new field in computer science as well as it tackles with a uniform approach a range of computational issues, query languages and data models that have never been treated with a shared vision before.
The broader impact of this research will be on scientists and data centers that curate, elaborate and publish data, on government agencies that direct research investments, and on research performance measures (e.g., the h-index) that will be based also on data and not only on text-based contributions.
It aims at addressing the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term.
The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be
ingested into archives and to develop modular and flexible software tools to this end.
It aims at launching and establishing a cooperative network of researchers, practitioners, and application domain specialists
who work in fields related to semantic data management, the Semantic Web, information retrieval, artificial intelligence,
machine learning and natural language processing, in order to coordinate collaboration among them and
to enable research activity and technology transfer in the area of keyword-based search over structured data sources.
It aims at achieving an evaluation methodology directed at user-oriented interactive evaluation,
a new and tested set of interactive evaluation metrics, infrastructure and test suites based on
these and an ongoing collaborative forum with evaluation cycles with a focus on evaluating
information access systems, as well as producing a European network of new researchers
trained in the improved methodologies.
It aims at delivering innovative adaptive services and an interactive user environment which dynamically tailors
the investigation, comprehension and enrichment of digital humanities artefacts and collections.
Through the provision of such functionality, CULTURA can empower all users to investigate, comprehend
and contribute to digital cultural collections.
It aims at providing a virtual laboratory for conducting participative
research and experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation
into the evaluation and benchmarking of complex multilingual and multimedia information systems,
by facilitating management and offering access, curation, preservation, re-use, analysis,
visualization, and mining of the collected experimental data.
It develops services and components for the Europeana digital library with a special
focus on multilinguality and interoperability.
It aims at delivering the European Digital Library as an operational service and the
community behind it.
It fosters and promotes the experimental evaluation of multilingual information
Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; leader of WP2 about the organization of the CLEF evaluation campaigns and the design and development of the evaluation infrastructure; leader of task 2.4 about the systematic experiments which study the impact of languages over system components and are carried out in Grid@CLEF.
It aims at improving The European Library, which is the access point to 48
national libraries across Europe, and delivers components and additional functionalities
It delivers advanced multimedia (audio, text, images) search capabilities over
It is the European network of excellence on digital libraries. It developed the DELOS
reference model for digital libraries, which provided the foundations for defining what
a digital library is, and delivered the DelosDLMS, the next generation digital library
management systems complying with the reference model.
Sistema Informativo Archivistico Regionale, Regional Archival Information System (SIAR) Project.
It is a project aimed to develop a distributed Digital Library System (DLS) for describing, managing, accessing and sharing archival resources. SIAR is a joint project with the Italian Veneto Region and the "Sopraintendenza Archivistica per il Veneto" (Archival Regional Board of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage).
It is a project aimed at implementing the surveillance of diseases of pets of the Veneto Region.
The project designs and develops a Web-based application for managing and accessing the diagnoses of
transmittable and non-transmittable diseases of dogs and cats made by veterinarians in their practices,
in hospitals, in kennels and catteries.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.
It is a project aimed at carrying out a feasibility study for a search engine in the medical domain.
It is a project of the Veneto Region aimed at designing and developing the portal
to the libraries of the Region, offering advanced services such as annotation or
It is a project of the Direzione Generale Archivi (DGA) of the Ministry of
Cultural Heritage and Activities for the design and development of a national archival
It is a national CNR project to develop methods and components to deliver enhanced
content to the end-users of both digital libraries and the Web.