The Mission: Making computers and the web more intelligent and interoperable!
Our research focus is on machine-processable semantics, i.e., we investigate techniques
- for representing data and knowledge in such a way that machines can "understand" its meaning, and
- develop algorithmic methods for creating intelligent applications based on such representations.
This focus is related to many fields of computer science, such as artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering, semantic web and web services, natural language processing, and information retrieval.
The range of application fields of our research are many, including areas such as engineering, telecommunications, medicine, biology, and recently especially Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities. Our major mission is to build a shared, open, sustainable semantic web infrastructure in Finland, interlinked with international standards and resources, and to test and demonstrate its usability in applications.
For more ininformation about our current activities, see:
- Linked Open Data Infrastructure for Digital Humanities in Finland (LODI4DH)
- Sampo Model and Series of Semantic Portals