I (ORCiD: 0000-0003-0530-4305) hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna, where I teach Basic Informatics (Bachelor’s degree in Humanities), Computational Thinking and Programming, Data Science and Open Science (Master’s degree in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge).
I am an expert in document markup and semantic descriptions of bibliographic entities using OWL ontologies. I am one of the main developers of the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing, http://www.sparontologies.net) Ontologies, Director (with David Shotton) of OpenCitations (http://opencitations.net/), and founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC, https://i4oc.org) and the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA, https://i4oa.org).
My work on Semantic Publishing topics has been published by Springer in a book entitled Semantic Web Technologies and Legal Scholarly Publishing. I count several publications international journals – including Semantic Web, Web Semantics, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, PeerJ Computer Science, and Scientometrics – and presentations in important international conferences.
I am an Editorial Board member of Journal of Documentation, Data Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Frontiers in Research Metrics & Analytics, and Research Ideas and Outcomes, and I have been in the Program Committee and in the Organising Committee of the most important international conferences and workshops related to Web and Semantic Web technologies. I am director of the Research Centre for Open Scholarly Metadata (https://openscholarlymetadata.org/), member of the Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre (/DH.arc, http://dharc.unibo.it/), part of the Advisory Board of DBLP and Qeios, Ambassador of Figshare, PeerJ and Publish Your Reviews, and member of the Association for Computing Machinery, of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, and of the Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale.
Among my research interests are Semantic Web technologies, markup languages for complex documents, design patterns for digital documents and ontology modelling, and automatic processes of analysis and segmentation of documents. My works concern theoretical studies and technical implementation of tools to foster semantic interoperability of Open Science services and infrastructures, the empirical analysis of the nature of scholarly citations, bibliometrics and scientometrics studies, visualisation and browsing interfaces for semantic data, and the development of ontologies to manage, integrate and query bibliographic information.
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Broadening the use of Semantic Web data through interfaces
Any strategy that guarantees the broad adoption of Semantic Web technologies must address the need for improved human interaction with semantic models and data. While research has been undertaken...
Open citations in Informatics
In this talk, I introduce the concept of open citations and how it is strongly tied with that of the Web by presenting the main historical milestones – in terms of standards, guidelines, and...
Semantic Publishing: scholarly publishing within the Semantic Web era
The scholarly communication domain has been involved in several revolutions concerning how scientific knowledge has been shared in the past 300 years. Gutenberg's introduction of the print and...
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