The CLEOPATRA project (a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network) ran from 1 January 2019 to June 2023. It offered a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training programme, which explored how we can begin to analyse and understand how the major events that influence and shape our lives and societies play out online.
CLEOPATRA concluded with a final public workshop in Hannover. The ESRs presented the results of their research projects, highlighting both their scientific contributions and practical applications. The event was open to community participation and consequently offered the ESRs an excellent opportunity to present their work to the public. It also further strengthened collaboration within the network, which will lead to future collaboration and publication. The keynote was delivered by Dr Thorsten Trippel, Liaison Coordinator of CLARIN-D: the German Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. A concluding business meeting the day after the workshop was an opportunity for the ESRs to present the chapters they are contributing to the monograph that will synthesise the project results, and to peer review each other’s work.
CLEOPATRA was presented at the 33rd Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems, CECIIS2022, Dubrovnik, Croatia. The 33rd CECIIS was held from 21 to 23 September 2022, organized by the Faculty of Organization and Informatics at the University of Zagreb. The CLEOPATRA poster, written by five authors, showcased the latest project developments; and a CLEOPATRA flyer was distributed to conference participants. For more information, see https://ceciis.foi.hr.
The CLEOPATRA ESRs and team attended the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in Crete, 29 May-2 June 2022. The conference was followed by a day of training, with a focus on career paths and professional development.
Congratulations to CLEOPATRA ESR Gabriel Amaral (and his co-authors Alessandro Piscopo, Lucie-Aimée Kaffee, Odinaldo Rodrigues and Elena Simperl) for the award of Best Student Paper at the Wiki Workshop 2022, for his work on ‘Assessing the quality of sources in Wikidata across languages: a hybrid approach‘.
The 3rd International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics, co-located with The WebConf 2022, was held on 25 April 2022. It was an opportunity for the CLEOPATRA ESRs to showcase the work that they have been doing over the past three years of the project, with each of them having the opportunity to present and discuss their research.
The third CLEOPATRA Research and Development week was held on 6-8 December. It was a hybrid event, with some of the Network’s ESRs meeting convening in Zagreb and others joining them online from around Europe. Sessions on the first day considered interactive access to multilingual information and hybrid computation as well as cross-lingual alignment, validation, contextualisation and the Open Exchange Knowledge Graph. The ESRs also received training in how to disseminate their work, including the production of short promotional videos which we will be publishing on this website soon!
The R+D week was followed by a two-day hackathon, which involved independent group work and a final presentation of project challenges and achievements. The ESRs have become expert in hybrid research and working, but it was wonderful for some of them to be able to meet in person in Zagreb.
The Call for Papers for the 3rd International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics is now open (deadline for submissions 3 February 2022). You can find out about the CFP and the workshop, which is co-located with The WebConf 2022, at http://cleopatra-workshop.l3s.uni-hannover.de/index.php/call-for-papers/.
We are delighted to announce that the award for the best paper at our 2nd International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics has gone to Simon Gottschalk, Endri Kacupaj, Sara Abdollahi, Diego Alves, Gabriel Amaral, Elisavet Koutsiana, Tin Kuculo, Daniela Major, Caio Mello, Gullal S. Cheema, Abdul Sittar, Swati, Golsa Tahmasebzadeh and Gaurish Thakkar OEKG: The Open Event Knowledge Graph. Congratulations to the research team!
The Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics, co-located with the 30th The Web Conference (WWW 2021), are now available online. The workshop was due to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 12 April 2021, but was rearranged as an online event as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
You can find links to all of the outputs from the CLEOPATRA project in the Resources section of our website.
Despite the challenges of running an international research project during a period of restricted mobility and access, the CLEOPATRA project team have enjoyed some major successes over the last twelve months. You can read about them on our blog.
A number of videos from the first CLEOPATRA Learning Week have now been published through the VideoLectures.net platform. You can find them all at http://videolectures.net/cleopatra2019/. We plan to add more video content over the lifetime of the project.
Watch the video of Caio Mello and Daniela Major’s short presentation on ‘Tracking and analyzing media events through web archives’, delivered at the international ‘Engaging with web archives: opportunities, challenges and potentialities’ in September 2020. The video is available on the conference’s YouTube channel:
Code connected with the CLEOPATRA Knowledge Processing Pipeline, along with web links and full documentation for demonstrators and individual pipeline components, can be found in GitHub (https://github.com/cleopatra-itn).
This resource will be updated throughout the project.
The Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics,
co-located with the 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020), are now available online. The workshop was due to be held in Heraklion, Crete, on 3 June 2020, but was rearranged as an online event as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The first CLEOPATRA Learning Week was held in Dubrovnik from 6 to 13 September 2019. It was preceded by a public presentation of the project by Prof. Marko Tadić at the Rochester Institute of Technology facilities in the city. The project ESRs learnt about multilingual Natural Language Processing, machine learning, knowledge graphs, semantic technologies, digital humanities methods and social media data analysis.
The project got fully underway with the first meeting of the ESR cohort in Hannover, 15-16 July 2019. Some of the ESRs presented their research topics in a poster session, and the programme of training included copyright and IPR, open access, research data management and research ethics.