Diego Reforgiato Recupero



STLabers say about him

Diego is a war machine, a real force of nature! He does his job well and quickly and this allows him to devote his free time to his passions: swimming and fishing!
He can not sit still for a second, always ready to give the best of himself in everything he does.

Diego Reforgiato Recupero has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari, Italy since December 2015. He is a programmer, software developer, automation and ICT expert. He holds a double bachelor from the University of Catania in computer science and a doctoral degree from the Department of Computer Science of University of Naples Federico II. He got the National qualification for Computer Science Engineering and he is a Computer Science Engineer. In 2005 he was awarded a 3-year Post Doc fellowship with the University of Maryland where in 2006 he won the Computer World Horizon Award in the USA for the best research project on OASYS, an opinion analysis system that was commercialized by SentiMetrix. In 2008, he won a Marie Curie International Grant that allowed him to come back in Italy and was able to fund a 3 year Post Doc fellowship within the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Science Engineering (DIEEI) at the University of Catania where he won the “Best Researcher Award 2012” for a project about the development of a green router nearing commercialization. In the same year he got to the winning podium of the “Startup Weekend” event held in Catania with a project related the automatic analysis of opinions and was a winner of Telecom Italia Working Capital Award with a grant of 25k euros for the “Green Home Gateway” project. In 2013 he won a Post Doctoral Researcher position within the Semantic Technology Laboratory (STLAB) of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council (CNR) where he worked on Semantic Web and Linked Open Data; he is still an associated researcher at STLAB where he collaborates. He is co-founder of R2M Solution s.r.l. (Italian company), R2M Solution ltd. (UK company), Sentimetrix inc. (US company). He serves on the board of directors for R2M Solution and SentiMetrix. With R2M he won and participates in several FP7 and H2020 ICT projects. He is a patent co-owner in the field of data mining and sentiment analysis (20100023311). He has industrial and consulting experiences in several national and international industries. He has research experience across a wide array of industrial, Italian, FP7 and H2020 research projects most recently in the fields of ICT, energy saving in telecommunication networks, robotics and semantic web.


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    An Algorithm for Fuzzification of WordNets, Supported by a Mathematical Proof, , , , , , , In CoRR, volume abs/2006.04042, .
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    Ontology-Based Knowledge Management for Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Reminiscence Therapy on Social Robots, , , , , , , Chapter in Data Science for Healthcare - Methodologies and Applications, .
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    Frame-Based Detection of Figurative Language in Tweets [Application Notes], , , , , , In IEEE Comput. Intell. Mag., volume 14, .
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    Semantic Role Labeling for Knowledge Graph Extraction from Text, , , , , In CoRR, volume abs/1811.01409, .
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    Semantic Role Labeling for Knowledge Graph Extraction from Text, , , , , In CoRR, volume abs/1811.01409, .
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    MARIO Project: Experimentation in the Hospital Setting, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , In Ambient Assisted Living - Italian Forum 2017, Eighth Italian on Ambient Assisted Living Forum, ForItAAL 2017, 14-15 June, 2017, Genoa, Italy, .
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    Semantic Web Machine Reading with FRED, , , , , , , In Semantic Web, volume 8, .
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    Autonomous Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, , , , , , , In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Application of Semantic Web technologies in Robotics co-located with 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2017), Portoroz, Slovenia, May 29th, 2017., .
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    AMR2FRED, A Tool for Translating Abstract Meaning Representation to Motif-Based Linguistic Knowledge Graphs, , , , In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2017 Satellite Events - ESWC 2017 Satellite Events, Portoro\vz, Slovenia, May 28 - June 1, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, .
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    Frame Embeddings for Event-Based Knowledge Reconciliation, , , , , , In Proceedings of the ISWC 2017 Posters & Demonstrations and Industry Tracks co-located with 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), Vienna, Austria, October 23rd - to - 25th, 2017., .
  • Projects

    Semantic Sicily

    Support the development and strengthening of industrial districts and SMEs groups and implement common services to overcome relational deficit of SMEs


    A single information system for fishery and aquaculture products marketed in the EU


    PiattafoRme cloud Interoperabili per SMArt-government