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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    Identifying motifs for evaluating open knowledge extraction on the Web, , , , , , In Knowl.-Based Syst., volume 108, .
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    Merging open knowledge extracted from text with MERGILO, , , , , , In Knowl.-Based Syst., volume 108, .
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    Towards Interval Version of Fuzzy Synsets, , , , , , , , In Artificial Intelligence Research and Development - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, October 19-21, 2016, .
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    Fuzzy Synsets, and Lexicon-Based Sentiment Analysis, , , , , , In Joint Proceedings of the 2th Workshop on Emotions, Modality, Sentiment Analysis and the Semantic Web and the 1st International Workshop on Extraction and Processing of Rich Semantics from Medical Texts co-located with ESWC 2016, Heraklion, Greece, May 29, 2016., .
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    Adjective Semantics in Open Knowledge Extraction, , , , , In Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, FOIS 2016, Annecy, France, July 6-9, 2016, .
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    An Innovative, Open, Interoperable Citizen Engagement Cloud Platform for Smart Government and Users' Interaction, , , , , , , , , , , , , , In CoRR, volume abs/1605.07343, .
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    ACM: Article Content Miner for Assessing the Quality of Scientific Output, , , , In Semantic Web Challenges - Third SemWebEval Challenge at ESWC 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 - June 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, .
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    Sentilo: Frame-Based Sentiment Analysis, , , , , , In Cognitive Computation, volume 7, .
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    Semantic reconciliation of knowledge extracted from text through a novel machine reader, , , , , , , In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2015, Palisades, NY, USA, October 7-10, 2015, .
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    Extracting knowledge from text using SHELDON, a Semantic Holistic framEwork for LinkeD ONtology data, , , , , , , In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion, WWW 2015, Florence, Italy, May 18-22, 2015 - Companion Volume, .
  • 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