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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    Reconciling Event-Based Knowledge Through RDF2VEC, , , , , , In Joint Proceedings of the International Workshops on Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics, and Semantic Statistics co-located with 16th International Semantic Web Conference, HybridSemStats@ISWC 2017, Vienna, Austria October 22nd, 2017, .
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    Frame Semantic Parsing using Framester Knowledge Graphs, , , , , 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., .
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    Producing Linked Data for Smart Cities: The Case of Catania, , , , , , , , In Big Data Research, volume 7, .
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    Event-based knowledge reconciliation using frame embeddings and frame similarity, , , , , , In Knowl.-Based Syst., volume 135, .
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    Framester: A Wide Coverage Linguistic Linked Data Hub, , , , , , In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - 20th International Conference, EKAW 2016, Bologna, Italy, November 19-23, 2016, Proceedings, .
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    From hyperlinks to Semantic Web properties using Open Knowledge Extraction, , , , , , In Semantic Web, volume 7, .
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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., .
  • 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