Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff

Celebrating Science: Wendy Hall at the NPL

Professor Dame Wendy Hall gave a talk entitled “Towards a Smarter Web” as part of the “Celebrating Science” series of lectures at the NPL (National Physical Laboratory). The NPL is the National Measurement Institute for the UK, developing measurement standards and techniques for all areas of business, science and technology.

Nigel Shadbolt interviewed on BBC News about launch of Midata

An interview with Professor Nigel Shadbolt, adviser to the government on the Open Data initiative, on the launch of the Midata scheme, which will allow consumers to have access to personal data held by a range of private sector organisations. 26 companies, including a number of household names such as Google, MasterCard and British Gas, have already signed up to the scheme.

Evaluating Trustworthiness of Web Content using Semantic Web Technologies

Research paper by Pattanaphanchai J., O’Hara K. and Hall W. on a new method for the evaluation of the trustworthiness of Web content which uses Semantic Web technologies. It will be presented at the International Semantic Web Conference from the 23rd to the 27th of October in Bonn, Germany.

A Low-Power, Distributed, Pervasive Healthcare System for Supporting Memory

Research paper in MobileHealth on a new and innovative electronic memory aid by Dirk de Jager, Alex L. Wood, Geoff V. Merrett, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi, Kieron O’Hara, Nigel R. Shadbolt and Wendy Hall.

The paper describes a system which reminds people with memory problems of details and memories of their surroundings in real time. The system is called DejaView and has 3 components: a wearable sensing device, a mobile phone and an Internet service. The wearable sensing device will allow a full day’s operation on a single charge and will also recognise faces and and display the peoples’ names on the mobile phone.