Academic work

PUBLICATIONS

Ontology-Based Semantic Search Over Linked Satellite, Geospatial, Numeric and Symbolic Data in the Water Management Domain (with Emil Stoyanov, Mihail Kopchev, Hermand Pessek), In: Proceedings of The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week EO Open Science and FutureEO, Frascati, Italy, 2019.
Linked Data Approach to water resources Management of Hydropower Reservoirs (with Emil Stoyanov, Mihail Kopchev, Stefano Natali, Katerina Kuzmanova), In: Proccesings of ISDE’2019 (11th International Symposium of Digital Earth), Florence, Italy, 2019.
An Information System for Monitoring of Hydropower Reservoirs in Bulgaria (with Emil Stoyanov, Martin Petrov) In: Proceedings of Cope4BG, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2018
Linked Data Infrastructure for Monitoring Large Hydropower Reservoirs (with Emil Stoyanov, Martin Petrov) In: Proceedings of The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week EO Open Science and FutureEO, Frascati, Italy, 2018. 
Mapping the Routes of Paisij Hilendarski’s Istorija slavjanobolgarskaja: The Start of the Site “Geography of Letters” (with Margaret Dimitrova) In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Society for the Study of the 18th Century, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2018.
Multilingual Retrieval Interface for Structured Data on the Web (with Dana Dannells, Ramona Enache). In: Proceedings of NLIWod 2014, ISWC’2014, Trento, Italy, 2014.
A Multilingual SPARQL-Based Retrieval Interface for Cultural Heritage Objects (with Dana Dannells, Ramona Enache). In: Poster at ISWC’2014 P&D, Trento, Italy, 2014.
Natural Language Interaction with Semantic Web Knowledge Bases and LOD (with Dana Dannells, Ramona Enache, Maria Mateva, Aarne Ranta). In: Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web, Paul Buitelaar and Philip Cimiano, eds., Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2014.
Bulgariana, the Bulgarian Version of Europeana In: Proceedings of the International Symposium St.St. Cyril and Methodius and the Golden Age, Preslav, November 2013.
Multilingual Access to Cultural Heritage Content on the Semantic Web (with Dana Dannelles, Aarne Ranta, Ramona Enache, Maria Mateva). In Proceedings of LaTeCH (Language Technologies for Cultural Heritage) Workshop at ACL’2013. Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
Bulgariana: A Bulgarian Aggregator to Europeana In: Proceedings of “Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage” (DiPP2012), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, September 2012.
Alignment-based Querying of Linked Open Data (with Amit Krishna Joshi, Prateek Jain, Pascal Hitzler, Pete Z. Yeh, Kunal Verna, Amit P. Sheth) In: Proceedings of Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE) 2012, Rome, Italy, September 2012.
FactForge: Data Service or Diversity through Inferred Knowledge over LOD (with Kiril Simov, Zdravko Tashev, Atanas Kiryakov) In Proceedings of AIMSA’2012 Varna, Bulgaria, September 2012.
FactForge Data Service and the Value of Inference over LOD In: Proceedings of European Data Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2012.
OWLIM Reasoning over FactForge (with Barry Bishop, Atanas Kiryakov, Zdravko Tashev, Kiril Simov) In: Proceedings of OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE’2012), collocated with IJCAR 2012, Manchester, UK, July 2012.
Semi-Automatic Generation of Quizzes and Learning Artifacts from Linked Data (with Guillermo Álvaro Rey, Irene Celino, Panos Alexopoulos, Danica Damljanovic, Ning Li, Vladan Devedzic) In: Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Learning and Education with the Web of Data (Linked Learning 2012), WWW’2012, Lyon, France, April 2012.
Multilingual Online Generaton from Semantic Web Ontologies (with Dana Dannells, Ramona Enache, Milen Chechev)In: Proceedings of WWW’2012, Lyon, France, April 2012.
Creation and Integration of Reference Ontologies for Efficient LOD Management (with Atanas Kiryakov, Maurice Grinberg, Michael K. Bergman, Frederik Giasson, Kiril Simov) In: Semi-Automatic Ontology Development: Processes and Resources, IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA, 2012.
An Infrastructure for Integrating and Accessing Museum Linked Data (with Dana Dannells, Ramona Enache, Milen Chechev) In: Proceedings of Workshop Language Technologies for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage, RANLP’2011, Hissar, Bulgaria, September 2011.
Reason-able View of Linked Data for Cultural Heritage (with Dana Dannells) In: Proceedings of S3T’2011, Burgas, Bulgaria, September 2011, pp. ,Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, ISSN: 1867-5662, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011.
D 4.2 Data Modela and Alignment MOLTO FP7-ICT-247914, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2011.
Contextual Ontology Alignment of LOD with an Upper Ontology: A Case Study with Proton (with Prateek Jain, Peter Z. Yeh, Kunal Verma, Reymonrod G.,Vasquez Pascal Hitzler and Amit P. Sheth) In: Proceedings of 8th ESWC, Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, Greece, May 2011.
Ontological Support for Creative Writing (with Darina Dicheva, Christo Dichev) In: Proceedings of 24th FLAIRS Conference, Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, Palm Beach, Florida, May 2011
Storing The Semantic Web : Repositories (with Atanas Kiryakov) In: Semantic Web Handbook, pp. , Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011.
D1.2.1 Initial Data Integration (with Maurice Grinberg and Atanas Kiryakov). RENDER FP7-ICT-2009-5, Contract no.: 257790, Sofia, Bulgaria, January 2011(www.render-project.eu).
Mapping the Central LOD Ontologies to PROTON Upper-Level Ontology (with Atanas Kiryakov, Kiril Simov and Svetoslav Petrov) In Proceedings of – Ontology Matching workshop, International Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai, China, November 2010.
Query-Based Summarization: a Survey (with Ivan Koychev) In Proceedings of S3T’2010, Varna, Bulgaria, September, 2010, pp. 142-147, Demetra, Sofia, 2010.
Mapping Data Driven Ontology and Upper Ontology (with Kiril Simov, Svetoslav Petrov) In Proceedings of AIMSA’2010, Varna, Bulgaria, September, 2010, pp. , LNAI Series, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2010.
D.4.1 Requirement Analysis for Semantic Annotation of TV Content (with Marie-Lore Mevel, Luca Vignaroli, Fulvio Negro, Martin Riethmayer, Rico Zimmermann, Guus Schreiber, Ronald Siebes, Roberto Del Pero, Roberto Borgotallo), NoTube FP7 – 231761, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2009.
D.4.1 Requirement Analysis for Semantic Annotation of TV Content (with Marie-Lore Mevel), NoTube FP7 – 231761, Sofia, Bulgaria, April 2009.
The Aspectual Type BEGIN (with Sabine Bergler) In: Proceedings of TALN’2000, Lauzanne, Suisse, October 2000.
Semantic Representation and Construction of the Cross-categorial Language Phenomenon Aspect Accepted as alternate paper at CNLS’2000, Paris, France, May 2000.
The Notion of Aspect and the Bulgarian Wid Within Discourse Representation Theory In: Papers from Third Conference on Formal Approaches to South Slavic and Balkan Languages. Plovdiv, September 1999. Working Papers in Linguistics No 34, University of Trondheim, Mila Dimitrova-Vylchanova, Iliyana Krapova, Lars Hellan eds., pp.262-275, Dragvoll, Norway, 2000. (postscript, 13 pages)
BOOK:
Tense and Aspect in DiscourseA Study of the Interraction between aspect, discourse relations and temporal reference within Discourse Representation Theory with special attention to Bulgarian ISBN 954 9908 011. FDC Publishing Agency, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1999.
Performance Support System for Child Protective Services. Part Assessment InfoReport, Youth-Protection Centers and Sogique, Quebec, Canada, March 1999. (available upon request, in English or in French)
Inference between Aspectual Verbs and Events (with Sabine Bergler) In Proceeedings of ESSLLI’98 Workshop: Lexical Semantics in Context. Saarbruecken, Germany, August 1998.
Tense and Aspect in Discourse (A Study of the Interraction between aspect, discourse relations and temporal reference within Discourse Representation Theory with special attention to Bulgarian.) PhD Dissertation. Institute for Computational Linguistics. University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. July, 1998.
Nancy TEI Workshop Report on an Interractive Query System of the TELRI Resources In TELRI Newsletter No.4. Manheim, Germany, October 1996. TELRI Event – Nancy TEI Workshop
Adverbs in the Transfer Module of MDS Report 100, BMBF, December, 1995. (postscript, 30 pages)
The Transfer of Adverbs and Adjectives In: The MDS-Handbook in the Verbmobil Demonstrator, (Chapter 2), Report 147, BMBF, August, 1995. (postscript, 133 pages)
Statistically Based Automatic Part of Speech Tagging of French Texts (with Achim Stein) In: Techn.Rep. of “Tools for Text-Corpora”,IMS, UNI-Stuttgart, 1994.
Aspect and Discourse Relations In: Proceedings of CONSOLE II, Tuebingen, December, 1993.
The Long Journey from the Real Core to the Real Size of Large LDBs (with Elena Paskaleva, Kiril Simov, Milena Slavcheva) In: Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge from Text. Proceedings of a Workshop, Sponsored by the SIGLEX of the ACL, 31 ACL, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June, 1993.
Morpho-Assistant – a Knowledge Based System for Bulgarian Morphology (with K.Simov, E.Paskaleva, M. Slavcheva) In: DEMO Proceedings of ANLP Conference,Trento, 1992.
Creation de bases de donnees lexicales et textuelles du domaine de la bourse In: Systemes boursiers et marches financiers : 7 projets d’etude, INaLCO, CRIM, Paris, 1991.

TEACHING

Semantic Web
Summer’2014, Spring’2015, Spring’2016, Spring’2017, Spring’2018,
Spring’2019
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, at Sofia State University St
Kliment of Ohrid, Sofia, Bulgaria

Semantic Web
Winter’2009, Winter’2010, Winter’2011, Winter’2012, Winter’2013,
Winter’2014, Winter’2015, Winter’2016, Winter’2017, Winter’2018,
Winter’2019
Compuiter Science Department, at New Bulgarian University, Sofia,
Bulgaria.

Multimedia
Spring’2011, Spring’2012, Spring’2013
Compuiter Science Department, at New Bulgarian University, Sofia,
Bulgaria.

Artificial Intelligence
teaching assistant
Winter’1998, Fall’1998, Summer’1999, Summer’2000,
Computer Science Department at Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.

Theoretical Computer Science
Fall’1999,
Computer Science Department at Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.

Introduction to Expert Systems
Winter’2000,
Computer Science Department at Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.

Computer Science Project I
Winter’2000,
Supervision of one group project on Web-Based Online Shopping
Computer Science Department at Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.

Discourse
Spring’1997,
Language Technology Program (STP) ,
Linguistics Department , University of Uppsala , Uppsala, Sweden.

Computational Discourse
Spring’1997,
Language Technology Program (STP) ,
Linguistics Department , University of Uppsala , Uppsala, Sweden.

Computational Semantics
Spring’1997,
Language Technology Program (STP) ,
Linguistics Department , University of Uppsala , Uppsala, Sweden.

MEMBERSHIPS (current and former) :

  • ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinerie)
  • AAAI (American Association of Artificial Intelligence)
  • IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • LT-Innovate
  • BDVA (Big Data Value Association)
  • Europeana Network

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Semantic information infrastructures and their value to data intensive services. Women in Data Science conference at Alan Turing Institute, London, Link to the presentation, April 6th, 2018

Bulgariana in the context of Europeana, presentation at the Workshop Modern Digital Technologies for Museum Applications at the National History Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, November 2014.

Mozaika, The Humanizing Technologies Lab, selected presentation for the Best in LT challenge at LT Innovate Summit, Brussels, Belgium, June 2014.

Bulgariana, the Bulgarian Version of Europeana, International symposion St.St.Cyril and Methodius and he Golden Age, Preslav, November 2013.

The Road towards a Bulgarian National Aggregator to Europeana, The Transformations of the B-Space. Celebration of 135 Anniversary of Varna Regional Library, Varna, Bulgaria, March 2013.

FactForge Data Service and the Value of Inference over LOD, European Data Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2012.

Ontologies, Semantic Technologies Seminar, Computer Science Department, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, April 2010.

Language Processing in Content Management, RALI Seminar, Computer Science Department, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, April 2007.

Linguistic Modules of VerbMobil Phase 1 – Semantic Construction and Transfert, RALI Seminar, Computer Science Department, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, June 2000.

VerbMobil Phase I, Speech Research Group, Nortel Networks, Montreal, Canada, November 1997.

PARTICIPATION IN RECENT CONFERENCES

RANLP’2015, Hissar, Bulgaria, 2015
WWW’2015, Florence, Italy, 2015
ISWC’2014, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2014
ACL’2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013
Europeana AGM 2012, Berlin, Germany, 2012
DiPP 2012, Veliko Tyrnovo, Bulgaria, 2012
AIMSA 2012, Zlatni Pjasyci, Bylgaria, 2012
Europeana Plenary 2012 Leuven, Belgium, June 2012
EDF’2012 Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2012
ESWC’2011, Heraklion, Crete, June, 2011.
ISWC’2010, Shanghai, China, November, 2010.
S3T’2010, Varna, Bulgaria, September, 2010.
AIMSA’2010, Varna, Bulgaria, September, 2010.
Dynamic Logic Workshop, Montreal, Canada, June 2007.
AI/GI/CRV/IS’2007, Montreal, Canada, May 2007.
… Artificial Intelligence
… Graphics Interface
… Computer & Robotic Vision
… Intelligent Systems
AI 2008, Montreal, Canada, May 2008.
Member of Program Committee.

CONSULTING

July-August 2007 McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine – Synopsis for Project: Indexing MEDLINE with PICO Evidence-Based Medicine Elements

November 2010 Moodle, Center for Educational Initiatives – , Sofia, Bulgaria

REVIEWER FOR

  • ComputingReviews.com
  • IEEE
  • Knowledge Systems, Elsevier
  • Semantic Web Journal

STUDENT WORK
Spring 2013 – Multimedia project – selected student work
Student Work – About Walk2Help
Student Work – About Crysis 3
Student Work – A tutorial for a Web-based scheduler
Student Work – About Lifeproof for smart phones
Student Work – About Diabolo
Student Work – A point of view about contemporary Bulgaria
Student Work – Part of Bulgaria

Spring 2012 – Multimedia project – selected student work
Student Work – Facebook vs. Face 2 Face
Student Work – Office design
Student Work – Energy Saving Light Bulb
Student Work – Think about the Earth
Student Work – Activists
Student Work – Choose NBU
Student Work – Tourist Agency – 2
Student Work – Tourist Agency – 1
Student Work – 3D lesson on the Solar System
Student Work – 3D Video Gane Trailer
Student Work – Treasures of North Bulgaria
Student Work – Trailer for SpaceShipz 3D Game

Spring 2011 – Multimedia project – selected student work
Student Work – At the Zoo
Student Work – Nokia N8
Student Work – Bio Products
Student Work – Hotel in Bansko
Student Work – Hitman Game
Student Work – Smart phone feature presentation
Student Work – Onlline store for computers