This month’s title is a loaded one and for good reason! Here are the details for our first meetup of 2018! We’ve got several great speakers across 2 main talks about the intersections of AI, NLP and Linked Data.

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TALK #1 – KAMEL NEBHI – AIEVE Project
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Title: AIEVE – On the Importance of NLP for Cryptocurrency Forecasting

Summary:
Peculium is the first Crypto-Savings platform that combines traditional savings, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and artificial intelligence. Indeed, Peculium is a platform that makes use of the AIEVE Artificial Intelligence technology to forecast the market price of several cryptocurrencies and giving real-time saving-portfolios advices.

In this context, AIEVE is based on cutting-edge NLP techniques to extract semantic meaning and sentiment from large volumes of unstructured text from multiple sources such as social media or RSS feeds. Finally, all these techniques will help AIEVE to predict the cryptocurrency market with a higher level of accuracy to increase users savings.

Speaker:
Kamel Nebhi is Head of NLP at AIEVE – Peculium, the first company providing an AI powered saving platform over blockchain. He has an experience as a Senior NLP Data Scientist at First Utility developing AI technology to improve the customer experience. Kamel has also worked at Oxford University Press as a Lead Language Technologist for the Oxford English Dictionary project. During his Ph.D at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, he has been working on several topics such as NLP, Machine Learning and Semantic Web.

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TALK #2 – Data team from GeoPhy
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Title: Engineering a Metadata-driven Data Platform at GeoPhy

Summary:
In this talk we will present the GeoPhy Semantic Data Platform, a core part of our infrastructure built with RDF and graph databases. In particular, we want to show how we use graph-based configuration to spawn and deploy software agents for data integration and enrichment.

Dimitris Kontokostas is the co-editor of SHACL (Shapes Constraint Language) which is a topic which has drawn much interest at recent meetup groups.

Speakers: Sander Mulders, CTO at GeoPhy
Dimitris Kontokostas, Senior Data & Knowledge Engineer at GeoPhy
Matt Kohl, Senior Data Engineer at GeoPhy

As usual refreshments & pizza will be available. The venue opens at 6.30pm with talks starting at 7.00pm Best regards,

Connected Data Team

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