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Berlin Semantic Web Meetup - Terminology Servers and Knowledge Repositories

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This Berlin Semantic Web Meetup addresses the topic of terminology servers and APIs for (distributed) knowledge repositories and platforms.


17:30-18:00 The GFBio terminology server ( a repository and services for biodiversity related terminological resources by Dr. Naouel Karam, Freie Universität Berlin

18:00-18:30 Utilizing semantic technologies for a CTS2 compliant terminology server ( by Dr. Andreas Billig, Fraunhofer FOKUS

18:30-19:00 Aspect-oriented OntoMaven ( and OMG API4KB ( by Ralph Schäfermeier and Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin

19:00 - 20:00 Get-together

About the Speakers:

Dr. Naouel Karam is a researcher in computer science at the Freie Universität Berlin. She is responsible of the development and maintenance of the terminology server ( of the GFBio project (, a semantic web repository of biodiversity related vocabularies and ontologies. Previously she worked as a researcher at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) on the field of eLearning personalization and as a lead research scientist in the field of internet security on website categorization and filtering. She received her Phd in 2006 on the topic: 'Semantic information retrieval : a Description Logics based approach' at the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France).

Dr. Andreas Billig is a senior researcher at Fraunhofer FOKUS in the E-Health Competence Center and responsible for the development of the terminology server CTS2-LE. His main interests are semantic technologies with the focus on ontology languages, knowledge representation, and information modelling in the context of electronic health. After his Phd in the field of ontology languages and a post-doc visit at the Jönköping University in Sweden [masked]), where he worked on semantic matching of enterprise ontologies, he returned to Fraunhofer and contributed to the interoperability project SEMIC.EU. Afterwards he mainly was responsible for the FOKUS E-Health terminology server ( in the context of electronic health projects.

Dipl. Inf. Ralph Schäfermeier ( is a research assistant at the Corporate Semantic Web group at Freie Universität Berlin and currently working in the BMBF funded project Corporate Smart Content. His research focus is in ontology engineering, especially in aspect-orientied ontology development and generally in ontology modularization and agile ontology development. Ralph’s previous work dealt with automated knowledge acquisition by observing collaborating users.

Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke is head of the Corporate Semantic Web group (AG-CSW) ( at the institute of computer science at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). He also is director of DANA (Domain-specific Big Data and Analytics) at Fraunhofer FOKUS, director of RuleML Inc., and at the Institut für Angewandte Informatik (InfAI) at University of Leipzig. He is involved in the OMG API4KB ( standardization and leads the OntoMaven open source project which is developed in the BMBF funded projects Corporate Semantic Web ( and Corporate Smart Content (