The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for The Open University to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the OU's very nature: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia. We chose to call this convergence Knowledge Media.


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Shuangyan Liu is a research associate in KMi. She is working on the MK:Smart project ( The overall goal of the MK:Smart project is to establish a datahub for the city of...

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Prashant Khare - Photograph

I am a PhD student at KMi, Open University working under the supervision of Dr. Harith Alani and Dr. Miriam Fernandez. My interests are around mining and understanding what the users talk about over...

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Salatino, A.A. and Motta, E. (2016) Detection of Embryonic Research Topics by Analysing Semantic Topic Networks, Workshop: 2016 WORKSHOP ON "SEMANTICS, ANALYTICS AND VISUALISATION: ENHANCING SCHOLARLY DATA" at 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016), Montreal, Quebec (CA), Springer

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Mikroyannidis, A., Domingue, J., Pareit, D., Gerwen, J., Tranoris, C., Jourjon, G. and Marquez-Barja, J. (2016) Applying a methodology for the design, delivery and evaluation of learning resources for remote experimentation, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Abu Dhabi, UAE, IEEE Education Society Publications

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Mouromtsev, D. and d'Aquin, M. (eds.) (2016) Open Data for Education: Linked, Shared, and Reusable Data for Teaching and Learning Open Data for Education: Linked, Shared, and Reusable Data for Teaching and Learning, Springer

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Future Seminars

 Paul Warren

Insights from psychology and language how theories of human reasoning and human language are relevant to computer science

This event will take place on Wednesday 04 May 2016

Paul Warren

Cognitive psychology and theories of language have had an impact on the development of computer science for many decades.  Early work in cognitive psychology influenced, and was influenced...

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Recent Seminars

Prof Natasa Milic-Frayling
Transparency in Design: How far did we get from WYSIWIG?
This event took place on Friday 22 April 2016


Daniel Kershaw
Language of online Social Networks Detection, Diffusion, Prediction
This event took place on Tuesday 15 March 2016

Dr Jean Martina - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Internet of Things and Security Ceremony
This event took place on Friday 04 March 2016


Tom Crane - Digirati
An introduction to the International Image Interoperability Framework
This event took place on Friday 27 November 2015

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