My main research interests concern data models for semi-structured data and information retrieval methodologies.
My main research interests and contributions are summarized in the presentation entitled: "Methods for accessing permanent information and their evaluation" given in July 2015 at a workshop organized by the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua: download presentation in PDF.
A new line of research I am pursuing regards data citation. More information are available here: Data Citation.
My main research contributions are within the fields of "Information Retrieval Evaluation", "Digital Archives and Libraries" and "Data Models".
A Website dedicated to NESTOR is available: nestor.dei.unipd.it
The MATlab Toolkit for Evaluation of information Retrieval Systems (MATTERS) has been updated with new measures and analysis functions: matters.dei.unipd.it
Grid of points for component-based evaluation in information retrieval (GoP): A GoP is a systematic series of experiments where (ideally) all the combinations of retrieval methods and components are represented. More here: gridofpoints.dei.unipd.it
I've been the organizing chair of the 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval held in Padua from 20 to 23 March 2016: ecir2016.dei.unipd.it
December 2014. The video of the discussion about "Linked Open Data and Digital Libraries" (in Italian) I had with Karen Coyle at AIUCD2014 in Bologna is available on YouTube
Sistema Informativo Archivistico Regionale, Regional Archival Information System (SIAR) Project.
It is a project aimed to develop a distributed Digital Library System (DLS) for describing, managing, accessing and sharing archival resources. SIAR is a joint project with the Italian Veneto Region and the "Sopraintendenza Archivistica per il Veneto" (Archival Regional Board of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage).
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; I'm working on the design and developement of the infrastructure of the SIAR system.
PREFORMA is Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project (Contract n. 258191) co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme..
The main goal of the project is to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats and to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives.
Role: I collaborate in the activities of the WP7 Validation and testing and WP8 Competitive Evaluation and Monitoring of the RTD work. Leader of Task 7.1 and task 8.1.
It aimed at providing a virtual laboratory for conducting participative research and
experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation into the
evaluation and benchmarking of complex multilingual and multimedia
information systems, by facilitating management and offering access,
curation, preservation, re-use, analysis, visualization, and mining of the collected experimental data.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; I worked on the design and developement of the PROMISE evaluation infrastructure.
It was a STREP project co-financed by the European Commission the goal of which is to pioneer the development of the next generation of adaptive systems which will provide new forms of multi-dimensional adaptivity. The main challenge it faces is to instigate, increase and enhance engagement with digital humanities collections. To achieve this, it aims at changing the way cultural artifacts are experienced and contributed to by communities.
Role: Within CULTURA I collaborated in the activities about user requirements analysis for developing models and systems able to manage digital archives of illuminated manuscripts of interest for different domains such as history of art, history of science, botany, astronomy and medicine.