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Andrés García-Silva


Office 3204 - Facultad de Informática
Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, España

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Andrés García-Silva is a postdoctoral researcher at Ontology Engineering Group of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He received his PhD and Master degrees in artificial intelligence from the UPM in 2013 and 2008 respectively.

His research interest is focused on the Semantic Web, Social Networks and Content Analytics using techniques from research areas such as natural language processing, information retrieval, and ontologies. He has participated in research projects funded by the European Commission and the Spanish government, and has extensive experience in software development projects within the domains of utilities, telecommunications, and business to business e-commerce.

The Spanish ministry of education and science granted him a 4 year scholarship for carrying out his PhD studies, and the UPM and Santander Bank granted him a scholarship for his master studies. He has been a visiting researcher at University of Sourthern California, Free University of Berlin, and Southampton University. Finally, he has published in international conferences and journals and regularly reviews papers for workshops, conferences, and journals. 


In the context of his research lines, nowadays he is participating in the following research projects:

  • GeoBuddies. Anotación semántica colaborativa con dispositivos móviles en el Camino de Santiago (TSI2007-65677-C02-01)
  • España Virtual (ALT0317)

He has also participated in the following projects, some of which have had a large impact in the aforementioned research areas:


His most relevant publications (books, chapters, articles, etc):

  • Semantic Characterization of Tweets Using Topic Models: A Use Case in the Entertainment Domain. García-Silva, Andrés, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel and Oscar Corcho.  IJSWIS 9.3 (2013): 1-13. Web.
  • Enabling Folksonomies for Knowledge Extraction: A Semantic Grounding Approach. Andrés García-Silva, Iván Cantador, Óscar Corcho. Int. J. Semantic Web Inf. Syst. 8(3): 24-41 (2012)
  • Review of the state of the art: discovering and associating semantics to tags in folksonomies. Andrés García-Silva, Óscar Corcho, Harith Alani, Asunción Gómez-Pérez. Knowledge Eng. Review 27(1): 57-85 (2012)
  • Characterising Emergent Semantics in Twitter Lists. Andrés García-Silva, Jeon-Hyung Kang, Kristina Lerman, Óscar Corcho. ESWC 2012: 530-544
  • DBpedia spotlight: shedding light on the web of documents. Pablo N. Mendes, Max Jakob, Andrés García-Silva, Christian Bizer. I-SEMANTICS 2011: 1-8

A complete list of publications can be found here.



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