Juniorprof. Dr. Birte Glimm

Since July 2011 I work as a juniorprofessor at the University of Ulm within the Institute of Artificial Intelligence. Before that, I was a research assistant in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, where I worked in the Information Systems Group, mainly on developing algorithms for automated reasoning in expressive Description Logics and on the implementation of the HermiT reasoner.

I did my PhD in Manchester in the Information Management Group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ian Horrocks and Prof. Dr. Uli Sattler and I was honoured with the Best Thesis Award from the School of Computer Science at Manchester University in 2008. From September 2001 until July 2004 I studied Computer Science in the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and I received my bachelor degree with an award for the best degree.

Before studying Computer Science, I worked for 3.5 years in Industry and did another degree in Communication Design.

Research Interests

My main research interests are knowledge representation and reasoning. In particular, I enjoy developing and implementing algorithms and optimisations for reasoning in expressive description logics. I implement the developed techniques in the HermiT reasoner.

Together with my doctoral student Opens internal link in current windowAndreas Steigmiller I develop optimisations for tableau algorithms and novel procedures that combine tableau and saturation-based algorithms. The latter improve the reasoning performance for ontologies that only use a few constructors from more expressive Description Logics. Together with my doctoral student Opens internal link in current windowTrung-Kien Tran I develop a novel abstraction and refinement procedure for reasoning with ontologies that contain a large amount of data. With my doctoral student Opens internal link in current windowKlaus Ulmschneider I work on applying Semantic Web technologies in the context of innovation management. 

I am an editor of the SPARQL 1.1 Entailment Regimes specification, developed within the SPARQL Working Group of the W3C. Entailment regimes extend SPARQL to work with semantics other than simple entailment, e.g., RDF and RDFS semantics and OWL Direct and RDF-Based Semantics. I am also an editor of the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Conformance specification, which describes the conditions that OWL 2 tools must satisfy in order to be conformant with the language specification.

Activities

  • Member of the W3C SPARQL Working Group
  • Editor of SPARQL 1.1 Entailment Regimes
  • Editor of OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Conformance
  • Development of the HermiT OWL reasoner

Projects

Doctoral Students

Organisational Activities

Contact

  • email: Birte.Glimm(at)uni-ulm.de
  • phone: +49 (0)731/50-24125
  • fax:     +49 (0)731/50-24119
  • Postal Address

  • Birte Glimm
  • University of Ulm
  • Institute of Artificial Intelligence
  • D-89069 Ulm
  • Office

  • James-Franck-Ring
  • building O27, level 4
  • room 448

Publications

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Ilianna Kollia and Birte Glimm Person
Optimizing SPARQL Query Answering over OWL Ontologies
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), 48:253-303
September 2013
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Alexey Cheptsov, Axel Tenschert, Paul Schmidt, Birte Glimm Person, Mauricio Matthesius and Thorsten Liebig Person
Introducing a New Scalable Data-as-a-Service Cloud Platform for Enriching Traditional Text Mining Techniques by Integrating Ontology Modelling and Natural Language Processing
In Axel Tenschert and Alexey Cheptsov, editor, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Big Web Data (BigWebData 2013) of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher: Springer,
2013
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Pierre Chaussecourte, Birte Glimm Person, Ian Horrocks, Boris Motik and Laurent Pierre
The Energy Management Adviser at EDF
Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013) Volume 8219 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science , page 49-64.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag,
2013
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Andreas Steigmiller Person, Birte Glimm Person and Thorsten Liebig Person
Nominal Schema Absorption
Proceedings of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013)
Publisher: AAAI Press/The MIT Press,
2013
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Andreas Steigmiller Person, Birte Glimm Person and Thorsten Liebig Person
Extending Absorption to Nominal Schemas
Proceedings of the 26th International Description Logic Workshop (DL 2013)
Publisher: CEUR Workshop Proceedings,
2013
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Birte Glimm Person, Yevgeny Kazakov Person, Ilianna Kollia and Giorgos Stamou Person
Using the TBox to Optimise SPARQL Queries
Proceedings of the 2013 International Description Logic Workshop (DL 2013)
Publisher: CEUR Workshop Proceedings,
2013
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Marvin R.G. Schiller Person and Birte Glimm Person
Towards Explicative Inference for OWL
Proceedings of the 2013 International Description Logic Workshop (DL 2013)
Publisher: CEUR Workshop Proceedings,
2013
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