Sep 23–26, 2019
Panos Alexopoulos

Panos Alexopoulos
Head of Ontology, Textkernel BV

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Panos Alexopoulos has been working for more than 12 years at the intersection of data, semantics, language and software, contributing in building semantics-powered systems that deliver value to business and society. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Panos currently works as Head of Ontology at Textkernel, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he leads a team of data professionals (Linguists, Data Scientists and Data Engineers) in developing and delivering a large cross-lingual Knowledge Graph in the HR and Recruitment domain. Prior to Textkernel, he worked at Expert System Iberia (former iSOCO) in Madrid, Spain, as a Semantic Applications Research Manager, and at IMC Technologies in Athens, Greece, as a Semantic Solutions Architect and Ontologist.

Academically, Panos holds a PhD in Knowledge Engineering and Management from National Technical University of Athens, and has published ~60 papers at international conferences, journals and books. He strives though to present his work and experiences in all kinds of venues, trying to bridge the gap between academia and industry so that they can benefit from one another.

Sessions

2:05pm2:45pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3B - Expo Hall
Secondary topics:  Text and Language processing and analysis
Panos Alexopoulos (Textkernel BV)
In an era where discussions among data scientists are monopolized by the latest trends in Machine Learning, the role of Semantics in Data Science is often underplayed. In this talk, I present real-world cases where making fine, seemingly pedantic, distinctions in the meaning of data science tasks and their related data, has helped improve significantly their effectiveness and value. Read more.

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