The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of about 1050 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.

The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.

The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation – and dissemination – of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence.

The Department for Artificial Intelligence is concerned mainly with research and development in information technologies with emphasis on artificial intelligence. The main research areas are: (a) data analysis with emphasis on text, web and cross-modal data, (b) scalable real-time data analysis, (c) visualization of complex data, (d) semantic technologies, (e) language technologies.

Role in the project

JJozef Stefan Institute brings a strong background in leveraging AI for processing unstructured text. Besides their expertise, Jozef Stefan Institute brings their NLP technology stack and tools (Wikifier, Event Registry, InfoMiner) and will focus on implementing services for extracting structured data from unstructured text and streaming data.
Jozef Stefan Institute is leading the InnoGraph usecase, a comprehensive knowledge graph of the AI and high-tech innovation ecosystems, covering themes such as countries, universities, research groups, papers, startups and other companies, research and engineering topics, job market and investments, github projects and software toolkits, events and news. The created KG will be based on initial data and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) AI Policy Observatory.
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