Annalina Caputo


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Dr. Annalina Caputo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing, Dublin City University and Academic Lead for the MSc in Artificial Intelligence (part-time).
Since January 2022, she is the Assistant Head for Research Management (Research Convenor) for the School of Computing @ DCU.
Annalina is funded investigator in the ADAPT 2 and I-Form centres, where she is conducting research in the area of personalisation applied to access to information and recommender systems.
In the ADAPT 2 centre, Dr Caputo is leading the Proactive Experience & Agency challenge within the  Digitally Enhanced Engagement strand. Dr Caputo's research is in the areas of Natural Language Processing,  Information Access and Retrieval, and Machine Learning.

Previously Annalina was an EDGE COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action research fellow in the ADAPT centre at Trinity College Dublin working on Temporal Aware Personalised Information Retrieval.
As part of the EDGE program, she has collaborated with Ryanair.
Prior this appointment, she was a PostDoc at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, working on intelligent information access and document representation.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university working on Semantics and Information Retrieval.
She has participated in different evaluation campaigns in the areas of Information Retrieval (CLEF 2008-2009, Kaggle Allen AI Science Challenge), Lexical Semantics (SemEval 2012, *SEM 2013, SemEval 2015) and Entity Scoring and Linking (WSDM Cup 2017, NEEL 2015).

Dr Caputo is Guest Editor for KGSR 2021: "Special Issue Knowledge Graphs for Search and Recommendation" on Information (MDPI) and General Co-Chair for ECIR 2023, the 45th European Conference on Information Retrieval.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Dogu, Merve Nur;McCarthy, Eanna;McCann, Ronan;Mahato, Vivek;Caputo, Annalina;Bambach, Markus;Ahad, Inam Ul;Brabazon, Dermot (2022) 'Digitisation of metal AM for part microstructure and property control'. International Journal of Material Forming, 15 (3). [DOI]
2022 Maryam Basereh;Annalina Caputo;Rob Brennan (2022) 'AccTEF: A Transparency and Accountability Evaluation Framework for Ontology-Based Systems'. International Journal Of Semantic Computing, . [DOI]
2019 Gaetano Rossiello and Annalina Caputo and Pierpaolo Basile and Giovanni Semeraro (2019) 'Modeling concepts and their relationships for corpus-based query auto-completion'. 9 (1):212-225. [Link] [DOI]
2017 Pierpaolo Basile and Annalina Caputo and Marco Di Ciano and Gaetano Grasso and Gaetano Rossiello and Giovanni Semeraro (2017) 'SEPIR: a semantic and personalised information retrieval tool for the public administration based on distributional semantics'. 9 (1--2):132-155. [Link]
2017 Esraa Ali and Annalina Caputo and S\'eamus Lawless (2017) 'Triple Scoring Using Paragraph Vector - The Gailan Triple Scorer at WSDM Cup 2017'. abs/1712.08360 . [Link]
2017 Basile, Pierpaolo and Caputo, Annalina (2017) 'Entity linking for tweets'. 01 (01). [Link] [DOI]
2016 Fedelucio Narducci and Pierpaolo Basile and Cataldo Musto and Pasquale Lops and Annalina Caputo and Marco de Gemmis and Leo Iaquinta and Giovanni Semeraro (2016) 'Concept-based item representations for a cross-lingual content-based recommendation process'. 374 :15-31. [Link]
2016 Pierpaolo Basile and Annalina Caputo and Giovanni Semeraro (2016) 'Entity Linking for the Semantic Annotation of Italian Tweets'. 2 (1):87-99.
2015 Pierpaolo Basile and Annalina Caputo and Giovanni Semeraro (2015) 'Temporal Random Indexing: A System for Analysing Word Meaning over Time'. 1 (1):55-68.
2008 Pierapolo Basile and Annalina Caputo and Marco de Gemmis and Anna Lisa Gentile and Pasquale Lops and Giovanni Semeraro (2008) 'Improving Ranked Keyword Search with SENSE: SEmantic N-levels Search Engine'. 5 :39-45.
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Journal Role
Information (MDPI) Editor

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
2020 Consultancy Informatica Target Project through ADAPT

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
EI Travel Grant DCU PI 19/09/2019 20/09/2019
AURA (Archives in the UK/ Republic of Ireland and AI): Bringing together Digital Humanists, Computer Scientists and stakeholders to unlock cultural assets. DCU PI 01/08/2020 01/07/2021

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2020 Web Design and Implementation CA669A
2022 Knowledge Representation & S R Learning NUIG CA6007I
2022 Tools & Tech for Large Scale Data Analyt-NUIG CA6008I
2022 Mechanics of Search CA6005I
2022 Web Design and Implementation CA669
2022 Professional Practice for Enterprise Comp. CA279
2022 Reinforcement Learn & MultiAgent Systm (NUIG) CA6006I
2022 Programming Fundamentals II CA277