KnowledgE ENgineering team

Funded projects - Recent highlights - Members and collaborators

The aim of the team's activities is to contribute computing theory, methods, and techniques to the knowledge society.
The scope of the KEEN team is knowledge engineering in its broad sense. This includes ontology engineering, the Semantic Web, intelligent (logic-based, ontology-driven) conceptual modelling, and natural language generation.

Funded research projects

  1. ARISTOTELES: Methodology and algorithms for automatic revision of ontologies in task based scenarios. Funded by the Polish National Science Center (2015-2018) and spearheaded by Agnieszka Lawrynowicz.
  2. Other funding from: HPI Research School in Computer Science for Africa (CS4A) at UCT, NRF incentive funding, ULPDO@UKZN.
  3. Completed projects:
    • Medical Machine Translation, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, UK. Funded by the EPSRC, UK (2017-2018).
    • GeNi: A Grammar Engine for Nguni natural language Interfaces. Funded by the NRF (2015-2017).
    • Foundations for Nguni natural language generation systems. UCT Science Faculty Launching grant (2014-2017).

Recent highlights

For a full list of papers and related outputs, click here.

Members and collaborators

Maria Keet

Postgraduate students
BSc(honours) students
Scientific programmers and Research Assistants