Jon Atle Gulla is the
co-leader of the Web
Intelligence and Semantics laboratory (WIS-Lab) at NTNU. The
lab, which combines research from the Data and Information Management group
and the Information Systems group, addresses important topics in databases,
information retrieval, text mining and the Semantic Web.
Gulla’s research focus
is on semantic enterprise technologies
and enterprise engineering. He has a multi-disciplinary approach and
works in close collaboration with industry. His research includes intelligent text
mining and information retrieval, ontologies and enterprise models,
enterprise architectures and systems, and the Semantic Web. His group develops innovative methods
and tools for ontology engineering and ontology-driven semantic applications.
An important part of his research is the evaluation of ontologies and their
applications, as well as of business processes supported by enterprise
Ubiquitous service composition for all users (UbiCompForAll): 2008-2012
StorIKT project funded by the Research Council of Norway. Consortium led by
Sintef. One PhD student and two post docs. Total budget of approx. 3.4M Euro.
The objective is to provide technologies that enable end-users to compose
service behaviors in ubiquitous service environments. The project will provide semantic
graphical composition tools for end-users and service execution platforms.
Disruptions (iAD): 2006-2014
Center for research-based innovation (SFI) party financed by the Research
Council of Norway and led by Fast Search & Transfer. Total budget of approx. NOK 240
The objective is to to provide next
generation schema agnostic indexing services by fusing structured,
unstructured and multimedia content in precision, analytics and scale
optimized information access services
Funded by Deutsche Telekom with a total budget of approx. 300K Euro. Gulla
was part of the management team and coordinator for NTNU’s
SmartSearch’s objectives were to develop an ontology learning workbench
for semi-structured movie-related documents and add semantic navigation to
Deutsche Telekom’s movie download service.
Management over Decades (LongRec): 2007-2010.
Funding 3 PhD students and one post doc under the VERDIKT program. Total
budget of approx. 2.1M Euro. Consortium led by Det Norske Veritas.
The primary objective of the LongRec project is the persistent, reliable and
trustworthy long-term archival of digital information records with
emphasis on availability and use of the information. Ontologies are used for harmonizing
data as terminologies evolve over time.
Mining of Indepedent Document Repositories (COMIDOR): 2007-2011
Funding two PhD students and two postdocs under the VERDIKT program. Total
budget of approx. 1.1M Euro. Gulla is part of project management team and
supervising one PhD student and one postdoc.
COMIDOR’s objective is to develop new approaches to complex text mining
tasks that make use of documents
that for various reasons cannot be merged before the analysis takes place.
Semantic Access in Situated Operations (IS_A) 2007-2011
Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Statoil, Selvaag Bluethink and
Computas under the VERDIKT program with a total budget of NOK 3.8 million.
The main objective is to enable organizations in the petroleum and
construction business to run their knowledge-intensive geographically
dispersed operations more efficiently by providing a semantic integrated
framework for situated multi-modal knowledge access. The project investigates ways of
extending Semantic Web technologies to model the users’ entire mobile
work context, including his work process and spatio-temporal
Jon Atle Gulla is the project leader and the supervisor of one PhD student
and one post doc.
Support for Computational Science Applications (DASCOSA): 2007-2010
Funding one PhD student and one postdoc under the eVITA program of the
Norwegian Research Council. Budget of approx. 400K Euro.
This project uses the peer-to-peer paradigm to develop a Grid DBMS infrastructure
for eScience solutions. Jon Atle Gulla is a member of the project management
Operations Center (IO center) 2006-2014
Full name: Center for e-field and
integrated operations for the petroleum industry
Center for research-based innovation financed by the Research Council of
Norway, the petroleum industry, SINTEF; IFE, and NTNU with a total budget of
NOK 40 million.
The objective is to develop new knowledge, methods, tools and educational
programs to promote a leap in next generation integrated operations solutions
for the upstream petroleum activities.
This shall lead to improved overall efficiency, better safety and
enhanced environmental standards.
The IO center shall be a key contributor to the value creation on the
Norwegian Continental Shelf and to the international operations of the
industrial partners. The center
has separate programs for drilling and well construction, reservoir
management and production optimization, operations and maintenance, and
integration across disciplines.
Semantic web technologies and ontologies form the core technologies
for integration and interoperability issues.
Full name: Integrated Information Platform for Reservoir and Subsea Production
Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (PETROMAX program). Reference no.
163457/S30. Partners: Det Norske
Veritas, Statoil, Norsk Hydro, Cap Gemini, Poseidon, OLF, FMC Technologies,
National Oilwell Varco, OilCamp, POSC and NTNU. Budget: NOK 24 million.
IIP has the long-term objective of increasing petroleum production from
subsea systems by making accessible high quality real-time information for
decision support in operation centers onshore. It addresses the need for a common
understanding of terms and structures in the subsea petroleum industry. The objective is to ease the
integration of data and processes across phases and disciplines by providing
a comprehensive unambiguous and well accepted terminology standard that lends
itself to machine-processable interpretation and reasoning. This ontology
standard is represented in OWL, and ontology-driven applications for
intelligent search, rule-based notification and 3D visualization are also
Jon Atle Gulla is coordinating the semantic web research carried out at NTNU
and supervising one PhD student and one post doc.
Full name: Hybrid Deep and Shallow Methods for Knowledge-intensive Information
Funded under the 5th framework program for the European
Commission. Contract reference IST-2001-37836. Partners: Norwegian University
of Science and Technology (NTNU), Saarland
Technologies GmbH, CELI srl.
Deep Thought aimed to demonstrate the potential of deep semantic processing
if combined with shallow methods in the field of Information Extraction. NTNU developed a grammar for Norwegian
hike descriptions and implemented a prototype that analyzed hike descriptions
semantically and allowed users to search for hikes based on simple
Semantic Days conference in Stavanger,
26-27 April 2006. From left: Eero
Hyvönen, Mills Davis, Eric Miller, Deborah McGuinness,
Nigel Shadbolt, Jon Atle Gulla, Roar Fjellheim, Thore Langeland, and Tore