Dr. Giulio Napolitano


FotoFraunhoferSenior Researcher
Knowledge Discovery Department
Fraunhofer IAIS

Profiles: LinkedIn, Google Scholar, DBLP

Room B3-236
Schloss Birlinghoven, 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Giulio.Napolitano@iais.fraunhofer.de

Short CV


Dr. Giulio Napolitano is a senior researcher and competence area leader (QA and Dialogue Systems) at the “Enterprise Information Systems” department at Fraunhofer IAIS, as well as Question Answering team leader at UniBonn Smart Data Analytics group. He is currently leading or involved in various research projects funded by the industry, by national bodies and the EU. Prior to joining Fraunhofer, he was a senior scientist at Bonn University Clinic and a researcher and senior IM&T Officer at the Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast. While there, he was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award and the 2008 Innovation in Oncology Award. Previously, he had gained software engineering experience with Siemens Medical Solutions in Rome. His current research interests include semantic technologies, question answering, natural language processing and analysis and machine learning. More broadly, his research interests span from philosophy of science and epistemology to mathematical modelling for medicine, medical informatics and epidemiology. Among other things, he studied Philosophy, Physics and Astrophysics, Bioinformatics and Applied Mathematics.

Research Interests


  • Big Data
  • Medical and Biomedical Informatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Information extraction
  • Knowledge Representation

Publications

2020

Graux, Damien; Sejdiu, Gezim; Stadler, Claus; Napolitano, Giulio; Lehmann, Jens

MINDS: A Translator to Embed Mathematical Expressions Inside SPARQL Queries Inproceedings

Semantic Systems. In the Era of Knowledge Graphs - 16th International Conference on Semantic Systems, SEMANTiCS 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 7-10, 2020, Proceedings, pp. 104–117, Springer, 2020.

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2018

Napolitano, Giulio; Usbeck, Ricardo; Ngomo, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga

The Scalable Question Answering Over Linked Data (SQA) Challenge 2018 Inproceedings

Semantic Web Challenges - 5th SemWebEval Challenge at ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Greece, June 3-7, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 69–75, Springer, 2018.

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Zafar, Hamid; Napolitano, Giulio; Lehmann, Jens

Formal Query Generation for Question Answering over Knowledge Bases Inproceedings

The Semantic Web - 15th International Conference, ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 3-7, 2018, Proceedings, pp. 714–728, Springer, 2018.

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Zafar, Hamid; Napolitano, Giulio; Lehmann, Jens

Deep Query Ranking for Question Answering over Knowledge Bases Inproceedings

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases - European Conference, ECML PKDD 2018, Dublin, Ireland, September 10-14, 2018, Proceedings, Part III, pp. 635–638, Springer, 2018.

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Haarmann, Bastian; Martens, Claudio; Petzka, Henning; Napolitano, Giulio

A Mighty Dataset for Stress-Testing Question Answering Systems Inproceedings

12th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2018, Laguna Hills, CA, USA, January 31 - February 2, 2018, pp. 278–281, IEEE Computer Society, 2018.

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Usbeck, Ricardo; Ngomo, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga; Conrads, Felix; Röder, Michael; Napolitano, Giulio

8th Challenge on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-8) (invited paper) Inproceedings

Joint proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-4) and NLIWoD4: Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data (NLIWOD-4) and 9th Question Answering over Linked Data challenge (QALD-9) co-located with 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), Monterey, California, United States of America, October 8th - 9th, 2018, pp. 51–57, CEUR-WS.org, 2018.

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2017

Muenster, Eva; Rueger, Heiko; Spahn, Daniel; Ochsmann, Elke; Napolitano, Giulio; Zier, Ulrike

Acquiring a Taste: Alcohol Experiences of German Elementary School Children Journal Article

Journal of Child and Family Studies, pp. 1–9, 2017.

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Napolitano, Giulio; Stingl, Julia C; Schmid, Matthias; Viviani, Roberto

Predicting CYP2D6 phenotype from resting brain perfusion images by gradient boosting Journal Article

Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 259 , pp. 16–24, 2017.

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Renzi, Barbara Gabriella; Napolitano, Giulio

The Biological Metaphors of Scientific Change Book Chapter

The Kuhnian Image of science: time for a decisive transformation?, Rowman Littlefield International, London, 2017.

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Esteves, Diego; Peres, Rafael; Lehmann, Jens; Napolitano, Giulio

Named Entity Recognition in Twitter Using Images and Text Inproceedings

Current Trends in Web Engineering - ICWE 2017 International Workshops, Liquid Multi-Device Software and EnWoT, practi-O-web, NLPIT, SoWeMine, Rome, Italy, June 5-8, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 191–199, Springer, 2017.

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Usbeck, Ricardo; Ngomo, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga; Haarmann, Bastian; Krithara, Anastasia; Röder, Michael; Napolitano, Giulio

7th Open Challenge on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-7) Inproceedings

Semantic Web Challenges - 4th SemWebEval Challenge at ESWC 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia, May 28 - June 1, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 59–69, Springer, 2017.

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2016

Barkemeyer, Ralf; Dessai, Suraje; Monge-Sanz, Beatriz; Gabriella, Barbara Renzi; Napolitano, Giulio

Linguistic analysis of IPCC summaries for policymakers and associated coverage Journal Article

Nature Climate Change, 6 (3), pp. 311–316, 2016.

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Renzi, Barbara Gabriella; Cotton, Matthew; Napolitano, Giulio; Barkemeyer, Ralf

Rebirth, devastation and sickness: analyzing the role of metaphor in media discourses of nuclear power Journal Article

Environmental Communication, pp. 1–17, 2016.

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Napolitano, Giulio; Marshall, Adele; Hamilton, Peter; Gavin, Anna T

Machine learning classification of surgical pathology reports and chunk recognition for information extraction noise reduction Journal Article

Artif. Intell. Medicine, 70 , pp. 77–83, 2016.

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2015

Barkemeyer, Ralf; Gibson, Andrew; Napolitano, Giulio

NGO-Business Relationships over Time: Marginalizing Radical Voices? Inproceedings

Academy of Management Proceedings, pp. 15344, Academy of Management 2015.

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Vanschoren, Joaquin; Bischl, Bernd; Hutter, Frank; Sebag, Michele; Kegl, Balazs; Schmid, Matthias; Napolitano, Giulio; Wolstencroft, Katy; Williams, Alan R; Lawrence, Neil

Towards a data science collaboratory Journal Article

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (IDA 2015), 9385 , 2015.

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Vukicevic, Milan; Radovanovic, Sandro; Vanschoren, Joaquin; Napolitano, Giulio; Delibasic, Boris

Towards a Collaborative Platform for Advanced Meta-Learning in Healthcare Predictive Analytics Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2015 International Workshop on Meta-Learning and Algorithm Selection co-located with European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases 2015 (ECMLPKDD 2015), Porto, Portugal, September 7th, 2015, pp. 112–114, CEUR-WS.org, 2015.

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2014

Barkemeyer, Ralf; Comyns, Breeda; Figge, Frank; Napolitano, Giulio

CEO statements in sustainability reports: Substantive information or background noise? Inproceedings

Accounting Forum, pp. 241–257, Elsevier 2014.

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Napolitano, Giulio; Ervik, Morten; de Sabata, Maria Stella; Ranaghan, Elizabeth; Brierley, James; Gavin, Anna T

Canstaging: The Online Tool Facilitating The International Availability, Standardisation And Comparison Of Cancer Staging Journal Article

Asia-pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 10 , pp. 176, 2014.

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Napolitano, Giulio

Ontology-based information extraction from pathology reports for cancer registration PhD Thesis

Queen's University Belfast, 2014.

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2013

Ahmad, Jawad; Loughrey, Maurice B; Donnelly, David; Ranaghan, Lisa; Shah, Rajeev; Napolitano, Giulio; Kennedy, Andrew J

Prognostic value of added stratification of circumferential resection margin status in oesophageal carcinoma Journal Article

Histopathology, 62 (5), pp. 752–763, 2013.

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2011

Renzi, Barbara Gabriella; Napolitano, Giulio

Evolutionary Analogies: Is the Process of Scientific Change Analogous to the Organic Change? Book

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

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Napolitano, Giulio; Ranaghan, Elizabeth; Middleton, Richard; Fox, Colin; Gavin, Anna T

Real-time multidisciplinary team meeting management systems. A comparison with paper records for staging completeness and waiting times Journal Article

Behav. Inf. Technol., 30 (4), pp. 473–477, 2011.

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2010

Barkemeyer, Ralf; Holt, Diane; Figge, Frank; Napolitano, Giulio

A longitudinal and contextual analysis of media representation of business ethics Journal Article

European Business Review, 22 (4), pp. 377–396, 2010.

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Bradley, MC; Hughes, CM; Cantwell, MM; Napolitano, Giulio; Murray, LJ

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pancreatic cancer risk: a nested case--control study Journal Article

British journal of cancer, 102 (9), pp. 1415, 2010.

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Napolitano, Giulio; Fox, Colin; Middleton, Richard; Connolly, David

Pattern-based information extraction from pathology reports for cancer registration Journal Article

Cancer Causes & Control, 21 (11), pp. 1887–1894, 2010.

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2009

Barkemeyer, Ralf; Napolitano, Giulio

The UN Global Compact: Moving towards a critical mass or a critical state? Inproceedings

Academy of Management Proceedings, pp. 1–6, Academy of Management 2009.

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van Leeuwen, Pim J; Connolly, David; Napolitano, Giulio; Gavin, Anna; Schröder, Fritz H; Roobol, Monique J

Metastasis-free survival in screen and clinical detected prostate cancer: A comparison between the european randomized study of screening for prostate cancer and northern Ireland Journal Article

The Journal of Urology, 181 (4), 2009.

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van Leeuwen, Pim J; Connolly, David; Gavin, Anna; Napolitano, Giulio; Kranse, R; Schröder, Fritz H

Prostate Cancer Specific Survival in Screen and Clinical Prostate Cancer: a Comparison between the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer and Northern Ireland Journal Article

European Urology Supplements, 8 (4), pp. 193, 2009.

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Napolitano, Giulio; González-Beltrán, Alejandra N; Fox, Colin; Marshall, Adele; Finkelstein, Anthony; McCarron, Peter

Biomedical Ontologies and Grid Computing - As New Resources for Cancer Registries Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2009, Porto, Portugal, January 14-17, 2009, pp. 512–517, INSTICC Press, 2009.

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2008

Napolitano, Giulio

Ontology-based text mining of pathology reports for cancer patients Journal Article

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2007

Connolly, David; Black, Amanda; Murray, Liam J; Napolitano, Giulio; Gavin, Anna; Keane, Patrick F

Methods of calculating prostate-specific antigen velocity Journal Article

European urology, 52 (4), pp. 1044–1051, 2007.

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2006

Connolly, David; Black, Amanda; Napolitano, Guilio; Murray, Liam J; Gavin, Anna; Keane, Patrick F

CALCULATING PSA VELOCITY--THE SECRET OF SUCCESS? REGRESS! Journal Article

European Urology Supplements, 5 (2), pp. 238, 2006.

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Mole, Damian J; Fox, Colin; Napolitano, Giulio

Electronic patient data confidentiality practices among surgical trainees: questionnaire study Journal Article

The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 88 (6), pp. 550–553, 2006.

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2005

Mole, Damian; Fox, Colin; Napolitano, Giulio

Electronic data protection: procedures need drastic improvement Journal Article

BMJ: British Medical Journal, 330 (7490), pp. 537, 2005.

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