Silvio Peroni

University of Bologna
Silvio Peroni holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and he is a researcher at the University of Bologna. He is an expert in document markup and semantic descriptions of bibliographic entities using OWL ontologies. He is one of the main developers of SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies ( that provide RDF descriptions of bibliographic entities, citations, reference collections and library catalogues, the structural and rhetorical components of documents, and roles, statuses and workflows in publishing. Among his research interests are Semantic Web technologies, markup languages for complex documents, design patterns for digital documents and ontology modelling, and automatic processes of analysis and segmentation. In particular, his recent works concern the empirical analysis of the nature of citations, the study of visualisation and browsing interfaces for semantic data, and the development of ontologies to manage, integrate and query bibliographic information according to temporal and contextual constraints.


  • The live OWL documentation environment: A tool for the automatic generation of ontology documentation DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33876-2_35
  • Scholarly publishing and Linked Data: Describing roles, statuses, temporal and contextual extents
  • OWiki: Enabling an ontology-led creation of semantic data DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23172-8_24
  • Latest developments to LODE DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33876-2_37
  • Faceted documents: Describing document characteristics using semantic lenses DOI: 10.1145/2361354.2361396
  • FaBiO and CiTO: Ontologies for describing bibliographic resources and citations DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2012.08.001
  • Embedding semantic annotations within texts: The FRETTA approach DOI: 10.1145/2245276.2245403
  • A first approach to the automatic recognition of structural patterns in XML documents DOI: 10.1145/2361354.2361374
  • Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies with KC-Viz DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24794-1_16
  • Using semantic web technologies for analysis and validation of structural markup DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2011.043439
  • Dealing with markup semantics DOI: 10.1145/2063518.2063533
  • A Semantic Web approach to everyday overlapping markup DOI: 10.1002/asi.21591
  • A novel approach to visualizing and navigating ontologies DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-25073-6_30
  • Ontology-driven generation of wiki content and interfaces DOI: 10.1080/13614568.2010.497194
  • Of mice and terms: Clustering algorithms on ambiguous terms in folksonomies DOI: 10.1145/1774088.1774262
  • Multi-layer markup and ontological structures in Akoma Ntoso DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16524-5_9
  • Handling markup overlaps using OWL DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16438-5_29
  • Crowdsourcing semantic content: A model and two applications DOI: 10.1109/HSI.2010.5514513
  • Annotations with EARMARK for arbitrary, overlapping and out-of order markup DOI: 10.1145/1600193.1600232
  • A parametric architecture for tags clustering in folksonomic search engines DOI: 10.1109/ISDA.2009.125
  • Identifying key concepts in an ontology, through the integration of cognitive principles with statistical and topological measures DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89704-0_17
  • Towards markup support for full GODDAGs and beyond: the EARMARK approach DOI: 10.4242/BalisageVol3.Peroni01
  • Managing semantics in XML vocabularies: an experience in the legal and legislative domain DOI: 10.4242/BalisageVol5.Barabucci01
  • Documents as Timed Abstract Objects DOI: 10.4242/BalisageVol8.Huitfeldt01

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