Jessica Yi-Yun Cheng

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Areas of Research: 

My research interests are on topics related to the semantic web, linked open data and ontologies. I've worked on cross-lingual ontology mapping/matching problems from a knowledge organization perspective. To be more specific, I tried to align concepts in different languages from different schemas and merge them into one ontology. I'm currently working with Professor Bertram Ludäscher on projects related to taxonomy alignment. 


PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)
MA, Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2015
BA, Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2013

Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations: 

Thomer, A., Cheng, Y.-Y., Schneider J., Twidale, M., Ludäscher, B. (in press). Towards alignment of natural history museum database schemas using a logic-based reasoning tool. Knowledge Organization. 

Cheng, Y.-Y., Franz, N., Scheider, J., Yu, S., Rodenhasen, T.,  Ludäscher, B. (2017). Agreeing to disagree: reconciling conficting taxonomic views using a logic-based approach. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting, Crystal City, Virginia, USA, October 27-November 1st.  IDEALS:

Kiryakos, S., Sugimoto, S., Lee, J.-H., Jett, J., Cheng, Y.-Y., Downie, J. S. (2017) Towards a Conceptual Framework for Superworks. In Proceedings of the JADH 2017 conference, Kyoto, Japan, September 11-12. 

Cheng, Y.-Y., Chen, H,-H. (2016).Towards a seamless multilingual semantic web: a study on constructing a cross-lingual ontology. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14-18. 

Related Topics

Data Curation, Organization of Knowledge and Information