Brief Bio

I am an Italian Ph.D. student at the eXascale Infolab (XI) of the University of Fribourg. My research interests include data science, the Semantic Web, and Information Retrieval. I am particularly interested in building and using knowledge graphs to help users satisfying their information needs, performing transactional tasks, and providing them with serendipitous information about the content they are consuming.

While at XI I’ve also done some interesting non-academic experiences, including visiting Yahoo! Labs in Barcelona for a few months, and an internship at Swisscom AG.

Before joining XI, I obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Udine, in Italy. I also spent few months at the Universidad de Murcia, in Spain, to work on my Master’s project.

Research Interests

Semantic Web; Information Retrieval; Information Retrieval Evaluation; Linked Data; Knowledge Graphs.


Talks & Presentations

Combining Inverted Indices and Structured Search for Ad-hoc Object Retrieval
TRank: Ranking Entity Types using the Web of Data
Fixing the Domain and Range of Properties in Linked Data by Context Disambiguation
VoldemortKG: Mapping schema.org and Web Entities to Linked Open Data


Bibliography

  1. Alberto Tonon, Victor Felder, Djellel Eddine Difallah, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “VoldemortKG: Mapping Schema.org and Web Entities to Linked Open Data.” In ISWC. Springer International Publishing, 2016. Bibtex Slides PDF
  2. Alberto Tonon, Michele Catasta, Roman Prokofyev, Gianluca Demartini, Karl Aberer, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Contextualized Ranking of Entity Types Based on Knowledge Graphs .” Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web , 2016, - . Bibtex PDF
  3. Roman Prokofyev, Alberto Tonon, Michael Luggen, Loic Vouilloz, Djellel Eddine Difallah, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “SANAPHOR: Ontology-Based Coreference Resolution.” In The Semantic Web - ISWC 2015 - 14th International Semantic Web Conference, Bethlehem, PA, USA, October 11-15, 2015, Proceedings, Part I, 458–73, 2015. Bibtex Slides PDF
  4. Alberto Tonon, Michele Catasta, Gianluca Demartini, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Fixing the Domain and Range of Properties in Linked Data by Context Disambiguation.” In Proceedings of the Workshop on Linked Data on the Web, LDOW 2015, Co-Located with the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015), Florence, Italy, May 19th, 2015., 2015. Bibtex Slides PDF
  5. Alberto Tonon, Gianluca Demartini, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Pooling-Based Continuous Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems.” Information Retrieval Journal 18, no. 5 (2015): 445–72. Bibtex PDF
  6. Michele Catasta, Alberto Tonon, Djellel E. Difallah, Gianluca Demartini, Karl Aberer, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Hippocampus: Answering Memory Queries Using Transactive Search.” In WWW, 2014. Bibtex Slides PDF
  7. Michele Catasta, Alberto Tonon, Djellel Eddine Difallah, Gianluca Demartini, Karl Aberer, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “TransactiveDB: Tapping into Collective Human Memories.” PVLDB 7, no. 14 (2014): 1977–80. Bibtex PDF
  8. Michele Catasta, Alberto Tonon, Gianluca Demartini, Jean-Eudes Ranvier, Karl Aberer, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “B-Hist: Entity-Centric Search over Personal Web Browsing History.” Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web 27, no. 1 (2014). Bibtex PDF
  9. Alberto Tonon, Michele Catasta, Gianluca Demartini, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, and Karl Aberer. “TRank: Ranking Entity Types Using the Web of Data.” In ISWC, 2013. Bibtex PDF
  10. Alberto Tonon, Gianluca Demartini, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Combining Inverted Indices and Structured Search for Ad-Hoc Object Retrieval.” In SIGIR, 125–34. ACM, 2012. Bibtex PDF
  11. Angelo Montanari, Isabel Navarrete, Guido Sciavicco, and Alberto Tonon. “Efficient Spatial Reasoning with Rectangular Cardinal Relations And Metric Constraints.” In Agents and Artificial Intelligence - 4th International Conference, ICAART 2012. Revised Selected Papers, 234–49, 2012. Bibtex PDF