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I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna, where I teach 'Basic Informatics' and 'Computational Thinking and Programming'.
I am an expert in document markup and semantic descriptions of bibliographic entities using OWL ontologies. I am one of the main developers of the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies, Co-Director of OpenCitations, and founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
I am an Editorial Board member of Data Science, PeerJ Computer Science, and I am member of the Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre (/DH.arc), part of the Advisory Board of DBLP and Qeios, Ambassador of Figshare and PeerJ, and member of the Association for Computing Machinery, of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, and of the Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale.
Among my 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 of documents. In particular, my recent works concern the empirical analysis of the nature of scholarly citations, bibliometrics and scientometrics studies, visualisation and browsing interfaces for semantic data, and the development of ontologies to manage, integrate and query bibliographic information.