Digital Enterprise Research Institute
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|Parent||National University of Ireland, Galway|
The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) is a former research institute at NUI Galway. It is now part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Insight was established in 2013 by Science Foundation Ireland with funding of €75m.
DERI's focus is research into the Semantic Web and linked data. It was originally established as a Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland. Additional funding sources were EU Framework Programs, Enterprise Ireland, IRCSET, and industry.
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Employees and financials
In late 2011, DERI employed around 130 people. In 2011, DERI had about 6 million Euro in revenue. In 2010, the Science Foundation Ireland consisted of 55% of awards by value; the remainder was composed of the European Commission (40%); and businesses (5%).
DERI now operates as part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. It is still part of the National University of Ireland, Galway and is organised around a number of research units and application domains.
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|Social Semantic Collaboration||It focuses on Semantic Desktop research.|||
|Data Intensive Infrastructure|
DERI contributed or initiated a number of technologies, standards and initiatives. Some notable technologies include the Semantic Web, the Semantic Desktop, scalable RDF information processing, Open Data Government Portals,[which?] W3C Standards and efforts like SPARQL and Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities.
- http://www.insight-centre.org/about, Retrieved 2014-11-07
- "Social Semantic Collaboration Unit". NUI Galway. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
- "Current Members". W3C. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
- "WSTNet". Web Science Trust. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
- Galway takes on presidential look: Strong research at NUI Galway has reached as far as Barack Obama using one of its web systems Colm Murphy. The Sunday Times. 2009-09-20.
- US government adopts web tools developed in Ireland. In: The Irish Times, 2012-04-26.
- Super-fast RDF search engine developed Ciara O'Brien. The Register 2007-05-04.
- Thinking big (preview/requires subscription). New Scientist 2004-12-04.
- Data Catalog Vocabulary, W3C
- Linked Data Goes With DERI, George Thomas, Data.gov, 2012-04-17