Founding Partners

Knowledge 4 All Foundation was founded in 2009 by lead partners in the PASCAL 2 research project, in partnership with University College London and Jožef Stefan Institute, with a £250k grant from the European Commission via the participation in the TransLectures project.

University College London

UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 across a wide range of university rankings (currently 4th in the QS World University Rankings with a score of 98.9). Furthermore, the Thomson Scientific Citation Index shows that UCL is the 2nd most highly cited European university and 14th in the world. UCL Computer Science had excellent scores in the recent 2014 REF and was ranked first out of all 89 submitted by GPA and the highest percentage (61%) of 4* research (‘of world-leading quality’).  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation UCL was ranked in first place for Computer Science, out of 89 Universities assessed, and considerably ahead of other Institutions. 61% of its research work is rated as world-leading (the highest possible category) and 96% of its research work is rated as internationally excellent. UCL researchers in Computer Science and Informatics received a ‘grade point average’ of 3.57 (out of 4) and submitted over 70 staff to be assessed in REF2014. UCL Computer Science has made seminal contributions across the full range of its core strengths and associated 11 research groups and 8 centres, including the Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME), Biomedical Physics & Biochemical Engineering, and the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC).

Jožef Stefan Institute

Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading research institution for natural sciences in Slovenia having over 900 researchers within 25 departments working in the areas of computer science, physics, and chemistry and biology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, having approx. 40 researchers, is one of the largest European research groups working in the areas of machine learning, data mining, language technologies, semantic technologies and sensor networks. The key research direction is combining modern statistical data analytic techniques with more semantic/logic based knowledge representations and reasoning techniques with the purpose to progress in solving complex problems such as text understanding, large scale probabilistic reasoning, building broad coverage knowledge bases, and dealing with scale. The members have developed several software tools for multimodal data analysis, among others: the Text-Garden suite of text mining tools, the OntoGen system for ontology learning, the Document-Atlas for complex visualization, the AnswerArt system for semantic search over large textual databases, the Enrycher system for semantic enrichment of textual data, SearchPoint system for visual and contextualized Web browsing, XLing for cross-lingual matching and categorization across 100 languages, and Event Registry for global real-time media observatory. Centre for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies has approx. ten researchers and technical staff working in the areas of research results dissemination and eLearning. In particular, the centre is well known by portals: VideoLectures.NET with multimedia materials of numerous scientific events, on-line training materials, and collection of tutorials on different scientific fields; and IST-World.Org for analysis and visualization of large bibliographic and project databases. The centre is covering management, training and dissemination activities of several EU projects.