Project Progress and Outputs

This Section reports the real-time progress of our project outcomes.

Project Team

The DISKOW Project consists of academic and industrial experts from 4 partnership countries with very high expertise in the machine learning, software development and economics.

Daniel Kudenko, L3S
Daniel Kudenko, L3S
Ivana Marenzi, L3S
Ivana Marenzi, L3S
Mahdi Bohlouli, Petanux
Mahdi Bohlouli, Petanux
Andrea Bassich, L3S
Andrea Bassich, L3S
Miroslav Štefánik. IER SAS
Miroslav Štefánik. IER SAS
Giampaolo Fiorentino, ENG
Giampaolo Fiorentino, ENG
Leandro Lombardo, ENG
Leandro Lombardo, ENG

DISKOW Outcomes


This IO aims at bridging the gap between the research conducted by the consortium partners and the target groups that the project aims to reach out to. To this end, involved partners in this IO will draw on their experiences gained within similar projects.

IO5: JKB Assessment and Reporting

DISKOW Outcomes

Job Knowledge Base (JKB) hosts jobs data collected from the web (as result of IO3). The JKB is based on the KnowAge open source data platform (promoted by ENG) and  will benefit from the Job Knowledge Analysis Engine and Visualization APIs provided as libraries in the IO3. This IO is a software development activity and will form the complete and final project software prototype. This task will start from the project beginning and will be finished at the end of the project, with an alpha release at M12 and a fully fledged Beta at M18.
Start: 01.09.2018 End: 31.08.2021

IO4: Job Knowledge Base (JKB)

DISKOW Outcomes

This IO covers development of methods for extracting job-related information from websites. The goal of tasks in the frame of this IO is to analyze the content of job postings, other job-related textual data and information about job seekers, to detect topics within them and to feed into the JKB. This will have multiple applications: (1) Grouping similar job openings (2) Finding duplicate job openings (3) Automatically generating a hierarchical categorization of jobs (4) Matching job seeker skills to job openings. In addition, this IO aims at extending multiple visualization methods for the various prediction results and search tasks developed throughout the project. We will use methods from information retrieval and recommender systems to evaluate how to present search results, post-retrieval clustering and computed taxonomies to the user. Based on user tests, we will measure the usefulness of the systems, and thus be able to compare the various algorithms with each other. This IO will benefit from the studies done in IO1 and IO2 i.e. Modeling and Meta-Modeling of Job Knowledge for Labour Market and Identification and Analysis of the in the European labour market Data respectively.Start: 01.09.2018 End: 31.08.2021

IO3: Job Knowledge Analysis Engine and Visualization Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

DISKOW Outcomes

IO2 report is broadly addressing two main tasks of the DISKOW project: identification of potential data sources and evaluating them with the proposed schema of IO1. Hence, the first part of the report mostly focused on the identification and classification of different online data sources. This report has classified the job portals into three categories: global job portals, European job portals, and local country-specific job portals. This report has explored multiple existing job portals. Next, this report has tried to identify the most relevant and accessible data sources for developing JKB. Subsequently, DISKOW project partners are contacting these job portals for accessing the data. In addition, this report has also explored open data sources such as social media. This report has explored Twitter data as one of the potential sources for social media data and discussed the merits and demerits of this open data source. This report has also developed a framework to create a job knowledge base from social media data. The next portion of the report extends the findings of IO1. This report has tried to evaluate and verified the schema prepared by IO1 in the context of various potential data sources, and finally, this report has suggested how the data sources, identified by IO2, and the schema prepared by IO1, can be integrated into the subsequent intellectual outputs.

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IO2: Online Data Sources for the European Labor Market

DISKOW Outcomes

This IO covers the modeling and meta-modeling of the Job Knowledge (JK) as a theoretical and conceptual part of the DISKOW project. Accordingly, this report provides the required terminology for the project, describes the structure and ontology of the JK in detail, and demonstrates the hierarchical architecture of it. With an aim to provide a standard and extensible JK model which can be integrated in a wide variety of tools and software technologies, we have adopted an existing ontology for job knowledge from schema.org and extended it with additional properties following the best practices laid out with respect to linked open data. We showcase the application of the proposed JK model in the field of data science as an example. We thereby envision that the outcome of this IO will facilitate the adaptation of the JK model in a wide variety of sectors and case studies.

IO1: Modeling and Meta-modeling of Job Knowledge for Labor Market

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