Valentina Presutti

+ 39 06 44595212

Via San Martino delle Battaglia 44 - 00161 Rome - Italy

Curriculum Vitae: 


Parole chiave:
  • assistive robotics;
  • cognitive computing;
  • crowdsourcing;
  • empirical knowledge representation;
  • human computation;
  • Human-Robot Interaction;
  • knowledge engineering;
  • knowledge extraction;
  • knowledge patterns;
  • natural language understanding;
  • ontology design;
  • semantic technologies;
  • semantic web;
  • social robotics;
  • software engineering;
Short profile: 

Valentina Presutti received her Ph.D in Computer Science in 2006 at the University of Bologna (Italy). Her background is software engineering and semantic technologies. She is a researcher and team coordinator at the Semantic Technology Laboratory of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome and Catania. Her current main research interests include experimenting on the role of frames in natural language understanding, and defining a formal language for representing ontology patterns. She played a pioneering role on the usage of ontology patterns in ontology engineering for the Semantic Web, and her work on this topic strongly influenced current developments in ontology engineering. She has longtime experience in managing and working in research and development projects in domains such as open data, data integration, knowledge extraction, content and knowledge management, natural language understanding, and ICT for eHealth.  Some of the software projects that she has coordinated and/or contributed to can be found at stlab-lod and stlab-tools. She has published 80+ papers in international journals/conferences/workshops on topics such as ontology engineering, knowledge extraction and software engineering. She is involved in the organising and program committees of the main Semantic Web conferences (such as ISWC, ESWC, and I-Semantics) and journals. She has 10+ years teaching experience (University of Bologna, University of Rome "La Sapienza", and Unviersity of Paris 13). She serves as consultant for private as well as public organisations. 

Scholar profile

DBLP profile


Semantic Web, User interaction and semantics, Knowledge Patterns, Ontology Design, Collaborative knowledge/content management, ontology-based software engineering, natural language understanding, ICT for eHealth



Gangemi A., Presutti V. A Pattern Science for the Semantic Web. In: Semantic Web, vol. 1 2010.

Presutti V., Gangemi A. Identity of Resources and Entities on the Web. In: International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, vol. 4 pp. 49 - 72. 2008.

Gangemi A., Presutti V. Ontology Design for Interaction in a Reasonable Enterprise. In: Handbook of Ontologies for Business Interaction, 2007.

Contributi a libro

Gangemi A., Presutti V., Blomqvist E. M. The Computational Ontology Perspective: Design Patterns for Web Ontologies. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Gangemi A., Presutti V. Ontology Design Patterns. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008.

Gangemi A., Presutti V. Ontology Design for Interaction in a Reasonable Enterprise. IGI, 2007.

Articoli in atti di convegno

Nuzzolese A. G., Gangemi A., Presutti V. Gathering Lexical Linked Data and Knowledge Patterns from FrameNet. In: K-CAP 2011, the Sixth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (Banff, Canada, ). Proceedings, 2011.

Adamou A., Presutti V., Gangemi A. Kali-ma: a semantic guide to browsing and accessing functionalities in plugin-based tools. In: Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2010) (Lisbon, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Blomqvist E. M., Gangemi A., Daga E., Presutti V. Experimenting with eXtreme Design. In: Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2010) (Lisbon, ). Proceedings, 2010.

Gangemi A., Presutti V. C-ODO: an OWL meta-model for collaborative ontology design. In: Workshop on Collaborative Knowledge at WWW07 (Banff, Canda, ). Proceedings, 2007.

Gangemi A., Presutti V. The bourne identity of a web resource. In: The Architecture and Philosophy of the Web: Identity, Reference, and the Web (Edinburgh, ). Proceedings, 2006.
Gangemi A., Presutti V. Towards an Ontology for Identity on the Web. In: SWAP 2006, Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives (Pisa, ). Proceedings, 2006.