Housam Ziad

I am a Research Associate working mainly on Teanga [1], a Linked Data based Natural Language Processing platform, which enables interoperability among NLp services.In addition to that, I work on data and knowledge visualisation in the context of several projects, designing and developing working demos and software for knowledge presentation, exploration and discovery.

[1] http://teanga.io/


    • Research and development for Teanga and the interoperability among NLP services.
    • Development of front-end services enabling knowledge navigation, by use of text mining and Linked Data based technologies.
    • Assisting in experiments at understanding usability and user behaviour with Saffron and other relevant tools and prototypes.
    • Applying technologies related to Data Visualization, web-based knowledge presentation, exploration and discovery, Semantic Web, and Linked Data.
    • Designing and architecture of software prototypes for data and knowledge visualization.


    • UI/UX and Human-computer interaction.
    • Software development
    • Web applications development using modern frameworks like NodeJS.
    • Expert with JavaScript/HTML/CSS, front-end frameworks (AngularJS, jQuery, and Twitter Bootstrap), SVG and HTML5 Canvas.
    • Database technologies like SQL and NoSQL.


    • Master’s degree in Software Engineering and Database Technologies (MSCSED) from NUI Galway, Ireland.
    • BA in Linguistics and Literature from Damascus University, Syria.