KnowledgE ENgineering team

Funded projects - Recent highlights - Members and collaborators

The aim of the team's activities is to contribute computing theory, methods, and techniques to the knowledge society.
The scope of the KEEN team is knowledge engineering in its broad sense. This includes ontology engineering, the Semantic Web, intelligent (logic-based, ontology-driven) conceptual modelling, and natural language generation.

Research projects

  1. MoRe NL: foundations of a Modular Realisation Engine for Nguni Languages, funded by the NRF (2020-2022)
  2. QueST: Querying Smart Text, approved for funding by SADiLaR.
  3. Erasmus+ funding on ontologies and machine learning with Poznan University of Technology (2020-2022), where I was supposed to be PI with Agnieszka Lawrynowicz and do exchanges on that topic, but the colonial admin of PUT preferred otherwise.
  4. Various funding sources over the past years; mainly: NRF, HPI Research School in Computer Science for Africa (CS4A) at UCT, DOT4D@UCT, ULPDO@UKZN.
  5. Recently completed projects:

Recent highlights

For a full list of papers and related outputs, click here.

Members and collaborators

Maria Keet

Postgraduate students
Mary-Jane Antia (PhD; 2019-)
area: ontology engineering, competency questions
Frances Gillis-Webber (PhD; 2019-)
area: multilingual ontologies
Toky Raboanary (PhD; 2019-)
area: ontology engineering
Zola Mahlaza (PhD; 2018-submitted)
topic: isiXhosa and isiZulu NLG
Leighton Dawson (MSc, 2020-)
topic: ODPs
Crystal Yang (M. IT; 2022-)
topic: knowledge management in legal IT
Jacques de Lange (M. IT; 2021-)
topic: NLP with SA English
Kyle Seakgwa (M. IT; 2021-)
topic: knowledge extraction for artificial moral agents

BSc honours students
Scientific programmers and Research Assistants
Current and recent collaborators
Alumni of the KEEN team (since 2016)