Giuseppe Futia at a glance

Giuseppe Futia is Communication Manager and Research Fellow at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino (DAUIN) since February 2011. He holds a Master Degree in Media Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. Since 2008, he collaborates with the Italian newspaper “La Stampa”, especially on Internet & Society topics. Giuseppe holds data analysis and data visualization skills, useful to both sustain the outreach of some of the Nexa projects, and to support research in the field of Open Data.


Linked data

In this section I will mention all projects I'm involved in, that exploit the potential of Linked Data.

October 2011 - Present

TellMeFirst - A Knowledge Discovery Application

TellMeFirst is a tool for classifying and enriching textual documents via Linked Open Data. TellMeFirst leverages Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web technologies to extract main topics from texts in the form of DBpedia resources. Input texts are enhanced with new information and contents retrieved from the Web (images, videos, maps, news) concerning those topics.




June 2010 - November 2011

ICONVIS - Visualising data through ontologies

ICONVIS (Interactive and Customizable ONtology-based VIsualization System) i is a Rich Internet Application that allows to display and browse structured data in the form of an ontology. The ontology in input to the system is designed based on the most significant values of a data source, so it is a representation of the overall knowledge of the data domain. Users can switch from the exploration of concepts in the ontology graph to the effective fruition of contents of the data source. In addition, ICONVIS is able to reach open datasets on the Web in order to increase information at runtime and to display it to users in a suitable fashion.



Data journalism

In this section I will report all my data journalism projects based on Open Data available online.


Apr 2, 2014 - Present

Unemployment and level of education in Italy

I presented this project in the first edition of "La Stampa Academy" contest.