I'm head of research projects in the Library of National Congress of Chile (BCN), member of WESO Research Group of the University of Oviedo, and currently PhD Student in the same university, focusing my research in political and legislative analysis using "Semantic Technologies", which I define as the union of two fields of computer sience: Semantic Web and Text Mining.
I born in Puente Alto, Santiago de Chile, the most populated commune in the country. In 2006 I've got a computer science degree and engineering in the Universidad of La Frontera and then, since 2009 to 2011 I've done the Master in Web Engineering of the University of Oviedo, due I've granted a scholarship by the Fundación Carolina.
My Master thesis was adviced by Jose Emilio Labra Gayo (who is currently my PhD advisor) developing the first Chilean Linked Open Data portal datos.bcn.cl. Since then, I work at BCN in Semantic Web and innovation projects.
Currently I live at Viña del Mar, one of the more beautiful cities in Chile, with my wife and my daughters.
National Budget as Linked Open Data: New Tools for Supporting the Sustainability of Public Finances, Francisco Cifuentes-Silva, Daniel Fernández-Álvarez, Jose Emilio Labra-Gayo
Conceptual distinctions for traceability of history of law , Ricardo Gacitúa, Victor Aravena-Diaz, Carlos Cares, Francisco Cifuentes-Silva
Service-Oriented Architecture for automatic markup of documents. An use case for legal documents , Francisco Cifuentes-Silva
Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 121 - Law Libraries with Parliamentary Libraries, Information Technology and Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE). In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France. 2014 BibTex PDF
Towards a pan-european e-procurement platform to aggregate, publish and search public procurement notices powered by Linked Open Data: the MOLDEAS approach , Jose Maria Alvarez, Jose Emilio Labra-Gayo, Francisco Cifuentes-Silva, Giner Alor-Hernandez, Cuauhtemoc Sánchez, Jaime Alberto Guzmán Luna
Towards an architecture and adoption process for linked data technologies in open government contexts: a case study for the library of congress of chile Francisco Cifuentes-Silva, Christian Sifaqui, Jose Emilio Labra-Gayo
Usability Report. A face recognition based game for users with disabilities. Francisco Cifuentes-Silva