Dr Allan Third

Research Fellow

I'm interested in trust and decentralisation on the Web, and the use of semantic technologies and distributed ledgers to improve privacy and individual control, and to support new ways of doing things. The Semantic Web and Linked Data platforms offer a great opportunity for standards-based applications to a wide variety of domains, and I have a particular interest in using such approaches to improve healthcare and education.

My background is in formal semantics and philosophy, and I am interested in the use of practical computing applications to feed back into theoretical advances, and vice versa.


Semantic Web, Distributed Ledgers, Natural Language, Linked Data, Semantic Web Services, eHealth


Kwarteng, Joseph, Farrell, Tracie, Third, Aisling and Fernandez, Miriam(2023). Annotators’ Perspectives: Exploring the Influence of Identity on Interpreting Misogynoir. In: ASONAM 2023: The 2023 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 6-9 Nov 2023, Kusadasi, Turkey.

Domingue, John and Third, Aisling(2023). Ethics and Executability: Tracing Decency in Decentralised Knowledge Graph Applications. In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings: SEMMES 2023: Semantic Methods for Events and Stories workshop ESWC 2023 (Alam, Mehwish; Trojahn, Cassia; Hertling, Sven; Pesquita, Catia; Aebeloe, Christian; Aras, Hidir; Azzam, Amr; Cano, Juan; Domingue, John; Gottschalk, Simon; Hartig, Olaf; Hose, Katja; Kirrane, Sabrina; Lisena, Pasquale; Osborne, Francesco; Rohde, Philipp; Steels, Luc; Taelman, Ruben; Third, Aisling; Tiddi, Ilaria and Türker,, Rima eds.), CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org), 3443.

Domingue, John, Third, Aisling, Vidal, Maria-Esther, Rohde, Philipp, Cano, Juan, Cimmino, Andrea and Verborgh, Ruben ,(2023). Trusting Decentralised Knowledge Graphs and Web Data at the Web Conference. In: Companion Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023, ACM.

Third, Aisling and Domingue, John(2023). Decency and Decentralisation: Verifiable Decentralised Knowledge Graph Querying. In: Companion Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023 (WWW '23 Companion) (Domingue, John; Third, Aisling; Cano, Juan; Cimmino, Andrea; Verborgh, Ruben; Rohde, Philipp D. and Vidal, Maria-Esther eds.), pp. 1432–1434.

Kwarteng, Joseph, Farrell, Tracie, Third, Aisling, Burel, Gregoire and Fernandez, Miriam(2023). Understanding Misogynoir: A Study of Annotators’ Perspectives. In: 15th ACM Web Science Conference 2023 (WebSci ’23), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, United States pp. 271–282.

Kwarteng, Joseph, Coppolino Perfumi, Serena,Farrell, Tracie, Third, Aisling and Fernandez, Miriam(2022). Misogynoir: Challenges in Detecting Intersectional Hate. Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), 12(1), article no. 166.

Third, Allan and Domingue, John(2021). Decentralised Verification Technologies and the Web. In: Grech, Alex ed. Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society. Digital Activism and Society: Politics, Economy and Culture in Network Communication. Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 255–269.

Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Third, Allan, Chowdhury, Niaz, Bachler, Michelle and Domingue, John(2020). Supporting Lifelong Learning with Smart Blockchain Badges. International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, 13(3 & 4) pp. 163–176.

Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Third, Allan and Domingue, John(2020). A case study on the decentralisation of lifelong learning using blockchain technology. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1) pp. 1–10.

Ekuban, Audrey, Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Third, Allan and Domingue, John(2021). Using GitLab Interactions To Predict Student Success When Working As Part Of A Team. In: Educating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions. ICL 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (Auer, M.E. and Rüütmann, T. eds.), 1328 pp. 127–138.


BlockchainCARRECOVID-19 ResearchDEL4ALLGreenDATAIMPAQTOpen Networking LabOpen Networking LabPeer MilesPT AnywhereQualiChainSlideWikiUp2UVPH-Share


Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis


Accessibility, Inclusion, Ethics and Social Justice and Diversity

Citizen Empowerment, Politics and Government

Health and Wellbeing

Learning and Education

Science and scholarly communication


Blockchain, Decentralised Knowledge and Learning (BDKL)Natural Language Processing (NLP)

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