Jodi Schneider

Jodi Schneider, Ph.D.

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Researcher in Linked Data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web); Argumentation (Evidence, Persuasion, Rhetorical Structures); Scholarly Communication; and Computer Supported Collaboration (CSCW)


Office: 334 LIS, School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493
Champaign, IL 61820-6211

I am Assistant Professor of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I teach classes in Information Organization and Access as well as in Information Modeling. I am also a Faculty Affiliate of the Illinois Informatics Institute, the Beckman Institute (Organizational Intelligence & Computational Social Science Working Group within the Intelligent Systems research theme), the Health Care Engineering Systems Center at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the European Union Center.

Recent Refereed Publications

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Linh Hoang+ and Jodi Schneider. Opportunities for computer support for systematic reviewing - a gap analysis. iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK, March 25-28


Andrea Thomer, Yi-Yun Cheng+, Jodi Schneider, Michael Twidale, Bertram Ludäscher. Logic-Based Schema Alignment for Natural History Museum Databases. Knowledge Organization. 44(7): 545-558.

Sally Jackson and Jodi Schneider. “Cochrane Review as a "Warranting Device" for Reasoning About Health.” Argumentation (Springer). [Online First].

Yi-Yun Cheng+, Nico Franz, Jodi Schneider, Shizhuo Yu, Thomas Rodenhausen, Bertram Ludäscher. “Agreeing to disagree: reconciling conflicting taxonomic views using a logic-based approach”, ASIST 2017, Crystal City, Virginia, USA, October 27-November 1

Joseph Utecht, Mathias Brochhausen, John Judkins, Jodi Schneider, Richard D. Boyce. “Formalizing Evidence Type Definitions for Drug-drug Interaction Studies to Improve Evidence Base Curation”, Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO 2017), Hangzhou, China, August 21-25. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-960

Aseel Addawood+, Jodi Schneider, Masooda Bashir, “Stance Classification of Twitter Debates: The Encryption Debate as A Use Case”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety17), Toronto, Canada, July 28-30

Thomas Rindflesch, Catherine Blake, Marcelo Fiszman, Halil Kilicoglu, Graciela Rosemblat, Jodi Schneider, and Caroline Zeiss. “Informatics Support for Basic Research in Biomedicine”, The ILAR Journal (2017) 58 (1): 80-89. doi:10.1093/ilar/ilx004 (Preprint to come)

Nikola Milošević, Anay Gupta, Austin Chen, Steven T. DeMarco, Joshua Le, Jodi Schneider, Yifan Ning, Goran Nenadić, Richard D. Boyce. “Extraction of Drug-Drug Interactions from Drug Product Labeling Tables” [Poster Paper], 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science, San Francisco, California, USA, March 27-30


Mathias Brochhausen, Philip E. Empey, Jodi Schneider, William R. Hogan, and Richard D. Boyce. “Adding evidence type representation to DIDEO.” International Conference on Biological Ontology (ICBO) 2016 [Poster Paper], Corvallis, Oregon, USA, August 1 - 4

Sally Jackson and Jodi Schneider. “Argumentation Devices in Reasoning About HealthThe 16th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA 2016). In conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016) paper slides


Jodi Schneider, Mathias Brochhausen, Samuel Rosko, Paolo Ciccarese, William R. Hogan, Daniel Malone, Yifan Ning, Tim Clark and Richard D. Boyce. “Formalizing knowledge and evidence about potential drug-drug interactions.International Workshop on Biomedical Data Mining, Modeling, and Semantic Integration: A Promising Approach to Solving Unmet Medical Needs (BDM2I 2015) at ISWC 2015 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, October 11


Jodi Schneider, Paolo Ciccarese, Tim Clark and Richard D. Boyce. “Using the Micropublications ontology and the Open Annotation Data Model to represent evidence within a drug-drug interaction knowledge base.4th Workshop on Linked Science 2014—Making Sense Out of Data (LISC2014) at ISWC 2014 Riva de Garda, Italy, October 19

Mathias Brochhausen, Jodi Schneider, Daniel Malone, Philip E. Empey, William R. Hogan and Richard D. Boyce “Towards a foundational representation of potential drug-drug interaction knowledge.First International Workshop on Drug Interaction Knowledge Representation (DIKR-2014) at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2014) Houston, Texas, USA, October 6

Krystian Samp, Cedric Beuzit and Jodi Schneider. “Unifying the Shift and Narrow Strategies in Focus+Context Exploratory Search.SigDOC Colorado Springs, CO, September 27 - 28

Jodi Schneider, Bluma Gelley, Aaron Halfaker. “Accept, decline, postpone: How newcomer productivity is reduced in English Wikipedia by pre-publication review. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2014). Berlin, Germany, August 27 - August 29

Jodi Schneider, Serena Villata, Elena Cabrio. “Why did they post that argument? Communicative intentions of Web 2.0 arguments.Arguing on the Web 2.0 at the 8th ISSA Conference on Argumentation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 30 - July 1

Jodi Schneider. “Automated argumentation mining to the rescue? Envisioning argumentation and decision-making support for debates in open online collaboration communities.First Workshop on Argumentation Mining at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore, Maryland, June 26 ACL copy slides on slideshare

Jodi Schneider, Carol Collins, Lisa Hines, John R Horn and Richard Boyce. “Modeling Arguments in Scientific Papers to Support Pharmacists.” at ArgDiaP 2014, The 12th ArgDiaP Conference: From Real Data to Argument Mining, Warsaw, Poland, May 23-24 slides on slideshare


Richard D. Boyce, John Horn, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Anita de Waard, Jodi Schneider, Joanne S. Luciano, Majid Rastegar-Mojarad, Maria Liakata, “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels to Support Drug Safety, Efficacy, and Effectiveness.Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 4(5), 2013. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-4-5

Jodi Schneider, Tudor Groza, Alexandre Passant, “A Review of Argumentation for the Social Semantic Web.” Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, 4(2), 159-218. doi:10.3233/SW-2012-0073.
Open access & openly reviewed. See also reviews/info page. The appendix which follows the bibliography is also available in a separate file.

Jodi Schneider, Krystian Samp, Alexandre Passant, Stefan Decker. “Arguments about Deletion: How Experience Improves the Acceptability of Arguments in Ad-hoc Online Task Groups”. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). San Antonio, TX, February 23-27, 2013. [Slides on Slideshare] [Laymen's summary from WikiMedia research newsletter]


Anita de Waard and Jodi Schneider. “Formalising Uncertainty: An Ontology of Reasoning, Certainty and Attribution (ORCA)” In Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine (SATBI+SWIM 2012) at International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012). Boston, MA, November 12, 2012. [Slides on Slideshare, Anita presented] ORCA vocabulary: Ontology of Reasoning, Certainty and Attribution

Adam Wyner and Jodi Schneider. “Arguing from a Point of View” In First International Conference on Agreement Technologies. Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15-16, 2012.

Jodi Schneider and Adam Wyner. “Identifying Consumers' Arguments in Text” In SWAIE 2012: Semantic Web and Information Extraction. In conjunction with EKAW 2012. October 9, 2012.  [Slides on Slideshare]

Jodi Schneider, Brian Davis, and Adam Wyner. “Dimensions of Argumentation in Social Media.” In 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012). Galway, Ireland, October 8-12, 2012.  [PDF] [Slides on Slideshare] [YouTube video of presentation]

Adam Wyner, Jodi Schneider, Katie Atkinson, and Trevor Bench-Capon. “Semi-Automated Argumentative Analysis of Online Product Reviews.” In Fourth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2012). Vienna, Austria, September 10-12, 2012. [PDF] [Slides on Slideshare]

Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, and Stefan Decker “Deletion Discussions in Wikipedia: Decision Factors and Outcomes.” In WikiSym2012. Linz, Austria, August 27-29, 2012. PDF [Slides on Slideshare] [Laymen's summary from WikiMedia research newsletter]

Jodi Schneider and Krystian Samp “Alternative Interfaces for Deletion Discussions in Wikipedia: Some Proposals Using Decision Factors. [Demo]” In WikiSym2012. Linz, Austria, August 27-29, 2012. 

Richard D Boyce, Jodi Schneider, Michael Taylor, Maria Liakata, Anita De Waard “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels Through Semantic Web Technologies.” In CSHALS. Boston, Massachusetts, February 22-25, 2012. 

Jodi Schneider “Building a Standpoints Web to Support Decision-Making in Wikipedia.” In Doctoral Colloquium, CSCW2012. Seattle, Washington, February 11-12, 2012. extended abstract (PDF) (or ACM PDF) slides poster  [Slides on Slideshare]

Jodi Schneider & Alexandre Passant, “Envisioning a Discussion Dashboard for Collective Intelligence of Web Conversations.” In Collective Intelligence as Community Discourse and Action [Workshop] at CSCW2012. Seattle, Washington, February 11, 2012. PDF [Slides on Slideshare]


Jodi Schneider & Alexandre Passant, “Arguments about Deletion: Guiding New Users in Making Good Arguments.” In WebSci2011, ACM Web Science Conference. Koblenz, Germany, June 15-17, 2011. abstract (PDF)  poster (PDF) poster (Slideshare)

Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, John G. Breslin, “Understanding and Improving Wikipedia Article Discussion Spaces.” In SAC 2011 (Web Track), TaiChung, Taiwan, March 21-25, 2011. PDF (or ACM PDF)  [Slides on Slideshare]


Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, Tudor Groza, John G. Breslin, “Argumentation 3.0: how Semantic Web technologies can improve argumentation modeling in Web 2.0 environments” In COMMA 2010, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, September 8-10, 2010.      PDF | IOS Press copy | [Slides on Slideshare]

Alexandre Passant, Antoine Zimmermann, Jodi Schneider, John G. Breslin, “A semantic framework for modelling quotes in email conversations.” In The 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Semantic Web - Services and Applications, Amman, Jordan, June 14-16, 2010.      PDF

Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, John G. Breslin, “Enhancing MediaWiki Talk pages with Semantics for Better Coordination - A Proposal.” In The Fifth Workshop on Semantic Wikis: Linking Data and People Workshop at 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete, Greece, May 31, 2010.      PDF | Slides (PDF)

Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, John G. Breslin, April 26 & 27 2010. “A Content Analysis: How Wikipedia Talk Pages Are Used.” In WebSci2010, Web Science Conference. Raleigh, NC, 2010.      PDF | Poster (Slideshare) (Also cited under its previous proceedings title “A qualitative and quantitative analysis of how Wikipedia talk pages are used”)


Nathan Yau & Jodi Schneider, “Self-Surveillance.Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Vol. 35, No. 5 June/July 2009, 24-30.

(full publications list)

Recent Refereed Presentations

Jodi Schneider and Sally Jackson, organizers, “Innovations in Reasoning and Arguing about Health ”[Conference Panel], 2nd European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Inference, Fribourg, Switzerland, June 20-23

Jodi Schneider, Graciela Rosemblat, Shabnam Tafreshi and Halil Kilicoglu “Rhetorical moves and audience considerations in the discussion sections of Randomized Controlled Trials of health interventions” [Conference Panel Presentation], 2nd European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Inference, Fribourg, Switzerland, June 22

Jodi Schneider and Uldis Bojars “Envisioning Social Applications of Library Linked Data.” Talk at European Library Automation Group (ELAG), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma, Spain, 2012-05-16. slides

The State of Wikimedia Scholarship 2009-2010: WikiSym and Beyond”; with Benjamin Mako Hill and Felipe Ortega, WikiMania 2010, Gdańsk, Poland, July 2010.

Academic Researchers in Wikimedia Communities: Ethics, Methods, and Policies”; panel organized by R. Stuart Geiger,WikiMania 2010, Gdańsk, Poland, July 2010.

Dynamics of Wikipedia Talk pages: serving the article, showing the community”,WikiMania 2010, Gdańsk, Poland, July 2010 [Abstract], Slides (Slideshare)

What We Talk About When We Talk About FRBR” with William Denton, Code4Lib 2009, Providence, RI, February 2009. [PDF] [Video]

(full talks list)

W3C Publications

Thomas Baker, Emmanuelle Bermès, Karen Coyle, Gordon Dunsire, Antoine Isaac, Peter Murray, Michael Panzer, Jodi Schneider, Ross Singer, Ed Summers, William Waites, Jeff Young and Marcia Zeng “Library Linked Data Incubator Group Final Report,” W3C Incubator Group Report, 2011-10-25.

Contributor. Daniel Vila Suero (editor), “Library Linked Data Incubator Group: Use Cases,” W3C Incubator Group Report, 2011-10-25.

Invited Talks

Jodi Schneider, Viewing universities as landscapes of scholarship, keynote, VIVO2017 Conference, New York, NY, August 4, 2017. slides

Jodi Schneider “ An Informatics Perspective on Argumentation Mining”, Communication Science Laboratory (Inui-Okazaki Lab), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan July 3, 2017

Jodi Schneider “How can the Semantic Web help us better manage scientific evidence?” Principles of Informatics Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. June 30, 2017

Jodi Schneider “Citation practices and the construction of scientific fact” European Conference on Argumentation preconference: status, relevance, and authority of facts, Fribourg, Switzerland. June 19, 2017

Jodi Schneider “What WikiCite can learn from biomedical citation networks” WikiCite 2017, Vienna, Austria, May 23, 2017. Available as PDF and slideshare.

Jodi Schneider “Acquiring and representing drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence”, RWTH Aachen Fachgruppe Informatik - Knowledge-based Systems Group, Aachen, Germany, April 25, 2016. Slides

Jodi Schneider “Acquiring and representing drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence”, eResearch Round Table, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, April 6, 2016.

Jodi Schneider “Acquiring and representing drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence”, Litman Lab, University of Pittsburgh, PA, March 29, 2016.

Jodi Schneider “Persons, documents, models: organising and structuring information for the Web,”, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, June 23, 2015.

Jodi Schneider “Synthesizing knowledge from disagreement”, University of Manchester Information Management group, Manchester, UK, May 6, 2015.

Jodi Schneider “Synthesizing knowledge from disagreement”, WI Information Access research group, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 23 2015.

Jodi Schneider “Packaging ideas: nanopublications in the humanities”, Europeana, The Hague, Netherlands, April 21, 2015.

Jodi Schneider “How Communities Curate Knowledge & How Ontologists Can Help”, EURECOM Multimedia Group, Sophia Antipolis, January 2015.

International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally, Act Globally”. Panel at at American Library Association with Gordon Dunsire, Reinhold Heuvelmann, Richard Wallis, and Neil Wilson. Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2014. (Part I of a II-part series, see also Part II)

Jodi Schneider “Making sense out of disagreement”, University of Limerick Interaction Design Centre, Limerick, Ireland, April 2012.

Jodi Schneider “Building a Standpoints Web Experiments with Library Linked Data, VU Web AI seminar series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2011.

Jodi Schneider. “Constructing knowledge through argument: Wikipedia and World Wide Argument Web”, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, California, USA, January 2011.

Selected Non-Refereed Publications & Presentations

Jodi Schneider, Richard Boyce, Jim Zheng, Barbara Folb. PROTOCOL for Possible enhancements and downstream uses of Structured Product Labeling: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016026082 Available from

Jodi Schneider, Samuel Rosko, Yifan Ning, and Richard D. Boyce. “Towards structured publishing of potential drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence. Poster presentation at: the Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program 2015 Retreat. Pittsburgh, PA, August 20, 2015. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1514991

Jodi Schneider, Bekhuis T, Tokede O, Kalenderian E, and Spallek. “ Promoting Interoperable Dental Terminologies. Poster presentation at the Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program 2015 Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA, August 20, 2015. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1514987

Jodi Schneider. “An Informatics Perspective on Argumentation Mining.” In Proceedings of Frontiers and Connections between Argumentation Theory and Natural Language Processing. Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy, July 21 - 25, 2014. [Slides (Slideshare)]

Richard Boyce, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Jyotishman Pathak, Anita De Waard, Jodi Schneider, and Maria Liakata. “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels Through Semantic Web Technologies.” Poster at 2012 Data Integration in the Life Sciences Conference. University of Maryland College Park, 2012-06-28.

Jodi Schneider, Adam Wyner, Katie Atkinson, and Trevor Bench-Capon “Identifying Arguments for Evaluation using an Argument Explorer.” Talk at London Argumentation Forum, King's College London, 2012-04-20. [Slides (PPT)] [Slides (Slideshare)]

Contributor to Wikipedia Signpost “Recent Research” section. 2011-09-26, 2011-10-31, 2011-12-26, 2012-02-27, 2012-03-26, 2012-04-30, 2012-05-28, 2012-07-30

Jodi Schneider “Building a Standpoints Web & Experiments with Library Linked Data”. Talk in VU Web & AI seminar series, Amsterdam. 2011-11-28.

Jodi Schneider “Web Science Doctoral Summer School at DERI”. Report at Web Science Trust.

Jodi Schneider “Research:Understanding Wikipedia Coordination Spaces and Costs”. Research Agenda at Wikimedia Meta-Wiki.

Alison Callahan & Jodi Schneider “Report on the 1st Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries and Readers”. In Brief section, D-Lib Magazine June/July 2011.

Jodi Schneider “Beyond the PDF.”. 2011. Ariadne Issue 66, At the Event report.

Jodi Schneider “Supporting Reading”. 2011-01-20. Beyond the PDF. San Diego, California.

Selected Manuscripts

First Year Ph.D. Report: Argumentation on the Social Semantic Web. October 2010 (recompiled December 2010). Essentially, the zeroth draft of “A Review of Argumentation for the Social Semantic Web”, which influenced its first draft, second draft, and final preprint version.

FRBRizing MARC records with the FRBR Display Tool, May 2008. [HTML] [PDF] [Supplementary Info] [Best Paper Award/ASIST Travel Award from NEASIST]


Jodi Schneider, Galen Charlton, Dan Scott, and Richard Urban “Practical Linked Data With Open Source.” LITA Full-day Preconference at American Library Association (ALA), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 27, 2014.

Jodi Schneider and Uldis Bojars and Nuno Lopes “Linked Data for Digital Libraries.” Tutorial at Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Valletta, Malta, September 22, 2013.  PDF Overview

Jodi Schneider, Michael Hausenblas, Nuno Lopes, and Stefan Decker. “Linked Data in the Digital Humanities,” Skills Workshop at Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities, Dublin, Ireland, 2012-10-25.  Description Slides on Slideshare

Professional Activities & Awards Received

Teaching at Illinois

For the fall semester 2016, I am teaching Information Organization and Access; in spring semester 2017 I am teaching Information Organization and Access as well as Information Modeling.

Workshop Organizer

Program Committee Member

Reviewer (Book Proposals)

Standardization Bodies and International Projects

Award Committees

Organizing Committees

Editorial Boards

Contributions to Doctoral Education & Evaluation

  • 2016, External Reviewer, Angela Di Iorio (advisor Marco Schaerf), PhD Program in Ingegneria Informatica [Computer Science Engineering], at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale [Department of Computer Science Engineering, Automation and Management] of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
  • PhD Thesis Committee Member, Aseel Addawood (advisor Masooda Bashir), PhD Candidate, Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016–
  • PhD Thesis Committee Member, Jinlong ‘Kenney’ Guo (advisor Catherine Blake), PhD Candidate, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016–
  • Research Assistantship Supervisor, Linh Hoang (advisor Bertram Ludäscher), PhD Candidate, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016–
  • Program Committee, PhD symposium for the ESWC 2017, May 28 - June 1, 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia

Ph.D. Dissertation & Degrees

My dissertation, “Identifying, Annotating, and Filtering Arguments and Opinions in Open Collaboration Systems”, addresses the problem of analyzing, integrating, and reconciling information in online discussions. I also have degrees in library & information science (M.S. UIUC), mathematics (M.A. UT-Austin), and liberal arts (B.A., Great Books, St. John's College).

Previous Positions

Under the NLM research participation program, I spent June and July 2016 at the National Library of Medicine.

For the academic year of 2015-2016 I was at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biomedical Informatics as a NIDCR/NLM-funded postdoctoral researcher in biomedical informatics. I worked on representing biomedical evidence in nanopublications and micropublications and on understanding evidence synthesis and data reuse in oral health. Beyond the School of Medicine, I was also associated with the Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research at Pitt's School of Dental Medicine.

2013-2015 I was a postdoc in INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée, France, in Fabien Gandon's WIMMICS research team, funded by a Marie Curie ERCIM Alain Bensoussan award.

From 2009-2013, during my Ph.D., I worked in the Social Software unit at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway under the supervision of Alexandre Passant, with funding from the Science Foundation Ireland Líon2 Project. I was the 2012 Zipf Fellow from CLIR and for 2012 was Honorary Research Associate at the University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science.

I worked in academic libraries and bookstores for 6 years before moving to Ireland's semantic web institute for my Ph.D. I continue to collaborate with cultural heritage organizations, particularly on Library Linked Data.

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