People like you and me are no longer the only consumers of the World Wide Web. Automated clients are starting to browse the Web for us. They face many obstacles, including a giant semantic gap.
My belief is that if we want to see intelligent clients, we should stop trying to build intelligent servers. We should shift our focus towards new methods of building clients that emphasize serendipitous reuse of data and functionality.
This is why I'm a postdoctoral researcher in semantic hypermedia at Multimedia Lab, a research group of iMinds and Ghent University. I love to think and discuss about the Semantic Web, hypermedia clients and APIs, Linked Data, Web architecture, and much more. If you like these things too, then we should talk.
- A hands-on Linked Data book for people
- Our new book gets metadata practitioners started with Linked Data.
- The Pragmantic Web
- The Semantic Web tried to solve too much—simple things should work first.
- WWW2014 and 25 years of Web
- At the WWW conference, Web enthusiasts envision the Web's next 25 years.
Take a look at my projects to see what I'm working on at Multimedia Lab:
- Linked Data Fragments
- Query Linked Data on a Web scale by moving intelligence to the client.
- Describe your hypermedia APIs so that automated agents can use them.
- Distributed Affordance
- Create personalized links through semantics and Web APIs.
- Free Your Metadata
- Open up your precious metadata to the Web.
- Reasoning on the Web
- Discover Semantic Web reasoning with open source projects and documentation.
Discover more about my research through my recent publications:
- Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums (2014) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- A Lightweight Provenance Pingback and Query Service for Web Publications (2014) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- The Lonesome LOD Cloud (2014) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- Extraction and Semantic Annotation of Workshop Proceedings in HTML using RML (2014) Details BibTeX Mendeley
- Painless URI dereferencing using The DataTank (2014) Details BibTeX Mendeley
See all my publications…