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.
- Towards Web-scale Web querying
- The quest for intelligent clients starts with simple servers that scale.
- My PhD on semantic hypermedia
- By combining semantics and hypermedia, we can create smarter clients.
- Apologies for cross-posting
- Communication habits sometimes achieve the opposite of what we want.
To see what I'm working on at Multimedia Lab, take a look at my projects:
- Describe your hypermedia APIs so that automated agents can use them.
- 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:
- Serendipitous Web Applications through Semantic Hypermedia (2014) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- Survey of Semantic Description of REST APIs (2014) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- SAMuS: Service-oriented architecture for multi-sensor surveillance in smart homes (2014) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- Semantics and Hypermedia Are Each Other’s Solution (2013) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
- Connecting Web APIs and Linked Data through Semantic, Functional Descriptions (2013) Details PDF BibTeX Mendeley
See all my publications…