I believe in a Web on whichRuben Verborgh semantic hypermedia researcher
clients possess more intelligence
than the servers they use.
I’m a researcher in semantic hypermedia at IDLab, a group of Ghent University/imec, and a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders. I love to discuss about the Semantic Web, hypermedia clients, Web APIs, Linked Data, Web architecture, and much more. If you like these things too, then we should talk.
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.
Of course, I practice what I preach and publish my own data as Linked Open Data. You can query my data live on the Web, even across multiple datasets.
I’m involved in the following projects:
- 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.
- Free Your Metadata
- Open up your precious metadata to the Web.
- Reasoning on the Web
- Discover Semantic Web reasoning through open source projects.
- Distributed Affordance
- Create personalized links through semantics and Web APIs.
Discover the research I’m into through my recent publications:
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Computational Archival Science
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences
Proceedings of the Workshop on Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies
Multimedia Tools and Applications
Proceedings of the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference
See all my publications…