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Ruben Verborgh

I believe in a Web on which
clients possess more intelligence
than the servers they use.

Ruben Verborgh semantic hypermedia researcher

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.


If you’re into Linked Data, Web APIs, REST, JavaScript, communication, research, or if you’re just curious, check out my latest blog posts:


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:

See all my publications…