I am a research fellow at the Knowledge Media institute (KMi) of the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. The major common point between all my research activities is the Semantic Web, and especially methods and tools to build intelligent applications relying on formalised knowledge distributed online. I have especially been involved in the development of the Watson Semantic Web search engine, and in many applications of its APIs.
As part of several projects, I have worked on many aspects of building and exploiting the Semantic Web, including ontology building, ontology modularization, ontology matching, ontology evolution, ontology publication, etc. More recently, I have been working on aspects related to the use of semantic technologies and the Semantic Web for monitoring and managing online personal information (see for example the UCIAD project and the DATAMI application).
A major part of my activities also concerns contributing and leading activities around applying linked data technologies and principles for the Open University, and the education sector in general. These activities are carried-out through the LinkedUp project, as well as through developing and exploiting the data.open.ac.uk platform.