Ben De Meester

SERIF

The Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format

SERIF is a semantic interchange format for educational assessments, as used in the EduTab project. The content used in the EduTab project consists of educational material, such as multiple choice questions & open questions.

SERIF's specification is defined here, with published ontology published here.

SERIF's underlying data model is based on the IMS QTI model from the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Current publications about SERIF:

eAuthor logo

The authoring environment for advanced e-books

eAuthor is a proof-of-concept digital publishing authoring environment. eAuthor follows a strict division between 'content', 'structure', and 'layout'. Its uses HTML5 as base content format.

eAuthor's back-end considers every element of a publication — whether it being a piece of text, an image, a video, or an interactive widget — as a generic 'content block'. This homogeneous handling of heterogeneous content makes eAuthor fit for future advanced e-books.

Furthermore, in its next version, eAuthor supported custom defined data models, which resulted in an extra 'vocabulary' view.

Current publications about eAuthor:

The Function Ontology

An Ontology to Semantically Declare and Describe Functions

More info is available at the specification, or the published ontology.

Current publications about the Function Ontology:

  • An Ontology to Semantically Declare and Describe Functions [paper, poster]
  • Discovering and Using Functions via Content Negotiation [paper, poster]

Publications

@InProceedings{arndt_ruleml_industry_2015,
  author    = {Arndt, D\"orthe and De Meester, Ben and Bonte, Pieter and Schaballie, Jeroen and Bhatti, Jabran and Dereuddre, Wim and Verborgh, Ruben and Ongenae, Femke and De Turck, Filip and Van de Walle, Rik and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an {eHealth} Context},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International Web Rule Symposium: Industry Track},
  year      = {2015},
  volume    = {9202},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {465--472},
  month     = aug,
  _publisher = {Springer},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.08.03},
  _url       = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-21542-6_31},
}

@InProceedings{arndt_owled_2015,
  author    = {Arndt, D\"orthe and De Meester, Ben and Bonte, Pieter and Schaballie, Jeroen and Bhatti, Jabran and Dereuddre, Wim and Verborgh, Ruben and Ongenae, Femke and De Turck, Filip and Van de Walle, Rik and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {Improving {OWL RL} reasoning in {N3} by using specialized rules},
  booktitle = {Ontology Engineering: 12th International Experiences and Directions Workshop on OWL},
  year      = {2016},
  _editor    = {Tamma, Valentina and Dragoni, Mauro and Gon\c{c}alves, Rafael and {\L}awrynowicz, Agnieszka},
  volume    = {9557},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {93--104},
  month     = apr,
  _publisher = {Springer},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-33245-1_10},
  _file      = {:https\://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-33245-1_10:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, ReasoningValidation, bjdmeest},
  isbn      = {978-3-319-33245-1},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.10.09},
  _url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33245-1_10},
}

@InProceedings{arndt_ruleml_2017,
  author    = {Arndt, D\"orthe and De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {Using Rule Based Reasoning for {RDF} Validation},
  booktitle = {RuleML+RR},
  year      = {2017},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-61252-2_3},
  _file      = {:arndt_ruleml_2017.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, ReasoningValidation, paper-2018-phd-eswc, bjdmeest, paper-2018-unshacled-requirements},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.07.12},
  _url       = {https://ruben.verborgh.org/publications/arndt_rulemlrr_2017/},
}

@InProceedings{bonte_ore_2015,
  author    = {Bonte, Pieter and Ongenae, Femke and Schaballie, Jeroen and De Meester, Ben and Arndt, D\"orthe and Dereuddre, Wim and Bhatti, Jabran and Verstichel, Stijn and Verborgh, Ruben and Van de Walle, Rik and Mannens, Erik and De Turck, Filip},
  title     = {Evaluation and Optimized Usage of {OWL} 2 Reasoners in an Event-based {eHealth} Context},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th OWL Reasoner Evaluation (ORE) Workshop},
  year      = {2015},
  volume    = {1387},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  pages     = {1--7},
  address   = {Athens, Greece},
  month     = jun,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.06.06},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1387/paper_6.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2018High,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben},
  title     = {{High Quality Schema and Data Transformations for Linked Data Generation}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC): Doctoral Consortium},
  year      = {2018},
  comment   = {not in biblio},
  groups    = {bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2018.10.10},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2015e,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Arndt, D\"{o}rthe and Bonte, Pieter and Bhatti, Jabran and Dereuddre, Wim and Verborgh, Ruben and Ongenae, Femke and De Turck, Filip and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Event-Driven Rule-Based Reasoning using {EYE}},
  booktitle = {Joint Proceedings of SSN-TC and OrdRing 2015},
  year      = {2015},
  _editor    = {Calbimonte, Jean-Paul and Celino, Irele and Della Valle, Emanuele and Dell{{\'{A}}}glio, daniele and Kr\"{o}tzsch, Markus and Schlobach, Stefan},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  pages     = {75--86},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  comment   = {ISSN: 1613-0073, in biblio},
  _file      = {:http\://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1488/paper-08.pdf:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.10.10},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1488/paper-08.pdf},
}

@Article{DeMeester2015,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and De Neve, Wesley and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Interlinking Books with the World: Using the {S}emantic {W}eb to Create Books as Reliable, Machine-Understandable Information Service Providers},
  journal   = {Books in Browsers},
  year      = {2015},
  volume    = {18},
  number    = {1},
  pages     = {1--6},
  month     = feb,
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  publisher = {Journal of Electronic Publishing},
  timestamp = {2015.02.04},
  _url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0018.114},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2015d,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and De Vocht, Laurens and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking them using {StoryBlink}},
  booktitle = {NLPDBpedia at ISWC2015},
  year      = {2015},
  _editor    = {Paulheim, Heiko and van Erp, Marieke and Filipowska, Agata and Mendes, Pablo N. and B\"{u}mmer, Martin},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _file      = {:DeMeester2015d.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.10.10},
  _url       = {https://nlpdbpedia2015.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/nlpdbpedia_2015_submission_1.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2015c,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and De Vocht, Laurens and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {StoryBlink -- a Semantic Web Approach for Linking Stories},
  booktitle = {P\&D at ISWC2015},
  year      = {2015},
  _editor    = {Villata, Serena and Pan, Jeff Z. and Dragoni, Mauro},
  volume    = {1496},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  pages     = {1--4},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  comment   = {ISSN 1613-0073, in biblio},
  _file      = {:http\://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1486/paper_48.pdf:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.10.10},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1486/paper_48.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{demeester2014adigitalfirst,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and Vander Sande, Miel and Van Campen, Jelle and Van Impe, Bram and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {{{A Digital-First Authoring Environment for Enriched e-Books using EPUB 3}}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 18th Int'l. Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB)},
  year      = {2014},
  pages     = {68--77},
  address   = {Thessaloniki, Greece},
  month     = jun,
  comment   = {ISBN: 978-1-61499-408-4 (print) | 978-1-61499-409-1 (online), in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.3233/978-1-61499-409-1-68},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2014.06.01},
  _url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-409-1-68},
}

@Article{demeester2014adigitalfirst-ISU,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and Vander Sande, Miel and Van Campen, Jelle and Van Impe, Bram and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {{{A Digital-First Authoring Environment for Enriched e-Books using EPUB 3}}},
  journal   = {Information Services and Use},
  year      = {2014},
  volume    = {34},
  number    = {3-4},
  pages     = {259--268},
  month     = dec,
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.3233/ISU-140748},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  keywords  = {Authoring environment, EPUB 3, Open Web standards},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2014.10.01},
  _url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/ISU-140748},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2015a,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Reconnecting Digital Publications to the Web using their Spatial Information},
  booktitle = {Compagion Proceedings of World Wide Web 2015 Conference (WWW)},
  year      = {2015},
  pages     = {749--754},
  address   = {Firenze, Italy},
  month     = may,
  _publisher = {ACM},
  comment   = {ISBN 978-1-4503-3473-0, in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1145/2740908.2741714},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.05.26},
  _url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2740908.2741714},
}

@TechReport{fno,
  author      = {De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia},
  title       = {{T}he {F}unction {O}ntology},
  institution = {Ghent University -- imec -- IDLab},
  year        = {2016},
  type        = {{U}nofficial {D}raft},
  day         = {06},
  groups      = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner       = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp   = {2016.10.06},
  url         = {https://w3id.org/function/spec},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2017Vocabulary,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Maroy, Wouter and Kontokostas, Dimitris and Verborgh, Ruben and Lehmann, Jens and Mannens, Erik and Hellman, Sebastian},
  title     = {A Vocabulary-Independent Generation Framework for DBpedia and beyond},
  booktitle = {ISWC 2017 Posters \& Demonstrations and Industry Tracks},
  year      = {2017},
  _editor    = {Nikita, Nadeschda and Song, Dezhao and Fokoue, Achille and Haase, Peter},
  volume    = {1963},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  address   = {Vienna, Austria},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  abstract  = {The DBpedia Extraction Framework, the generation framework behind one of the Linked Open Data cloud’s central hubs, has
limitations which lead to quality issues with the dbpedia dataset. Therefore, we provide a new take on its Extraction Framework that allows for
a sustainable and general-purpose Linked Data generation framework by
adapting a semantic-driven approach. The proposed approach decouples,
in a declarative manner, the extraction, transformation, and mapping
rules execution. This way, among others, interchanging different schema
annotations is supported, instead of being coupled to a certain ontology
as it is now, because the DBpedia Extraction Framework allows only
generating a certain dataset with a single semantic representation. In
this paper, we shed more light to the added value that this aspect brings.
We provide an extracted dbpedia dataset using a different vocabulary,
and give users the opportunity to generate a new dbpedia dataset using
a custom combination of vocabularies.},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  issn      = {1613-0073},
  keywords  = {DBpedia, FnO, Generation, Linked Data, RML},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.10.24},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1963/paper582.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2016b,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {Discovering and {U}sing {F}unctions via {C}ontent {N}egotiation},
  booktitle = {15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters \& Demonstrations Track},
  year      = {2016},
  _editor    = {Kawamura, Takahiro and Paulheim, Heiko},
  volume    = {1690},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  comment   = {ISSN 16130073, in biblio},
  _file      = {:http\://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1690/paper110.pdf:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  keywords  = {Content Negotiation, Function, Linked Data},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2016.10.16},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1690/paper110.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2017Detailed,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, E.},
  title     = {Detailed Provenance Capture of Data Processing},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the First Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science (SemSci)},
  year      = {2017},
  _editor    = {Garijo, Daniel and van Hage, Willem Robert and Kauppinen, Tomi and Kuhn, Tobias and Zhao, Jun},
  volume    = {1931},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  pages     = {31--38},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  abstract  = {A large part of Linked Data generation entails processing the
raw data. However, this process is only documented in human-readable
form or as a software repository. This inhibits reproducibility and comparability,
as current documentation solutions do not provide detailed
metadata and rely on the availability of specific software environments.
This paper proposes an automatic capturing mechanism for interchangeable
and implementation independent metadata and provenance that
includes data processing. Using declarative mapping documents to describe
the computational experiment allows automatic capturing of termlevel
provenance for both schema and data transformations, and for both
the used software tools as the input-output pairs of the data processing
executions. This approach is applied to mapping documents described
using rml and fno, and implemented in the rmlmapper. The captured
metadata can be used to more easily share, reproduce, and compare the
dataset generation process, across software environments.},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, paper-2018-phd-eswc, bjdmeest},
  issn      = {1613-0073},
  keywords  = {Computational Experiment, Data Processing, FnO, Provenance, RML},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.10.22},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1931/#paper-05},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2016,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {An {O}ntology to {S}emantically {D}eclare and {D}escribe {F}unctions},
  booktitle = {The Semantic Web: ESWC 2016 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 -- June 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
  year      = {2016},
  _editor    = {Sack, Harald and Rizzo, Giuseppe and Steinmetx, Nadine and Mladeni\'{c}, Dunja and Auer, S\"{o}ren and Lange, Christoph},
  volume    = {9989},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {46--49},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {Springer},
  comment   = {ISBN: 978-3-319-47601-8, in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-47602-5_10},
  _file      = {:DeMeester2016.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, paper-2018-phd-eswc, bjdmeest},
  isbn      = {978-3-319-47602-5},
  keywords  = {Application, Function, Ontology, Semantic Web},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2016.06.02},
  _url       = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-47602-5_10},
}

@InProceedings{demeester2014creatingdiscoverable,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and De Nies, Tom and Dimou, Anastasia and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Creating Discoverable Learning Content Using a User-Friendly Authoring Environment},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Linked Learning meets LinkedUp Workshop: Learning and Education with the Web of Data (LILE)},
  year      = {2014},
  _editor    = {Dietze, Stefan and d'Aquin, Mathieu and Herder, Eelco and Gesevic, Dragan},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  pages     = {1--6},
  address   = {Riva del Garda, Italy},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  comment   = {ISSN (ceur): 1613-0073, in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  keywords  = {Authoring Environment, EPUB 3, Linked Learning},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2014.10.30},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1254/2_meester.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2015b,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and De Nies, Tom and Verborgh, Ruben and Salliau, Frank and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {{SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format}},
  booktitle = {LINKED2015 at ISWC2015},
  year      = {2015},
  _editor    = {Dietze, Stefan and Sack, Harald and Simperl, Elena and Vidal, Maria-Esther and Peroni, Silvio},
  month     = oct,
  abstract  = {More and more users obtain new knowledge using e-learning systems,
	and often assess their understanding of this new knowledge using
	corresponding assessment items. However, the distribution of content
	items and assessment items in a learning object is tightly bound.
	To publish assessment items, independently of the corresponding content
	items, it is required to wrap these assessment items into separate
	learning objects, which introduces a large overhead. Moreover, current
	learning objects are closely coupled with their execution environment.
	A stand-alone and lightweight format to describe assessment items
	is needed. This way their publication is facilitated and their discoverability
	can be increased. This paper proposes some important features for
	such a format and introduces SERIF: a Semantic ExeRcise Interchange
	Format, whose underlying data model is based on the QTI data model,
	and that can be distributed into different RDF serializations. SERIF
	was applied successfully in three proof-of-concept applications,
	where we assessed how SERIF is decoupled from the execution environment
	and extendable to other content and interaction types. In future
	work, we will exploit its defined semantics for automatic discovery
	and combination of assessment items.},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _file      = {:https\://linked2015.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/linked_2015_paper_2.pdf:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, paper-2018-call, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.10.10},
  _url       = {https://linked2015.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/linked_2015_paper_2.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{demeester_voila_2018,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Heyvaert, Pieter and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben},
  title     = {Towards a Uniform User Interface for Editing Data Shapes},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data},
  year      = {2018},
  month     = oct,
  groups    = {bjdmeest, ReasoningValidation},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2018.07.17},
}

@InProceedings{DeMeester2018Interoperable,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Lieber, Sven and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben},
  title     = {{Interoperable User Tracking Logs using Linked Data for improved Learning Analytics}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 19th International CALL Research Conference},
  year      = {2018},
  abstract  = {Learning analytics can provide adaptive learning and performance support by analyzing user
tracking logs. However, data-driven learning is usually confined to a specific context (e.g.,
learning English within one application), and thus not interoperable across systems or domains. In this paper, we investigate ways to improve integration of data across applications
and educational domains, by means of Linked Data, using existing standards such as the
Experience API. Using JSON-LD, existing Learning Record Store tools can be used to store
the tracking logs, which are then interpreted and aligned as Linked Data. We have applied
the solution in an initial data capture resulting in more than two million statements spanning two different applications. This way, we aim to enrich adaptive learning and performance support across contexts},
  comment   = {not in biblio},
  groups    = {bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2018.07.04},
}

@InProceedings{demeester_eswc_2017,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Maroy, Wouter and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {Declarative Data Transformations for {Linked Data} Generation: the case of {DBpedia}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th ESWC},
  year      = {2017},
  _editor    = {Blomqvist, Eva and Maynard, D. and Gangemi, Aldo and Hoekstra, R. and Hitzler, Pascal and Hartig, Olaf},
  volume    = {10250},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {33--48},
  month     = may,
  _publisher = {Springer, Cham},
  comment   = {in biblio, not P1?},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-58451-5_3},
  _file      = {:demeester_eswc_2017.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, DBmedia, paper-2018-phd-eswc, bjdmeest},
  isbn      = {978-3-319-58450-8, 978-3-319-58451-5},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.05.07},
  _url       = {https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-58451-5_3},
}

@InProceedings{demeester_eswc_demo_2017,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Maroy, Wouter and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {{RML and FnO:} Shaping {DBpedia} Declaratively},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos},
  year      = {2017},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {172--177},
  month     = may,
  _publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-70407-4_32},
  _file      = {:demeester_eswc_demo_2017.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, DBmedia, bjdmeest},
  isbn      = {978-3-319-70407-4},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.05.08},
  _url       = {https://ruben.verborgh.org/publications/demeester_eswc_demo_2017/},
}

@InProceedings{4378019,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Verborgh, Ruben and Pauwels, Pieter and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Improving Multimedia Analysis through Semantic Integration of Services},
  booktitle = {4th FTRA International Conference on Advanced IT, engineering and Management, Abstracts},
  year      = {2014},
  pages     = {2},
  month     = feb,
  _publisher = {Future Technology Research Association (FTRA)},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  keyword   = {multimedia analysis,web services,semantic reasoning},
  language  = {eng},
  location  = {Jeju, South Korea},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2014.02.01},
}

@Article{demeester2015towardsrobust,
  author    = {De Meester, Ben and Verborgh, Ruben and Pauwels, Pieter and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Towards Robust and Reliable Multimedia Analysis through Semantic Integration of Services},
  journal   = {Multimedia Tools and Applications},
  year      = {2016},
  volume    = {75},
  number    = {22},
  pages     = {14019--14038},
  month     = nov,
  issn      = {1573-7721},
  comment   = {First online 20/01/2015, in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1007/s11042-014-2445-9},
  _file      = {:http\://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042-014-2445-9:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  keywords  = {multimedia analysis, reasoning cycle, semantic reasoning, Web services},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.01.14},
  _url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-014-2445-9},
}

@InProceedings{4378014,
  author    = {De Nies, Tom and Verborgh, Ruben and Vander Sande, Miel and De Meester, Ben and Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and Dimou, Anastasia and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Towards Decentralized Annotations in Digital Books and on the {W}eb},
  booktitle = {W3C Workshop on Annotations, Abstracts},
  year      = {2014},
  pages     = {2},
  month     = apr,
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  keyword   = {Annotations,digital books},
  language  = {eng},
  location  = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
  owner     = {tdnies},
  timestamp = {2014.04.01},
  _url       = {http://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/submissions/2014.04-W3CAnnotations-Towards\_Decentralized\_Annotations\_in\_Digital\_Books\_and\_on\_the\_Web.pdf},
}

@Patent{patent_15202196-0-1955,
  nationality = {BE},
  number      = {15202196.0-1955},
  yearfiled   = {2016},
  author      = {Dereuddre, Wim and Bhatti, Jabran and Crombez, Pieter and Verborgh, Ruben and Arndt, D\"orthe and De Meester, Ben},
  title       = {Task management system and method for assigning tasks in a task management system},
  groups      = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner       = {bjdmeest},
  status      = {patent pending},
  timestamp   = {2017.01.06},
}

@InProceedings{Dimou2018What,
  author    = {Dimou, Anastasia and Heyvaert, Pieter and De Meester, Ben and Verborgh, Ruben},
  title     = {What Factors Influence the Design of a Linked Data Generation Algorithm?},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2018)},
  year      = {2018},
  volume    = {2073},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  _publisher = {CEUR-WS.org},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _file      = {:Dimou2018What.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {paper-2018-unshacled-requirements, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2018.04.23},
}

@InProceedings{ghaem_sigarchian_lisc_2014,
  author    = {Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and Verborgh, Ruben and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {EPUB3 for Integrated and Customizable Representation of a Scientific Publication and its Associated Resources},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Linked Science},
  year      = {2014},
  pages     = {1--11},
  address   = {Riva del Garda, Italy},
  month     = oct,
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2014.10.30},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1282/lisc2014_submission_3.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{GhaemSigarchian2015,
  author    = {Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and Verborgh, Ruben and Salliau, Frank and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling},
  year      = {2015},
  volume    = {9445},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {105--116},
  month     = nov,
  _publisher = {Springer},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.11.30},
  _url       = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-27036-4_10},
}

@InProceedings{ghaem_sigarchian_icel_2015,
  author    = {Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and De Meester, Ben and De Nies, Tom and Verborgh, Ruben and Salliau, Frank and De Neve, Wesley and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Towards Making {EPUB} 3-Based e-TextBooks a First-Class Mobile Learning Environment},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on e-Learning},
  year      = {2015},
  month     = jun,
  _publisher = {ACPIL},
  comment   = {ISBN: 1910810258 9781910810255, in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2015.06.25},
  _url       = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280881124_Towards_Making_EPUB_3-based_e-TextBooks_a_First-Class_Mobile_Learning_Environment},
}

@InProceedings{Heyvaert2018Declarative,
  author    = {Heyvaert, Pieter and De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben},
  title     = {{Declarative Rules for Linked Data Generation at your Fingertips!}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th ESWC: Posters and Demos},
  year      = {2018},
  abstract  = {Linked Data is often generated based on a set of declarative rules using languages such as R2RML and RML. These languages
are built with machine-processability in mind. It is thus not always straightforward for users to define or understand rules written in these
languages, preventing them from applying the desired annotations to the
data sources. In the past, graphical tools were proposed. However, next
to users who prefer a graphical approach, there are users who desire to
understand and define rules via a text-based approach. For the latter,
we introduce an enhancement to their workflow. Instead of requiring
users to manually write machine-processable rules, we propose writing
human-friendly rules, and generate machine-processable rules based on
those human-friendly rules. At the basis is YARRRML: a human-readable
text-based representation for declarative generation rules. We propose a
novel browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) called
“Matey”, showcasing the enhanced workflow. In this work, we describe our
demo. Users can experience first hand how to generate triples from data in
different formats by using YARRRML’s representation of the rules. The
actual machine-processable rules remain completely hidden when editing.
Matey shows that writing human-friendly rules enhances the workflow
for a broader range of users. As a result, more desired annotations will 
be added to the data sources which leads to more desired Linked Data.},
  comment   = {not in biblio},
  groups    = {bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2018.06.07},
}

@Article{Heyvaert2018Specification,
  author    = {Heyvaert, Pieter and Dimou, Anastasia and De Meester, Ben and Seymoens, Tom and Herregodts, Aron-Levi and Verborgh, Ruben and Schuurman, Dimitrie and Mannens, Erik},
  title     = {Specification and implementation of mapping rule visualization and editing: {MapVOWL} and the {RMLEditor}},
  journal   = {Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web},
  year      = {2018},
  volume    = {49},
  pages     = {31--50},
  month     = mar,
  abstract  = {Visual tools are implemented to help users in defining how to generate Linked Data from raw data. This is
possible thanks to mapping languages which enable detaching mapping rules from the implementation
that executes them. However, no thorough research has been conducted so far on how to visualize
such mapping rules, especially if they become large and require considering multiple heterogeneous
raw data sources and transformed data values. In the past, we proposed the RMLEditor, a visual graphbased user interface, which allows users to easily create mapping rules for generating Linked Data from
raw data. In this paper, we build on top of our existing work: we (i) specify a visual notation for graph
visualizations used to represent mapping rules, (ii) introduce an approach for manipulating rules when
large visualizations emerge, and (iii) propose an approach to uniformly visualize data fraction of raw data
sources combined with an interactive interface for uniform data fraction transformations. We perform
two additional comparative user studies. The first one compares the use of the visual notation to present
mapping rules to the use of a mapping language directly, which reveals that the visual notation is
preferred. The second one compares the use of the graph-based RMLEditor for creating mapping rules
to the form-based RMLx Visual Editor, which reveals that graph-based visualizations are preferred to
create mapping rules through the use of our proposed visual notation and uniform representation of
heterogeneous data sources and data values.},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1016/j.websem.2017.12.003},
  _file      = {:Heyvaert2018Specification.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, paper-2018-unshacled-requirements, bjdmeest},
  keywords  = {Graph, Linked Data, Mapping rule, MapVOWL, RMLEditor},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  publisher = {Elsevier {BV}},
  timestamp = {2018.03.27},
}

@InProceedings{Lieber2018Linked,
  author    = {Lieber, Sven and De Meester, Ben and Dimou, Anastasia and Verborgh, Ruben},
  title     = {{Linked Data Generation for Adaptive Learning Analytics Systems}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of LILE2018 -- Learning \& Education with Web Data},
  year      = {2018},
  comment   = {not in biblio},
  groups    = {bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2018.05.27},
}

@InProceedings{maroy_iswc_2017,
  author    = {Maroy, Wouter and Dimou, Anastasia and Kontokostas, Dimitris and De Meester, Ben and Verborgh, Ruben and Lehmann, Jens and Mannens, Erik and Hellmann, Sebastian},
  title     = {Sustainable Linked Data Generation: The Case of {DBpedia}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 16th International Semantic Web Conference: In-Use Track},
  year      = {2017},
  _editor    = {d'Amato, Claudia and Fernandez, Miriam and Tamma, Valentina and Lecue, Freddy and Cudr{\'e}-Mauroux, Philippe and Sequeda, Juan and Lange, Christoph and Heflin, Jeff},
  volume    = {10588},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {297--313},
  address   = {Vienna, Austria},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {Springer, Cham},
  comment   = {in biblio, not P1?},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-68204-4_28},
  _file      = {:maroy_iswc_2017.pdf:PDF},
  groups    = {IDLab, DBmedia, paper-2018-phd-eswc, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.10.23},
}

@InProceedings{Tommasini2017Representing,
  author    = {Tommasini, Riccardo and De Meester, Ben and Heyvaert, Pieter and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Della Valle, Emanuele},
  title     = {Representing Dockerfiles in {RDF}},
  booktitle = {ISWC 2017 Posters \& Demonstrations and Industry Tracks},
  year      = {2017},
  _editor    = {Nikita, Nadeschda and Song, Dezhao and Fokoue, Achille and Haase, Peter},
  volume    = {1963},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  address   = {Vienna, Austria},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  abstract  = {Containers – lightweight, stand-alone software executables –
are everywhere. Industries exploit container managers to orchestrate
complex cloud infrastructures and researchers in academia use them to
foster reproducibility of computational experiments. Among existing solutions,
Docker is the de facto standard in the container industry. In this
paper, we advocate the value of applying the Linked Data paradigm to
the container ecosystem’s building scripts, as it will allow adding additional
knowledge, ease decentralized references, and foster interoperability.
In particular we defined a vocabulary Dockeronto that allows to
semantically annotate Dockerfiles},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, paper-2018-phd-eswc, bjdmeest},
  issn      = {1613-0073},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2017.10.24},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1963/paper528.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{Verborgh2014,
  author    = {Verborgh, Ruben and Hartig, Olaf and De Meester, Ben and Haesendonck, Gerald and De Vocht, Laurens and Vander Sande, Miel and Cyganiak, Richard and Colpaert, Pieter and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Low-Cost Queryable Linked Data through Triple Pattern Fragments},
  booktitle = {International Semantic Web Conference 2014},
  year      = {2014},
  volume    = {1272},
  _series    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  pages     = {13--16},
  address   = {Riva Del Garda, Italy},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {CEUR},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2014.10.30},
  _url       = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1272/paper_10.pdf},
}

@InProceedings{verborgh2014querying,
  author    = {Verborgh, Ruben and Hartig, Olaf and De Meester, Ben and Haesendonck, Gerald and De Vocht, Laurens and Vander Sande, Miel and Cyganiak, Richard and Colpaert, Pieter and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title     = {Querying datasets on the {W}eb with high availability},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference},
  year      = {2014},
  _editor    = {Mika, Peter and Tudorache, Tania and Bernstein, Abraham and Welty, Chris and Knoblock, Craig and Vrande{\v{c}}i{\'{c}}, Denny and Groth, Paul and Noy, Natasha and Janowicz, Krzysztof and Goble, Carole},
  volume    = {8796},
  _series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  pages     = {180--196},
  month     = oct,
  _publisher = {Springer},
  comment   = {ISBN: 978-3-319-11963-2, in biblio},
  _doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-11964-9_12},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {rverborgh},
  timestamp = {2014.10.30},
  _url       = {http://linkeddatafragments.org/publications/iswc2014.pdf},
}

@Article{verborgh_jws_2016,
  author    = {Verborgh, Ruben and Vander Sande, Miel and Hartig, Olaf and Van Herwegen, Joachim and De Vocht, Laurens and De Meester, Ben and Haesendonck, Gerald and Colpaert, Pieter},
  title     = {{Triple Pattern Fragments:} a Low-cost Knowledge Graph Interface for the {Web}},
  journal   = {Journal of Web Semantics},
  year      = {2016},
  volume    = {37--38},
  pages     = {184--206},
  month     = mar,
  issn      = {1570-8268},
  comment   = {in biblio},
  _doi       = {doi:10.1016/j.websem.2016.03.003},
  _file      = {:http\://linkeddatafragments.org/publications/jws2016.pdf:URL},
  groups    = {IDLab, bjdmeest},
  owner     = {bjdmeest},
  timestamp = {2016.03.21},
  _url       = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570826816000214},
}