Current projects

  • MuseIT is a Horizon Europe funded project. With the broader ambition of equality, democratisation and social inclusion,  MuseIT proposes technologies that facilitate and widen access to cultural assets, and helps preserve and safeguard cultural heritage in an inclusive way.
  • Polifonia, an H2020 funded ecosystem of computational methods and tools supporting discovery, extraction, encoding, interlinking, classification, exploration of, and access to, musical heritage knowledge on the Web​.
  • grlc, an automated Linked Data API construction tool that transforms any SPARQL endpoint into an OpenAPI specification by leveraging shared queries on the Web. grlc has an active pool of 3,200 users; Elsevier, TNO and the eScience Center among them.
  • midi2rdf, an algorithm that transforms any MIDI file or MIDI event stream input into an RDF Knowledge Graph of interlinked music information. midi2rdf allowed the construction of the MIDI Linked Data Cloud, a Knowledge Graph connecting more than 10 billion RDF musical facts from MIDI files collected across the Web.

Past projects

Project participation

As a postdoctoral researcher I was involved in CLARIAH, a Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) project that aims at building a distributed infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences. I completed my PhD in 2016, with the thesis Refining Statistical Data on the Web, under the supervision of Frank van Harmelen, Stefan Schlobach and Andrea Scharnhorst (browse it, or order a printed copy). I had an unconditional support from Data Archiving and Networked Services and the eHumanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Until 2011, I developed semantic-based tools to support legal decision making at the Institute of Law and Technology.

Over the years, I have participated in various publicly funded research projects:

  • CLARIAH and CLARIAH-PLUS. Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. Funder: NWO, 2015-2018, and 2019-2023.
  • CEDAR. Census Data Open Linked: Dutch census data in a web of global cultural and historic information. Funder: KNAW, Computational Humanities Programme, 2011-2015.
  • OGRC. New OGRC solutions for policy and digital security compliance. Funder: MICINN, FEDER (IPT 430000-2010-43), 2010-2012 (INNPACTO).
  • NEURONA. Development of an intelligent system to control data protection compliance. Funder: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, Spain (TSI-200100-2008-134), 2008-2010 (AVANZA).