Alexandre Passant

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The W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator group (the SSN-XG), as one of its activities, produced an OWL 2 ontology to describe sensors and observations the SSN ontology, available at The SSN ontology can describe the capabilities of sensors, the measurement processes used and the resultant observations, and can be aligned(More)
This paper introduces MOAT, a lightweight Semantic Web framework that provides a collaborative way to let Web 2.0 content producers give meanings to their tags in a machinereadable way. To achieve this goal, this approach relies on Linked Data principles, using URIs from existing resources to define these meanings. That way, users can create interlinked RDF(More)
This paper describes the theoretical background and the implementation of dbrec, a music recommendation system built on top of DBpedia, offering recommendations for more than 39,000 bands and solo artists. We discuss the various challenges and lessons learnt while building it, providing relevant insights for people developing applications consuming Linked(More)
While free-tagging classification is widely used in social software implementations and especially in weblogs, it raises various issues regarding information retrieval. In this paper, we describe an approach that mixes folksonomies and semantic web technologies in order to solve some of these problems, and to enrich information retrieval capabilities among(More)
Over a decade after RDF has been published as a W3C recommendation, publishing open and machine-readable content on the Web has recently received a lot more attention, including from corporate and governmental bodies; notably thanks to the Linked Open Data community, there now exists a rich vein of heterogeneous RDF data published on the Web (the so-called(More)
The developed world is awash with sensors. However, they are typically locked into unimodal closed systems. To unleash their full potential, access to sensors should be opened such that their data and services can be integrated with data and services available in other information systems facilitating novel applications and services that are based on the(More)
A frequent topic discussed in the Linked Data community, especially when trying to outreach its values, is ”What can we do with all this data ?”. In this paper, we demonstrate (1) how to measure semantic distance on Linked Data in order to identify relatedness between resources, and (2) how such measures can be used to provide a new kind of self-explanatory(More)
According to a survey we recently conducted, Twitter was ranked in the top three services used by Semantic Web researchers to spread information. In order to understand how Twitter is practically used for spreading scientific messages, we captured tweets containing the official hashtags of three conferences and studied (1) the type of content that(More)