Master theses

Super Charge virtual assistants with the Web of Data!

Keywords: Web of Data, automation, data discovery, data integration, data processing, virtual assistant

Supervision: Pieter Colpaert Ben De Meester

Students: max 1

Ever wanted to ask Amazon's Alexa for the next train in your station? You’re out of luck! You still have to open the NMBS app to check when you can hop on your train to your destination because virtual assistants such as Alexa, only integrate a subset of all the data that’s out there! Each dataset needs to be integrated manually which is a hard task and has to be repeated for all datasets in the Web of Data. Imagine a world where you create a virtual assistant which can automatically fetch and reuse data from all over the Web, whether it’s a small CSV file, a large data stream, or anything in between!