Projects

BESOCIAL

BESOCIAL is a cross-institutional research project, aiming to develop a sustainable strategy for archiving and preserving social media in Belgium. Heterogeneous social media content, provenance information provided by web archivists as well as preservation metadata enclosed in web archive (WARC) files characterize this use case.

RML - RMLMapper - YARRRML


DAIQUIRI

During sports events, athletes use wearables and sensors to track their performances. Currently, this data is used for coaching, yet it might be useful for covering the events as well. As such, new Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in professional sports based on sensors, wearables and video data might enrich live sports reporting. However, a platform capable of turning insightful sports data into stories for live commenters, content editors or viewers does not yet exist. The DAIQUIRI project will develop AI algorithms that address current challenges associated with data overload, sensor-video matching, dynamic captioning and multi-modal stories. The outcome will be a sensor data platform and dashboard that supports media professionals in their live sports coverage and the audiences’ viewing experiences.

RML - RMLStreamer


DiSSeCt

DiSSeCt aims to design distributed semantic software solutions and algorithms for continuous exchange of huge streams of data between different partners in specific ecosystems. By converting data to knowledge, and exchanging this knowledge in an intelligent, secure and dynamic manner, personalised and context-aware services can be offered to end-users.


DyVerSIFy

Mining sensor data can give companies valuable insights into their assets and activities. But as technology advances, analyzing and visualizing the data becomes increasingly time- and resource-intensive. The DyVerSIFy project aims to develop software components and methodologies in the domains of dynamic visualization, adaptive anomaly detection and scalability to drive dynamic, adaptive and scalable sensor analytics.

RML - RMLEditor - RMLStreamer


ESSENCE

Human perspectives into a smart city platform that collects many media types, from personal devices and public displays to augmented reality. The ultimate goal is to create interactive stories embedded in the city environment about civic actions that boost engagement in these projects.

RML - RMLStreamer


EcoDaLo

Media companies in Flanders today have fragmented consumer data, with each company maintaining its own data management platform. As a result, data remains largely undervalorized. The EcoDaLo project aims to develop a knowledge platform for publishers allowing the integration of many diverse data sources.

RML - RMLMapper - YARRRML


FAST

Complicated rules, multiple contact points, numerous forms and applications and three administrative levels: processes as common as home renovations in Flanders require a lot of manual administrative work. To streamline customer journeys and simplify processes, municipalities and other public organizations would benefit from e-government applications. However, implementing these solutions is challenging, considering the lack of well-structured content and the need to integrate legacy systems. FAST aims to tackle the challenges to e-government adoption by creating an engine to automatically generate customer journeys from existing unstructured content – the ideal collection of digital interaction points between public services, organizations and citizens – for a range of public tasks.


Hello Jenny

Hello Jenny aims to help senior citizens who have no or limited contact with friends or family. It does this by providing a smart speaker to the senior citizen which allows them to schedule a visit with their assigned buddy. An analysis is performed to determine when a senior needs a visit and suggests this to the senior if this is the case.

N3 - RML - RMLMapper


Mellon Scholarly Communication

At the basis of this project is a vision of a researcher-centric, institution-enabled scholarly communication system, aligned with the Decentralized Web concepts and technologies, in which researchers use a personal domain and associated storage space as their long-term scholarly hub, and in which the core functions of scholarly communication are fulfilled in a decoupled manner.

Comunica - Solid


PROV4ITDaTa

In PROV4ITDaTa, we create a solution that is fully transparent and has a fine-grained configuration to improve interoperability with other data models. Furthermore, the intermediate dataset generated from the source data and its provenance are FAIR resources. To achieve this, we will exploit and advance the existing open-source tools RML.io and Comunica and show its extensibility by directly applying it to the Solid ecosystem.

Comunica - Solid


Smart Water Way

The volume of roadway traffic is steadily increasing in Belgium despite the introduction of tolls. Consequently, there is a strong focus on increasing quality of life in urban areas by moving last-mile logistics (LML) to local waterways. To drive this modal shift, the SmartWaterWay project will make autonomous pallet shuttle barges cost effective in urban settings by combining low-cost onboard sensors with onshore sensors equipped at bridges, locks and bays.


Sollicimeer

Sollicimeer is a job application platform for people with a learning disability. Companies provide their job applications using a spreadsheet. It uses YARRRML, which is converted to RML, to define how knowledge graphs are generated based on the data in the spreadsheet. Next, each knowledge graph is added to the company's Solid POD. When a person wants to apply for a job the relevant application information is read from the POD and during the application the information about the person is stored in their personal POD.

RML - RMLMapper - Solid - YARRRML


Velopark

To facilitate information access to bicycle users about parking infrastructure, Fietsberaad, a pro-cycling organization managed by the Flemish government, worked together with local authorities, parking facility owners and operators in Belgium to design common framework for modeling and publishing (live) information of parking facilities. Existing data and interfaces (APIs) were reused and transformed to a common semantic data representation using RML rules in YARRRML syntax. Currently more than 30 municipalities across Belgium publish data of 2500+ parkings, made accessible to cyclists online.

RML - RMLMapper - YARRRML


i-Learn

Technical support concerning data modeling and integration for the i-Learn framework