Hello! My name is Pieter Heyvaert and I'm a PhD Student at Ghent University - IDLab, imec I graduated in 2014 from Ghent University and obtained the degree "Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering".

My research interests are in the scope of the Semantic Web. More specific, I focus on improving the effectiveness of the creation and execution of knowledge graph generation rules. I contributed to more than 25 publications, including papers at international conferences and articles in international journals. Furthermore, I'm keen on deploying Semantic Web technologies in my own side projects, such as the websites that I develop and the datasets that I publish. Don't hesitate to have a look at my publications if you want to learn more. Furthermore, you can query them via a Triple Patterns Fragment interface.

A few highlights

  • YARRRML: a human readable text-based representation for declarative Linked Data generation rules.
  • RMLMapper: a library and CLI that executes RML rules to generate high quality Linked Data from multiple originally (semi-)structured data sources
  • Between Our Worlds: an initiative to provide metadata information about anime as Linked Open Data.
  • Solid Chess: a decentralized chess app build on top of Solid.
  • How a chess app interacts with Solid (blog post): detailed explanation of the interaction between Solid Chess and Solid PODs.