Computing Science Seminar. Studer on "Rule-based Programming with Linked-Data-Fu"

Computing Science Seminar. Studer on "Rule-based Programming with Linked-Data-Fu"


Linked Programs are designed for the declarative specification of applications based on web-accessible APIs to data and functionality.

Linked-Data-Fu provides a general-purpose engine that allows to perform Linked Programs (describing interactions with web resources) combining data integration, communication and interaction, reasoning and query processing.  Linked Data-Fu executes such specifications by orders of magnitude faster than a comparable Linked Data processor. The talk also introduces the interface to web resources, i.e. the Linked Data principles and the Linked Data Platform suite of standards.  Further, real use-cases are presented to show the applicability of Linked Data-Fu in different scenarios. In the beginning, selected research activities at Institutes AIFB and KSRI at KIT as well as at FZI will be outlined.


Rudi Studer is Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute AIFB. In addition, he is director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) as well as at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology. His research interests include knowledge management, Semantic Web technologies and applications, data and text mining, Big Data and Service Science.

He obtained a Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor's degree in Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Stuttgart, and in 1985 he obtained his Habilitation in Informatics at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.

He is involved in various national and international research projects, among others the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (TCRC) 'Cognition-Guided Surgery' and the EU projects XLime (crossLingual crossMedia Knowledge Extraction) and iVision (Immersive Semantics-based Virtual Environments for the Design and Validation of Human-centered Aircraft Cockpits).

Rudi Studer is former president of the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and former Editor-in-chief of the Journal Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. He is an STI International Fellow.

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