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Dr. Christophe Debruyne

Visiting Research Fellow (Computer Science)


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the ADAPT centre at Trinity College Dublin in the domain of Semantic Web and Linked Data. Before joining TCD, I was affiliated with both the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway and the Digital Repository of Ireland part of the Royal Irish Academy investigating Linked Data applications for the cultural heritage domain. I am also lecturer affiliated with the WISE Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), which is part of the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences. In 2013, I obtained a PhD in computer science with a dissertation entitled "Grounding Ontologies with Social Processes and Natural Language". In my thesis, I investigated the role of the exchange of natural language definitions of concepts (called glosses) in the social interactions that take place when a community of stakeholders is collaboratively constructing ontologies. Before that, I obtained a BSc in Applied Computer Science at Hogeschool Gent (University College Gent) in 2005, a BSc in Computer Science and a Msc in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science at the VUB in 2007 and 2009 respectively. I started working at STARLab as a developer in 2007.
 Linking datasets with Ordnance Survey Ireland's authoritative Linked Data

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ACM Member 2010
Member of IFIP WG 12.7 Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence (under TC12 Artificial Intelligence) 2010
Standardisation, Data Interoperability, and GDPR in, editor(s)Kai Jakobs , Shaping the Future Through Standardization, IGI Global, 2020, pp199 - 255, [Harshvardhan J, Pandit, Christoph Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Christophe Debruyne, Jonathan Riggio, Emma Gustafson, Declan O'Sullivan, Mathieu Vinken, Tamara Vanhaecke, Olga De Troyer, Facilitating Data Curation: a Solution Developed in the Toxicology Domain, IEEE 14th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2020, San Diego, CA, USA, February 3-5, 2020, IEEE, 2020, pp315 - 320, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Christophe Debruyne, Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, "Just-in-time" generation of datasets by considering structured representations of given consent for GDPR compliance, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2020, p3615-3640 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Christophe Debruyne, Hervé Panetto, Wided Guédria, Peter Bollen, Ioana Ciuciu, George Karabatis, Robert Meersman(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2019 Workshops - Confederated International Workshops: EI2N, FBM, ICSP, Meta4eS and SIAnA 2019, Rhodes, Greece, October 21-25, 2019, Springer, 2020, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED
Christophe Debruyne, Harshvardhan J. Pandit, David Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, Towards Generating Policy-compliant Datasets, 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Long Beach, USA, 30th January, IEEE Computer Society, 2019, pp199-203 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  DOI  URL
Christophe Debruyne, Jonathan Riggio, Olga De Troyer, Declan O'Sullivan, An Ontology for Representing and Annotating Data Flows to Facilitate Compliance Verification, IEEE Thirteen International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, Brussels, Belgium, 29th May 2019, IEEE, 2019, pp10 - 16, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, NAISC: An Authoritative Linked Data Interlinking Approach for the Library Domain, ACM/IEEE JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES (JCDL), Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, 2nd June 2019, ACM/IEEE, 2019, pp220 - 228, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Modelling the Provenance of Linked Data Interlinks for the Library Domain, MEPDaW 2019: 5th Workshop on Managing the Evolution and Preservation of the Data Web, WWW '19 Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference , San Francisco, USA, 13 May 2019, 2019, pp954 - 958, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis, GConsent - A Consent Ontology based on the GDPR, 16th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Portoroz, Slovenia, 2nd June 2019, Springer, 2019, pp270 - 282, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  DOI  URL
Dieter Roosens, Kris McGlinn, Christophe Debruyne, Using Maps for Interlinking Geospatial Linked Data, OTM Conferences 2019, Rhodes, Greede, October 21-25, 2019, 11877, Springer, 2019, pp209 - 226, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Christophe Debruyne, Linked Logainm: Publishing and Using an Authoritative Linked Data Dataset of Irish Place Names, Second International Workshop on Semantic Web for Scientific Heritage (SW4SH) at ESWC 2016, Heraklion, Greece, 30/05/2016, 2016, Isabelle Draelants, Catherine Faron Zucker, Alexandre Monnin, Arnaud Zucker, 5 - 6pp, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


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Enterprise Ireland Travel Award 2015
RDA Europe 4th Plenary Early Career Support Programme 2014
Ontology Management, Ontology Engineering, Ontology Reuse, Ontology Languages (RDFS, OWL, etc.), Semantic Web and Linked Data.