Olivier Corby

Olivier Corby

Inria Researcher, Wimmics team, Université Côte d'Azur, I3S, CNRS, SPARKS
PhD in Computer Science, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis.
Polytech - Templiers 930, Route des Colles - BP145 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
Tel: +33 4 89 15 42 48 ; mail: olivier.corby at inria.fr


My research topics are Semantic Web of Linked Data & Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. I have a special interest in Graph based Knowledge Representation, RDF/S, SPARQL.

  1. Corese: a Semantic Web factory.
  2. SPARQL Interpreter: KGRAM processes oriented labeled graphs.
  3. SPARQL Function: a programming language called LDScript that enables users to define extension functions and custom aggregates directly on top of SPARQL filter language.
  4. SPARQL Transformation: a Transformation Language for RDF. It enables users to translate RDF into HTML and to transform RDF abstract syntax trees such as OWL RDF to OWL functional syntax and SPIN to SPARQL as well as RDF to Turtle. It can be used to set up a Linked Data Navigator.
  5. SPARQL Rule: an Inference Rule Language for RDF on top on SPARQL construct-where query form. It comes with an OWL RL rule base.
  6. SPARQL Federate: a compiler to rewrite SPARQL distributed queries into SPARQL federated queries with service clauses.

Demo server, Demo on DBpedia update history:


Olivier Corby, Catherine Faron-Zucker and Fabien Gandon.
LDScript: a Linked Data Script Language
International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC, Vienna, Austria, October 2017. Spotlight paper.

Olivier Corby and Catherine Faron-Zucker.
A Transformation Language for RDF based on SPARQL
Web Information Systems and Technologies - Selected Extended Papers from WEBIST 2015. Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 2015. Best paper nominee.

Olivier Corby, Alban Gaignard, Catherine Faron-Zucker, and Johan Montagnat.
KGRAM Versatile Data Graphs Querying and Inference Engine
In Proc. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Macau, December 2012.


PhD Students


Designer of Corese/KGRAM Semantic Web Factory.


Member of W3C SPARQL 1.1 and RDF Working Groups.


Master course on Semantic Web at EPU Nice - Sophia Antipolis where I also teach Knowledge Engineering. I participated to a MOOC on Semantic Web. In the past: Semantic Web in Licence Pro at IUT Nice-Sophia Antipolis, ENSI Bourges, UTT Troyes, ENTP Lyon.

Research Administration

Member of the scientific board of Networks, Information and Digital Society Academy (RISE).
Member of the scientific and pedagocical board of Digital Systems for Humans Graduate School.
Member of the committee for PostDoc and visiting scientist at Inria Sophia Antipolis.


I was member of Edelweiss (Interim Leader, 2008-2011) & Acacia team.



I like rock music.

Geek jokes