Olivier Corby

Olivier Corby

Researcher at Université Côte d'Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S, Wimmics, SPARKS
PhD in Computer Science, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis.
Polytech - Templiers 930, Route des Colles - BP145 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
Tel: +33 4 92 96 51 71 ; mail: olivier.corby at inria.fr


My research topics are Knowledge Engineering & Semantic Web of Data. I have a special interest in Graph based Knowledge Representation, RDF/S, SPARQL. I designed a generic SPARQL interpreter, with extensions, called KGRAM that processes labeled graphs. I design FunSPARQL, a function language that enables users to define extension functions directly on top of SPARQL filter language. I design SPARQL Template, 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. References: STTL Research Report. I design an Inference Rule Language for RDF on top on SPARQL construct-where query form.
Demo server, Demo on DBpedia update history:


Université Côte d'Azur award 2015
Best paper award at IC 2015 for A Linked Data Navigator (Un navigateur pour les données liées du Web).
Best paper nominee at WEBIST 2015 for STTL: A SPARQL-based Transformation Language for RDF.

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.


I serve in the Committee for PostDoc at Inria Sophia Antipolis.


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



I like rock music.

Geek jokes