Olivier Corby

Olivier Corby

Veteran Researcher at Inria & I3S
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. Currently, I work on SPARQL Template, a Transformation Language for RDF. It enables us 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 also be used to set up a Linked Data Navigator. References: STTL Research Report, Demo server.
A nice introduction to our research domain (in french): Web sémantique


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 and in the Committee for Scientific Animation and Mediation at Inria Sophia Antipolis.


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



I like rock music.

Geek jokes