The Benefits of Linking Metadata for Internal and External users of an Audiovisual Archive

[This post describes the Master Project work of Information Science students Tim de Bruyn and John Brooks and is based on their theses] Audiovisual archives adopt structured vocabularies for their metadata management. With Semantic Web and Linked Data now becoming more and more stable and commonplace technologies, organizations are looking now at linking these vocabularies […]

Dancing and Semantics

This post describes the MSc theses of Ana-Liza Tjon-a-Pauw and Josien Jansen.  As a semantic web researcher, it is hard to sometimes not see ontologies and triples in aspects of my private life. In this case, through my contacts with dancers and choreographers, I have since a long time been interested in exploring knowledge representation […]


2021 Victor de Boer. Bringing Knowledge Graphs to the Rural Poor. Abstract accepted for presentation at Knowledge Graphs for Social Good (KG4SG) workshop at the Knowledge Graph conference 3-5-2021 [PDF] Daan Raven, Victor de Boer, Erik Esmeyer and Johan Oomen. Modeling Ontologies for Individual Artists. A Case Study of a Dutch Ceramic-Glass Sculptor. Abstract accepted […]


I teach a number of courses at the VU computer science department for the BSc. and MSc. level. I amactive in the Digital Humanities minor. I am chair of the “Docententeam” and the “Opleidingscommissie IS”. I supervise multiple PhD. students and a number of MSc. and BSc. students and My goals in supervising students is […]