Leslie F. Sikos, Ph.D. is a Semantic Web researcher at Flinders University, South Australia, specializing in knowledge representation, ontology engineering, and Linked Data. Living on the cutting edge of Internet technologies, he is a member of leading professional organizations, including the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society, and the Unicode Consortium. He is an invited editor and journal reviewer actively contributing to the development of open standards, and regularly works with the world’s leading publishing experts from Springer and Apress. Dr. Sikos is the author of 15 computer books, including “Web Standards”, an Amazon.com best seller. When he is not working, he enjoys reading, playing the organ, and cycling.
- Machine-readable metadata: RDFa, HTML5 Microdata, and JSON-LD in well-formed polyglot (X)HTML5; knowledge representation with RDF
- Ontology Engineering: building thesauri, controlled vocabularies, and ontologies using RDFS, OWL, and SKOS, especially in the multimedia domain
- Linked Open Data: converting unstructured documents to structured data, interlinking machine-readable statements, and publishing their datasets with an open license; Natural Language Processing leveraging Linguistic Linked Open Data
Upcoming Conference Talks
- Knowledge-Driven Video Information Retrieval with LOD: From Semi-Structured to Structured Video Metadata will be presented at ESAIR’15 on October 23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.
- Sikos, L. F. Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web: From HTML5 Microdata to Linked Open Data. Apress Media, LLC, New York, NY, USA, 2015; ISBN 978-1-4842-1050-5