Thomas Steiner

Thomas Steiner is a proud dad-of-three, a Customer Solutions Engineer at Google Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain and two Master of Computer Science degrees, one from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany and the other from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG), France. His main research interests these days are the Semantic Web, Online Social Networks, Multimedia Semantics, Linked Data, and the architectural style REST. In addition to that, he works on making the Internet a better place, tweets as @tomayac, and blogs at blog.tomayac.com.

Google Publications

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    A meteoroid on steroids: ranking media items stemming from multiple social networks

    Thomas Steiner

    WWW (Companion Volume) (2013), pp. 31-34

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    Capturing the functionality of Web services with functional descriptions

    Ruben Verborgh, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, Jos De Roo, Rik Van de Walle, Joaquim Gabarró Vallés

    Multimedia Tools Appl., vol. 64 (2013), pp. 365-387

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    Distributed affordance: an open-world assumption for hypermedia

    Ruben Verborgh, Michael Hausenblas, Thomas Steiner, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle

    WWW (Companion Volume) (2013), pp. 1399-1406

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    Live topic generation from event streams

    Vuk Milicic, Giuseppe Rizzo 0002, José Luis Redondo García, Raphaël Troncy, Thomas Steiner

    WWW (Companion Volume) (2013), pp. 285-288

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    MJ no more: using concurrent wikipedia edit spikes with social network plausibility checks for breaking news detection

    Thomas Steiner, Seth van Hooland, Ed Summers

    WWW (Companion Volume) (2013), pp. 791-794

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    To crop, or not to crop: compiling online media galleries

    Thomas Steiner, Christopher Chedeau

    WWW (Companion Volume) (2013), pp. 201-202

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    A Social Description Revolution - Describing Web APIs' Social Parameters with RESTdesc

    Ruben Verborgh, Thomas Steiner, Joaquim Gabarró, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle

    AAAI Spring Symposium: Intelligent Web Services Meet Social Computing (2012)

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    Context-aware querying for multimodal search engines

    Jonas Etzold, Arnaud Brousseau, Paul Grimm, Thomas Steiner

    Proceedings of the 18th international conference on Advances in Multimedia Modeling, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012), pp. 728-739

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    I-SEARCH: a multimodal search engine based on rich unified content description (RUCoD)

    Thomas Steiner, Lorenzo Sutton, Sabine Spiller, Marilena Lazzaro, Francesco Nucci, Vincenzo Croce, Alberto Massari, Antonio Camurri, Anne Verroust-Blondet, Laurent Joyeux, Jonas Etzold, Paul Grimm, Athanasios Mademlis, Sotiris Malassiotis, Petros Daras, Apostolos Axenopoulos, Dimitrios Tzovaras

    Proceedings of the 21st international conference companion on World Wide Web, ACM, New York, NY, USA (2012), pp. 291-294

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    A Tweet Consumers' Look At Twitter Trends

    Thomas Steiner, Arnaud Brousseau, Raphael Troncy

    Workshop Making Sense of Microposts (MSM 2011) at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011), Heraklion, Crete

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    Adding Meaning to Facebook Microposts via a Mash-up API and Tracking Its Data Provenance

    Thomas Steiner, Ruben Verborgh, Joaquim Gabarro, Rik Van de Walle

    The 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP 2011)

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    Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos

    Thomas Steiner, Ruben Verborgh, Rik Van de Walle, Michael Hausenblas, Joaquim Gabarro

    Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web (DeRiVE 2011), Bonn, Germany

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    DC Proposal: Enriching Unstructured Media Content About Events to Enable Semi-Automated Summaries, Compilations, and Improved Search by Leveraging Social Networks

    Thomas Steiner

    The 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011)

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    Efficient Runtime Service Discovery and Consumption with Hyperlinked RESTdesc

    Ruben Verborgh, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, Rik Van de Walle, Joaquim Gabarro

    The 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP 2011), Salamanca, Spain

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    Fulfilling the Hypermedia Constraint Via HTTP OPTIONS, the HTTP Vocabulary In RDF, and Link Headers

    Thomas Steiner, Jan Algermissen

    Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on RESTful Design, ACM, New York, NY, USA (2011), pp. 11-14

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    How Google is using Linked Data Today and Vision For Tomorrow

    Thomas Steiner, Raphael Troncy, Michael Hausenblas

    Proceedings of Linked Data in the Future Internet at the Future Internet Assembly (FIA 2010), Ghent, December 2010

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    SemWebVid - Making Video a First Class Semantic Web Citizen and a First Class Web Bourgeois

    Thomas Steiner

    International Semantic Web Conference 2010 (ISWC2010)

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    SemWebVid - Making Video a First Class Semantic Web Citizen and a First Class Web Bourgeois - Semantic Web Challenge

    Thomas Steiner, Michael Hausenblas

    9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010)

Previous Publications

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    Adding Realtime Coverage to the Google Knowledge Graph

    Thomas Steiner, Ruben Verborgh, Raphaël Troncy, Joaquim Gabarró, Rik Van de Walle

    International Semantic Web Conference (Posters & Demos) (2012)

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    Defining aesthetic principles for automatic media gallery layout for visual and audial event summarization based on social networks

    Thomas Steiner, Ruben Verborgh, Joaquim Gabarró, Rik Van de Walle

    QoMEX (2012), pp. 27-28

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    Functional Composition of Sensor Web APIs

    Ruben Verborgh, Vincent Haerinck, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, Sofie Van Hoecke, Jos De Roo, Rik Van de Walle, Joaquim Gabarró

    SSN (2012), pp. 65-80

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    Functional descriptions as the bridge between hypermedia APIs and the Semantic Web

    Ruben Verborgh, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, Sam Coppens, Joaquim Gabarró Vallés, Rik Van de Walle

    WS-REST (2012), pp. 33-40

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    I-SEARCH: A Unified Framework for Multimodal Search and Retrieval

    Apostolos Axenopoulos, Petros Daras, Sotiris Malassiotis, Vincenzo Croce, Marilena Lazzaro, Jonas Etzold, Paul Grimm, Alberto Massari, Antonio Camurri, Thomas Steiner, Dimitrios Tzovaras

    Future Internet Assembly (2012), pp. 130-141

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    One size does not fit all: multimodal search on mobile and desktop devices with the I-SEARCH search engine

    Thomas Steiner, Marilena Lazzaro, Francesco Saverio Nucci, Vincenzo Croce, Lorenzo Sutton, Alberto Massari, Antonio Camurri, Sabine Spiller, Anne Verroust-Blondet, Laurent Joyeux

    ICMR (2012), pp. 58

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    Introducing a unified framework for content object description

    Petros Daras, Apostolos Axenopoulos, Vasilios Darlagiannis, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Xavier Le Bourdon, Laurent Joyeux, Anne Verroust-Blondet, Vincenzo Croce, Thomas Steiner, Alberto Massari, Antonio Camurri, Steeve Morin, Amar-Djalil Mezaour, Lorenzo Sutton, Sabine Spiller

    IJMIS, vol. 2 (2011), pp. 351-375