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Graham Klyne Research Software Engineer

Graham Klyne

Research Software Engineer


Graham Klyne graduated in Mathematical Studies (Applied Maths) from the University of Bath, then worked as a commercial software developer for process control, motion capture, mechanical design, networking and other applications for over 25 years. He also authored or contributed to Internet standards (IETF) for Internet fax, content negotiation, email, URIs, and Web standards (W3C) for RDF, and provenance.

In Oxford, Graham has supported work on linked data for research in bioinformatics, classical art, scientific workflows, digital music, historical places and generally in research data management. He is currently creating a "Linked Data Notebook" software system ( to make it easier for non-programmers to create and experiment with web linked data.

Skype: @gklyne


De Roure D, Klyne G, Pybus J, Weigl D, Page K. Music SOFA: An architecture for semantically informed recomposition of Digital Music Objects. 2018;

Klyne G, Willoughby C, Page K. Annalist: A practical tool for creating, managing and sharing evolving linked data. 2016;

De Roure D, Klyne G, Page KR, Pybus J, Weigl DM, Wilcoxson M, et al. Plans and performances: Parallels in the production of science and music. 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on e-Science (e-Science). 2016;185–92.

Bird C, Coles S, Garrelfs I, Griffin T, Hagdorn M, Klyne G, et al. Using Metadata Actively. IJDC. 2016;11(1):76–85.

De Roure D, Klyne G, Page K, Pybus J, Weigl D. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on digital libraries for musicology. 2015;2015-:17–20.

Belhajjame K, Zhao J, Garijo D, Gamble M, Hettne K, Palma R, et al. Using a suite of ontologies for preserving workflow-centric research objects. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. 2015;32(C):16–42.

Hettne KM, Dharuri H, Garrido J, De Roure D, Corcho O, Klyne G, et al. Structuring research methods and data with the Research Object model: genomics workflows as a case study. Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 2014;

Belhajjame K, Zhao J, Garijo D, Hettne K, Palma R, Corcho Ó, et al. The Research Object Suite of Ontologies: Sharing and Exchanging Research Data and Methods on the Open Web. 2014;

Zhao J, Gómez-Pérez J, Belhajjame K, Klyne G, García-Cuesta E, Garrido A, et al. Why workflows break - Understanding and combating decay in Taverna workflows. eScience. 2012;

Gamble M, Goble C, Klyne G, Jun Zhao. MIM: A Minimum Information Model vocabulary and framework for Scientific Linked Data. 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on E-Science. 2012;1–8.

Hettne K, Soiland-Reyes S, Klyne G, Belhajjame K, Gamble M, Bechhofer S, et al. Workflow forever: semantic web semantic models and tools for preserving and digitally publishing computational experiments. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on semantic web applications and tools for the life sciences. 2011;36–7.

Zhao J, Klyne G, Benson E, Gudmannsdottir E, White-Cooper H, Shotton D. FlyTED: the Drosophila Testis Gene Expression Database. Nucleic acids research. 2010;38(Database issue):D710.

Yatskevich M, Horrocks I, Klyne G. Beazley: a new storage systems evaluation. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies (IWEST 2010). 2010;

Miles A, Zhao J, Klyne G, White-Cooper H, Shotton D. OpenFlyData: An exemplar data web integrating gene expression data on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2010;43(5):752–61.

Zhao J, Miles A, Klyne G, Shotton D. Linked data and provenance in biological data webs. Briefings in bioinformatics. 2009;10(2):139.

Zhao J, Miles A, Klyne G, Shotton D. OpenFlyData: The Way to Go for Biological Data Integration. DATA INTEGRATION IN THE LIFE SCIENCES, PROCEEDINGS. 2009;5647.

Shotton D, Portwin K, Klyne G, Miles A. Adventures in Semantic Publishing: Exemplar Semantic Enhancements of a Research Article. Bourne PE, editor. PLoS Computational Biology. 2009;5(4):e1000361.

Kurtz D, Parker G, Shotton D, Klyne G, Schroff F, Zisserman A, et al. CLAROS - Bringing Classical Art to a Global Public. 2009 Fifth IEEE International Conference on e-Science. 2009;20–7.

Shotton D, Miles A, Klyne G, Portwin K. Semantically enhanced version of a research article from PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2008;

Shotton DM, Zhao J, Klyne G. Images and repositories: present status and future possibilities. Joint Information Systems Committee; 2007.

Klyne G. Distributing public keys [Internet]. 2004. Available here.