Data Management

R2D: A Bridge Between the Semantic Web and Relational Visualization Tools

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

The widespread deployment of Resource Description Framework has resulted in the emergence of a new data storage paradigm, the RDF Graph Model, which, in turn, requires a rich suite of modeling and visualization tools to aid with data management. This paper presents R2D (RDF-to-Database), an effort whose goal is to enable reusability of relational tools on RDF data. R2D aims to transform RDF data, at run-time, into an equivalent normalized relational schema, thereby bridging the gap between RDF and RDBMS concepts and making the abundance of existing relational tools available to RDF Stores.