A Query Formulation Language for the Data Web

Provided by: International Journal of Engineering Associates
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
The authors present a query formulation language (called Mash QL) in order to easily query and fuse structured data on the web. The main novelty of Mash QL is that it allows people with limited IT skills to explore and query one (or multiple) data sources without prior knowledge about the schema, structure, vocabulary, or any technical details of these sources. More importantly, to be robust and cover most cases in practice, they do not assume that a data source should have - an offline or inline - schema. This poses several language-design and performance complexities that they fundamentally tackle.

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