Provided by: Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
Topic: Data Management
Date Added: Dec 2014
Mapping RDB To RDF (i.e., RDB2RDF) is the key to constructing the semantic Web, hence has been an active research field during the last decade. Many technically heterogeneous RDB2RDF tools resulted in non-interchangeable and unreusable RDB2RDF mapping descriptions. In 2009, the W3C RDB2RDF incubator group report once strongly suggested that the RDB2RDF mapping language be expressed in rules as defined by the W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group, because rules are an effective way to express mappings between information models, and RIF, as part of the infrastructure for the semantic Web, is now a standard for exchanging rules among Web rule systems.