Representing Data as Resources in RDF and OWL

Provided by: RWTH Aachen University
Topic: Data Management
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RDF, the Resource Description Framework has been recommended by the W3C as the language of choice for knowledge representation in the so called Semantic Web (SW). This paper presents an RDF vocabulary for representing data values as resources. An intended application is the representation of relational databases in RDF, and reasoning with them using semantically rich dialects of RDF, such as OWL. After discussing the rationale for this work, the authors present the structure of the vocabulary, some implementation considerations and possible extensions, which open new research directions for integrating databases in the Semantic Web.

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