RWTH Aachen University
The availability of linked RDF (Resource Description Framework) data remains a significant barrier to the realization of a semantic Web. In this paper, the authors present SPARQPLUG, an approach that uses the SPARQL query language and the HTML (HyperText Markup Language) Document Object Model to convert legacy HTML data sets into RDF. This framework improves upon existing approaches in a number of ways. For example, it allows the DOM to be queried using the full flexibility of SPARQL and makes converted data automatically available in the semantic Web.