Validating and Describing Linked Data Portals using RDF Shape Expressions

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Provided by: RWTH Aachen University
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
In order to improve the quality of linked data portals, it is necessary to have a tool that can automatically describe and validate the RDF (Resource Description Framework) triples exposed. RDF shape expressions have been proposed as a language based on Regular Expressions that can describe and validate the structure of RDF graphs. In this paper, the authors describe the WebIndex, a medium sized linked data portal, and how they have employed shape expressions to document its contents and to automatically validate the shapes of the resources.
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