DB-QueriDO - Study of the use of database techniques in storing and querying distributed Semantic Web data

Start date: Tue, 2008-01-01
End date: Mon, 2012-12-31
Status: Finished

This project investigates distribution in querying on ontology-based data stored in a distributed collection of Semantic Web systems. With the data not being stored in a single repository, but being offered through a network of connected repositories, we come one step closer to a true Web-like platform for information sharing. Obviously, the querying and retrieval of data from that network needs to take the aspect of distribution into account without losing the benefits of the formal grounding for dealing with ontology-based information. The notion of distribution has already been studied in the field of relational databases. However, a number of characteristics of Semantic Web query systems make the reuse of these results less than trivial.

External Research Groups involved:
  • ADReM - University of Antwerp
Funded By: FWO - Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen
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