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Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.13)
pp: 48-55
Alexandros Batzios , Philips Applied Technologies
Pericles A. Mitkas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
ABSTRACT
The complex structure of semantic data still poses a challenge in storing, querying, and organizing Web information. Although researchers have proposed various semantic database system approaches over the years, it seems that most systems have tried to provide industrial-strength scalability too soon. Consequently, most semantic databases still rely on the relational model of storing data and still use SQL-like query languages for data retrieval. The db4OWL semantic database prototype addresses many of the shortcomings of current systems and features native OWL-querying as well as the ability to store and query multiple ontologies concurrently.
INDEX TERMS
semantic storage, semantic database, RDF, OWL database, OWL querying
CITATION
Alexandros Batzios, Pericles A. Mitkas, "db4OWL: An Alternative Approach to Organizing and Storing Semantic Data", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.13, no. 6, pp. 48-55, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.126
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