Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.13)
Alexandros Batzios , Philips Applied Technologies
Pericles A. Mitkas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2009.126
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.
semantic storage, semantic database, RDF, OWL database, OWL querying
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