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A General Framework for Representing, Reasoning and Querying with Annotated Semantic Web Data

32 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Antoine Zimmermann

National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA)

Nuno Lopes

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)

Axel Polleres

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)

Umberto Straccia

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI)

Abstract

We describe a generic framework for representing and reasoning with annotated Semantic Web data, a task becoming more important with the recent increased amount of inconsistent and nonreliable meta-data on the web. We formalise the annotated language, the corresponding deductive system and address the query answering problem. Previous contributions on specific RDF annotation domains are encompassed by our unified reasoning formalism as we show by instantiating it on (i) temporal, (ii) fuzzy, and (iii) provenance annotations. Moreover, we provide a generic method for combining multiple annotation domains allowing to represent, e.g., temporally-annotated fuzzy RDF. Furthermore, we address the development of a query language -- AnQL -- that is inspired by SPARQL, including several features of SPARQL 1.1 (subqueries, aggregates, assignment, solution modifiers) along with the formal definitions of their semantics.

Keywords: RDF, RDFS, Annotations, SPARQL, query, temporal, fuzzy, provenance

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Antoine and Lopes, Nuno and Polleres, Axel and Straccia, Umberto, A General Framework for Representing, Reasoning and Querying with Annotated Semantic Web Data (2012). Journal of Web Semantics First Look. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3198940 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3198940

Antoine Zimmermann (Contact Author)

National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA) ( email )

20 Avenue Albert Einstein
Villeurbanne
France

Nuno Lopes

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)

University Road
Galway, Co. Kildare
Ireland

Axel Polleres

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) ( email )

University Road
Galway, Co. Kildare
Ireland

Umberto Straccia

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI) ( email )

Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1
Pisa
Italy

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