Use of OWL and SWRL for Semantic Relational Database Translation

Matt Fisher, Mike Dean, Gregory Joiner
2008 W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED)  
General purpose query interfaces to relational databases can expose vast amounts of content to the Semantic Web. In this paper, we discuss Automapper, a tool that automatically generates data source and mapping ontologies using OWL and SWRL. We also describe the use of these ontologies in our Semantic Distributed Query architecture, an implementation for mapping RDF queries to disparate data sources, including SQL-compliant databases, using SPARQL as the query language. This paper covers
more » ... per functionality that exploits some of the expressiveness of OWL to produce more accurate translations. A comparison with related work on Semantic Web access to relational databases is also provided as well as an investigation into the use of OWL 1.1.
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