Semantic Web Application Development with LITEQ [chapter]

Martin Leinberger, Stefan Scheglmann, Ralf Lämmel, Steffen Staab, Matthias Thimm, Evelyne Viegas
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The Semantic Web is intended as a web of machine readable data where every data source can be the data provider for different kinds of applications. However, due to a lack of support it is still cumbersome to work with RDF data in modern, object-oriented programming languages, in particular if the data source is only available through a SPARQL endpoint without further documentation or published schema information. In this setting, it is desirable to have an integrated tool-chain that helps to
more » ... derstand the data source during development and supports the developer in the creation of persistent data objects. To tackle these issues, we introduce LITEQ, a paradigm for integrating RDF data sources into programming languages and strongly typing the data. Additionally, we report on two use cases and show that compared to existing approaches LITEQ performs competitively according to the Halstead metric. 1 By "strongly typed", we refer to languages where it is not possible to have unchecked runtime type errors, e.g., through validating the program by static type checking before execution.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11915-1_14 fatcat:p7botcka6fgxfgiffu6m7mmhia