A Multidimensional Semantic Space for Data Model Independent Queries over RDF Data

Andre Freitas, Joao Gabriel Oliveira, Edward Curry, Se´n O'Riain
2011 2011 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Semantic Computing  
The vision of creating a Linked Data Web brings together the challenge of allowing queries across highly heterogeneous and distributed datasets. In order to query Linked Data on the Web today, end-users need to be aware of which datasets potentially contain the data and also which data model describes these datasets. The process of allowing users to expressively query relationships in RDF while abstracting them from the underlying data model represents a fundamental problem for Web-scale Linked
more » ... Data consumption. This article introduces a multidimensional semantic space model which enables data model independent natural language queries over RDF data. The center of the approach relies on the use of a distributional semantic model to address the level of semantic interpretation demanded to build the data model independent approach. The final multidimensional semantic space proved to be flexible and precise under real-world query conditions achieving mean reciprocal rank = 0.516, avg. precision = 0.482 and avg. recall = 0.491.
doi:10.1109/icsc.2011.89 dblp:conf/semco/FreitasOCO11 fatcat:wtl3o2ar7jhrbptp36ihkwiqt4