Quantifying the Connectivity of a Semantic Warehouse and Understanding its Evolution over Time

Michalis Mountantonakis, Nikos Minadakis, Yannis Marketakis, Pavlos Fafalios, Yannis Tzitzikas
2016 International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)  
In many applications one has to fetch and assemble pieces of information coming from more than one source for building a semantic warehouse offering more advanced query capabilities. In this paper we describe the corresponding requirements and challenges, and we focus on the aspects of quality and value of the warehouse. For this reason we introduce various metrics (or measures) for quantifying its connectivity, and consequently its ability to answer complex queries. We demonstrate the behavior
more » ... of these metrics in the context of a real and operational semantic warehouse, as well as on synthetically produced warehouses. The proposed metrics allow someone to get an overview of the contribution (to the warehouse) of each source and to quantify the value of the entire warehouse. Consequently, these metrics can be used for advancing data/endpoint profiling and for this reason we use an extension of VoID (for making them publishable). Such descriptions can be exploited for dataset/endpoint selection in the context of federated search. In addition, we show how the metrics can be used for monitoring a semantic warehouse after each reconstruction reducing thereby the cost of quality checking, as well as for understanding its evolution over time.
doi:10.4018/ijswis.2016070102 fatcat:ks2hdn2wmze6vpvr6lrie5dkzy