Querying and Viewing the Semantic Web: An RDF-Based Perspective

  • Dimitris Plexousakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2932)


Real-scale Semantic Web applications, such as Knowledge Portals and E-Marketplaces, require the management of voluminous repositories of resource metadata. At the same time, personalized access and content syndication involving diverse conceptual representations of information resources are key challenges for such applications. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) enables the creation and exchange of metadata as any other Web data and constitutes nowadays the core language for creating and exchanging resource descriptions worldwide. Although large volumes of RDF descriptions are already appearing, sufficiently expressive declarative query languages for RDF and full-fledged view definition languages are still missing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Plexousakis
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Crete, and Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and TechnologyHellas

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