Semtech 2011 Proposal

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More info: http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com/cfp.cfm?pgid=40

Session Title

Mapping Relational Databases to RDF using standards

Brief description (30 words)

We will present the two working drafts published by the W3C RDB2RDF Working Group: “R2RML: RDB to RDF Mapping Language” and “A Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF”.

Full description/abstract (150 words)

Due to the increasing interest of mapping relational databases to the Semantic Web, the W3C RDB2RDF Working Group has been working over a year to standardize a language to map relational data to RDF. The mapping language can be used to translate relational data into RDF in a ETL fashion, or virtually expose it as RDF, which can then be queried with SPARQL

In this presentation we will present our two working drafts:

  • “R2RML: RDB to RDF Mapping Language”: R2RML is the language to express customized mappings from relational databases to RDF
  • “A Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF”: A Direct Mapping is the direct representation of the relational data in RDF and is used as the default mapping when no customization is needed.

Additional Information

R2RML: RDB to RDF Mapping Language http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-r2rml-20101028/

A Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-rdb-direct-mapping-20101118/

Use Cases and Requirements for Mapping Relational Databases to RDF http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-rdb2rdf-ucr-20100608/

From Relational Databases to the Semantic Web: New W3C Standards and Directions Panel at Semtech 2010 http://vimeo.com/13998744

Relational Databases on the Semantic Web http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/RDB-RDF.html

Relational Databases and the Semantic Web http://semanticweb.com/relational-database-and-the-semantic-web_b16083

Speaker biography

Who is going to speak?

Audience Level

Intermediate: We expect the audience to have a relational database and RDF background.

Identify the track(s) your session would best fit into

  • Enterprise Data Management
  • Linked Data
  • Standards

Identify the target audience

The target audience are DBAs and attendees who are familiar with RDF and manage relational databases and are interested in representing their relational database in RDF.