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The SPARQL-RW framework

Name of the tool: The SPARQL-RW framework
Home page: The SPARQL-RW framework
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Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool: Java
Relevant semantic web technologies: RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL, Direct Mapping, RDF/XML, Notation 3, R2RML
Categories: SPARQL Endpoint, Converter, RDF Generator, Search Engine
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(Tool description last modified on 2014-11-12.)


The SPARQL-RW (SPARQL-ReWriting) Framework provides transparent query access over mapped RDF datasets in the Web of Linked Data.

The SPARQL-RW Framework provides a method for SPARQL query rewriting, with respect to a set of predefined mappings between ontology schemas.

To this end, a set of rich and flexible mapping types are supported by the SPARQL-RW Framework.

Key Features

  • Mapping Specification between Ontologies Schemas.
  • Flexible & Rich Mapping support.
  • SPARQL Query ReWriting based on Mappings.
  • Inference Support over SPARQL Rewriting.
  • Semantics preserving Query rewriting.
  • Java System Prototype.


Family Frameworks

  • SPARQL2XQuery: Bridging the Gap between the XML and the Semantic Web Worlds.
  • XS2OWL: Transform XML Schema into OWL otnologies.