Transforming XML schema to OWL using patterns

Ivan Bedini 1 Christopher Matheus 1 Peter Patel-Schneider 1 Aidan Boran 1 Benjamin Nguyen 2, 3
3 SMIS - Secured and Mobile Information Systems
PRISM - Parallélisme, Réseaux, Systèmes, Modélisation, UVSQ - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8144
Abstract : One of the promises of the Semantic Web is to support applications that easily and seamlessly deal with heterogeneous data. Most data on the Web, however, is in the Extensible Markup Language (XML) format, but using XML requires applications to understand the format of each data source that they access. To achieve the benefits of the Semantic Web involves transforming XML into the Semantic Web language, OWL (Ontology Web Language), a process that generally has manual or only semi-automatic components. In this paper we present a set of patterns that enable the direct, automatic transformation from XML Schema into OWL allowing the integration of much XML data in the Semantic Web. We focus on an advanced logical representation of XML Schema components and present an implementation, including a comparison with related work.
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Ivan Bedini, Christopher Matheus, Peter Patel-Schneider, Aidan Boran, Benjamin Nguyen. Transforming XML schema to OWL using patterns. ICSC 2011 - 5th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, 2011, Palo Alto, United States. pp.1-8. ⟨hal-00624055⟩

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