Cross: an OWL wrapper for reasoning with relational databases

Abstract : One of the challenges of the Semantic Web is to integrate the huge amount of information already available on the standard Web, usually stored in relational databases. In this paper, we propose a formalization of a logic model of relational databases, and a transformation of that model into OWL, a Semantic Web language. This transformation is implemented in Cross, as an open-source prototype. We prove a rela- tion between the notion of legal database state and the consistency of the corresponding OWL knowledge base. We then show how that transformation can prove useful to enhance databases, and integrate them in the Semantic Web.
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Pierre-Antoine Champin, Geert-Jan Houben, Philippe Thiran. Cross: an OWL wrapper for reasoning with relational databases. 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2007), Nov 2007, Auckland, New Zealand. pp.502-517, ⟨10.1007/978-3-540-75563-0_34⟩. ⟨hal-01582692⟩



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