Tag Archive for R2RML

W3C's Semantic Web Activity Folds Into New Data Activity

The World Wide Web Consortium has headline news today: The Semantic Web, as well as eGovernment, Activities are being merged and superseded by the Data Activity, where Phil Archer serves as Lead.  Two new workgroups also have been chartered: CSV on the Web and Data on the Web Best Practices. What’s driving this? First, Archer…

R2RML and Direct Mapping: W3C Proposed Recommendations

Yesterday, the W3C announced the advancement to Proposed Recommendations of two Relational Database to RDF (RDB2RDF) documents: 1) R2RML: RDB to RDF Mapping Language and 2) A Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF. Additionally, two Working Group Notes were also published: R2RML and Direct Mapping Test Cases and RDB2RDF Implementation Report. Given that a vast amount…

Highlights from WWW 2012 Conference

This year was the 21st World Wide Web Conference located in Lyon, France. This conference is a unique forum for discussion about how the Web is evolving. There were hundreds of talks over 3 days. Let me summarize some Semantic Web presentations I was able to attend. NautiLOD Programmers daily use the wget tool to specify…

What W3C's R2RML and Direct Mapping Mean to Enterprise Data

I’m very happy to announce that the World Wide Web Consortium’s RDB2RDF Working Group, in which I participate as an Invited Expert,  has published two Candidate Recommendations: R2RML: RDB to RDF Mapping Language and A Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF. This has been a long road and we still have some ways to…

Antidot's Open Source db2triples Implements R2RML and Direct Mapping

Antidot, which makes the semantically-powered Information Factory and Antidot Finder Suite software, this month released its db2triples as open source component software, available here, which implements the W3C RDB2RDF Working Group’s proposed R2RML language and Direct Mapping, covered here. Antidot, in fact, shared with the W3C its experience leveraging Direct Mapping and R2RML to, in…

Catching Up With the W3C And Its Focus On the Enterprise

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Underway at the W3C are some major Semantic Web efforts that can have a big impact on the enterprise. One of these is about mapping relational databases to RDF. The RDB2RDF Working Group late last month issued a last call regarding the publication of its Direct Mapping and R2RML documents. As has been noted by…