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Online community sites have replaced the traditional means of keeping a community informed via libraries and publishing. At present, online communities are islands that are not interlinked. We describe different types of online communities and tools that are currently used to build and support such communities. Ontologies and Semantic Web technologies offer… (More)
Storing and querying resource description framework (RDF) data is one of the basic tasks within any semantic Web application. A number of storage systems provide assistance for this task. However, current RDF database systems do not use optimized indexes, which results in a poor performance behavior for querying RDF. In this paper we describe optimized… (More)
Over a decade after RDF has been published as a W3C recommendation , publishing open and machine-readable content on the Web has recently received a lot more attention, including from corporate and governmental bodies; notably thanks to the Linked Open Data community, there now exists a rich vein of heterogeneous RDF data published on the Web (the so-called… (More)
Typical approaches for querying structured Web Data collect (crawl) and pre-process (index) large amounts of data in a central data repository before allowing for query answering. However, this time-consuming pre-processing phase however leverages the benefits of Linked Data -- where structured data is accessible live and up-to-date at distributed Web… (More)
There has been a recent, tangible growth in RDF published on the Web in accordance with the Linked Data principles and best practices, the result of which has been dubbed the " Web of Data ". Linked Data guidelines are designed to facilitate ad hoc re-use and integration of conformant structured data—across the Web—by consumer applications; however, thus… (More)
We present the architecture of an end-to-end semantic search engine that uses a graph data model to enable interactive query answering over structured and interlinked data collected from many disparate sources on the Web. In particular, we study distributed indexing methods for graph-structured data and parallel query evaluation methods on a cluster of… (More)
Current search engines do not fully leverage semantically rich datasets, or specialise in indexing just one domain-specific dataset.We present a search engine that uses the RDF data model to enable interactive query answering over richly structured and interlinked data collected from many disparate sources on the Web.
The goal of the work presented in this paper is to obtain large amounts of semistructured data from the web. Harvesting semistructured data is a prerequisite to enabling large-scale query answering over web sources. We contrast our approach to conventional web crawlers, and describe and evaluate a five-step pipelined architecture to crawl and index data… (More)
AbstrAct In this article the authors discuss the challenges of performing reasoning on large scale RDF datasets from the Web. Using ter-Horst's pD* fragment of OWL as a base, the authors compose a rule-based framework for application to web data: they argue their decisions using observations of undesirable examples taken directly from the Web. The authors… (More)
We present an approach that adapts the well-known PageR-ank/HITS algorithms to Semantic Web data. Our method combines ranks from the RDF graph with ranks from the context graph, i.e. data sources and their linkage. We present performance evaluation results based on a large RDF data set obtained from the Web.