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Motivated by the ongoing success of Linked Data and the growing amount of semantic data sources available on the Web, new challenges to query processing are emerging. Especially in distributed settings that require joining data provided by multiple sources, sophisticated optimization techniques are necessary for efficient query processing. We propose novel(More)
Recent advances in information extraction have led to huge knowledge bases (KBs), which capture knowledge in a machine-readable format. Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) can be used to mine logical rules from the KB. These rules can help deduce and add missing knowledge to the KB. While ILP is a mature field, mining logical rules from KBs is different in(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)
Recent advances in information extraction have led to huge knowledge bases (KBs), which capture knowledge in a machine-readable format. Inductive logic programming (ILP) can be used to mine logical rules from these KBs, such as “If two persons are married, then they (usually) live in the same city.” While ILP is a mature field, mining logical rules from KBs(More)
Driven by the success of the Linked Open Data initiative today’s Semantic Web is best characterized as a Web of interlinked datasets. Hand in hand with this structure new challenges to query processing are arising. Especially queries for which more than one data source can contribute results require advanced optimization and evaluation approaches, the major(More)
With the increasing popularity of the Semantic Web, more and more data becomes available in RDF with SPARQL as a query language. Data sets, however, can become too big to be managed and queried on a single server in a scalable way. Existing distributed RDF stores approach this problem using data partitioning, aiming at limiting the communication between(More)
During the last decades, data management and storage have become increasingly distributed. Advanced query operators, such as skyline queries, are necessary in order to help users to handle the huge amount of available data by identifying a set of interesting data objects. Skyline query processing in highly distributed environments poses inherent challenges(More)
A growing amount of Linked Data—graph-structured data accessible at sources distributed across the Web—enables advanced data integration and decision-making applications. Typical systems operating on Linked Data collect (crawl) and pre-process (index) large amounts of data, and evaluate queries against a centralised repository. Given that crawling and(More)
The increasing interest in Semantic Web technologies has led not only to a rapid growth of semantic data on the Web but also to an increasing number of backend applications relying on efficient query processing. Confronted with such a trend, existing centralized state-of-the-art systems for storing RDF and processing SPARQL queries are no longer sufficient.(More)
Peer Data Management Systems (PDMS) are a natural extension of heterogeneous database systems. One of the main tasks in such systems is efficient query processing. Insisting on complete answers, however, leads to asking almost every peer in the network. Relaxing these completeness requirements by applying approximate query answering techniques can(More)