Title: Semantics preserving MapReduce process for RDB to RDF transformation

Authors: Kyung-Bin Lim; Hee-Gook Jun; Hyoung-Joo Kim

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Abstract: RDB2RDF approaches have been proposed and standardised by W3C, which publishes relational data to semantic web by converting relational data into RDF formatted data. We propose a system that automatically transforms relational data into RDF data and creates OWL ontology based on the schema of database. Some approaches have been proposed, but most of them did not fully make use of schema information to extract rich semantics, nor did they experiment on large databases for performance. We utilise Hadoop framework in transformation process, which enables distributed system for scalability. We present mapping rules that implement augmented direct mapping to create local ontology with rich semantics. The results show that our system successfully transforms relational data into RDF data with OWL ontology, with satisfactory performance on large-sized databases.

Keywords: semantic web; RDB2RDF; MapReduce; Hadoop; OWL ontology; semantics; RDB to RDF transformation; relational databases; relational data; distributed systems; augmented direct mapping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2015.074744

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2015 Vol.10 No.4, pp.229 - 239

Received: 11 Jul 2015
Accepted: 01 Nov 2015

Published online: 15 Feb 2016 *

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