SWBDS: Web Data Sources Management Infrastructure for Semantic Web Applications
The Semantic Web envisions a World Wide Web in which datasources are encapsulated and described with rich semantics, and demander can issue complex queries. A critical problem in the situation is how to efficiently describe, organize and search these encapsulated datasources. This paper describes the Semantic Web-Based Data service(SWBDS for short) approach, which addresses these challenges. SWBDS introduces an ontology-based approach to, mapping web data sources to data service (DS for short), publishing DS with the shared domain ontology, and answering queries through DS provided interface. We define the domain ontology to illustrate the DS interface. The domain ontology is described in OWL that can be understood and processed by machines. Therefore, SWBDS can provide reasoning functions and facilitate datasources management with little human effort. This new system model makes full use of legacy applications and is flexible for future extensions.
Wenya Tian and Linli Xu
L. H. Zhou et al., "SWBDS: Web Data Sources Management Infrastructure for Semantic Web Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 186, pp. 438-442, 2011