LiteMat, an Encoding Scheme with RDFS++ and Multiple Inheritance Support

  • Olivier CuréEmail author
  • Weiqin Xu
  • Hubert Naacke
  • Philippe Calvez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11762)


In this paper, we extend LiteMat, an RDFS and owl:sameAs inference-enabled RDF encoding scheme, which is used in a distributed knowledge graph data management system. Our extensions enable to reach RDFS++ expressiveness by integrating owl:transitiveProperty and owl:inverseOf properties. Considering the latter, owl:inverseOf property, we propose a simple solution that involves a dictionary look-up at query run-time. For the former, we present an efficient approach to encode individuals involved in chain and tree structures of a transitive property. Moreover, our extension also provides an efficient solution to the multiple inheritance problem which sometimes encountered in the concept hierarchy of ontologies. We provide details of a distributed implementation and highlight the efficiency of our encoding and query processing approaches over large synthetic datasets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Curé
    • 1
    Email author
  • Weiqin Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hubert Naacke
    • 3
  • Philippe Calvez
    • 2
  1. 1.LIGM (UMR 8049), CNRS, UPEMMarne-la-ValléeFrance
  2. 2.ENGIE CRIGEN CSAI LabSaint-DenisFrance
  3. 3.Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06ParisFrance

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