Towards Graphical Query Notation for Semantic Databases

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 229)


We describe a notation and a tool for schema-enabled visual/diagrammatic creation of SPARQL queries over RDF databases. The notation and the tool support both the standard basic query pattern comprising a main query class and possibly linked condition classes and means for aggregate query definition and placing conditions over aggregates including also aggregation of aggregate results. We discuss the applicability of the tool for ad-hoc query formulation in practical use cases.


Visual query creation SPARQL RDF databases Semantic technologies 



This work has been supported by European Union within the ERDF project ‘Granular ontology tools for data analysis’ (Project No. 2DP/ and Latvian State Research program NexIT project No.1 ‘Technologies of ontologies, semantic web and security’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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