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Cross: An OWL Wrapper for Reasoning on Relational Databases

  • Pierre-Antoine Champin
  • Geert-Jan Houben
  • Philippe Thiran
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4801)

Abstract

One of the challenges of the Semantic Web is to integrate the huge amount of information already available on the standard Web, usually stored in relational databases. In this paper, we propose a formalization of a logic model of relational databases, and a transformation of that model into OWL, a Semantic Web language. This transformation is implemented in Cross, as an open-source prototype. We prove a relation between the notion of legal database state and the consistency of the corresponding OWL knowledge base. We then show how that transformation can prove useful to enhance databases, and integrate them in the Semantic Web.

Keywords

Relational Database Description Logic Database State Conjunctive Query Class Symbol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Antoine Champin
    • 1
  • Geert-Jan Houben
    • 2
  • Philippe Thiran
    • 3
  1. 1.LIRIS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1France
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, NamurBelgium

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