Link++: A Flexible and Customizable Tool for Connecting RDF Data Sources

  • Ali MasriEmail author
  • Karine Zeitouni
  • Zoubida Kedad
  • Gabriel Kepeklian
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9989)


Existing interlinking tools focus on finding similarity relationships between entities of distinct RDF datasets by generating owl:sameAs links. These approaches address the detection of equivalence relations between entities. However, in some contexts, more complex relations are required, and the links to be defined follow more sophisticated patterns. This paper introduces Link++, an approach that enables the discovery of complex links in a flexible manner. Link++ enables the users to generate rich links by specifying a link pattern as well as rules and functions to discover them. When visiting the demo, attendees will be introduced to all the aspects of the system explaining the required steps to define custom functions, connection patterns and linking rules until finally obtaining custom connections.


Linked open data Data interlinking Semantic web 



We thank Mr. Bertrand Leroy for the fruitful discussion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Masri
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Karine Zeitouni
    • 1
  • Zoubida Kedad
    • 1
  • Gabriel Kepeklian
    • 2
  1. 1.DAVID LaboratoryUniversity of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-YvelinesVersaillesFrance
  2. 2.VEDECOM InstituteVersaillesFrance

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