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XSPARQL: Traveling between the XML and RDF worlds - and avoiding the XSLT pilgrimage

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dc.contributor.author Akhtar, Waseem en
dc.contributor.author Krennwallner, Thomas en
dc.contributor.author Polleres, Axel en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-27T11:47:02Z en
dc.date.available 2009-11-27T11:47:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Waseem Akhtar, Jacek Kopecky, Thomas Krennwallner, Axel Polleres "XSPARQL: Traveling between the XML and RDF worlds - and avoiding the XSLT pilgrimage", Proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008), Springer, 2008. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/419 en
dc.description.abstract With currently available tools and languages, translating between an existing XML format and RDF is a tedious and error-prone task. The importance of this problem is acknowledged by the W3C GRDDL working group who faces the issue of extracting RDF data out of existing HTML or XML files, as well as by the Web service community around SAWSDL, who need to perform lowering and lifting between RDF data from a semantic client and XML messages for a Web service. However, at the moment, both these groups rely solely on XSLT transformations between RDF/XML and the respective other XML format at hand. In this paper, we propose a more natural approach for such transformations based on merging XQuery and SPARQL into the novel language XSPARQL. We demonstrate that XSPARQL provides concise and intuitive solutions for mapping between XML and RDF in either direction, addressing both the use cases of GRDDL and SAWSDL. We also provide and describe an initial implementation of an XSPARQL engine, available for user evaluation. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject.lcsh XML (Document markup language) en
dc.subject.lcsh XSLT (Computer program language) en
dc.title XSPARQL: Traveling between the XML and RDF worlds - and avoiding the XSLT pilgrimage en
dc.type Conference paper en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68234-9_33 en
dc.local.publisherstatement The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en
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dc.contributor.funder TripCom en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en

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