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Re: SQL to RDF access ?

From: Richard Boyce <rdb20@pitt.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 08:34:09 -0400
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Hi Andrea, I think that D2R Server is very helpful here: 

All can be done with a mapping file that you configure. The server 
provides a SPARQL web query  interface (SNORQL) but also can dump to an 
RDF file that you load in a separate store.

hope it helps,

On 10/02/2015 07:37 AM, Andrea Splendiani wrote:
> Hi,
> I am wondering if some of you knows of some tool that can translate (a 
> subset) of SQL to SPARQL (perhaps requiring some constraints on the 
> RDF representation).
> In principle it should be simple: classes can appear as tables, URIs 
> as IDs, datatype properties as columns and object properties as Fkeys.
> Is there something implementing this translation available, that some 
> of you know ? One current option (I think) is via Oracle, but I am 
> wondering if there is something like-weight.
> As of why I am interested in it... it's curious: I may have an RDF 
> graph representing a unified set of sources (some of which native in 
> RDF, some of which virtualized from SQL).
> Still people like to query the sql sources in sql, just because they 
> know it better. But like this, they miss the whole integration (and a 
> more flexible data model).
> best,
> Andrea

Richard D Boyce, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Faculty, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing
Faculty, Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program
University of Pittsburgh
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