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Paper: Benchmarking RDF Schemas for the Semantic Web

From: Aimilia Maganaraki <aimilia@ics.forth.gr>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 17:09:40 +0200 (EET)
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.33.0202051706510.18774-100000@athena.ics.forth.gr>
Dear Sir/Madam,
We think that the following paper will interest the RDF community.
Please feel free to send us any comments.

The paper is available at:
http://139.91.183.30:9090/RDF/publications/RDFSchemas_benchmark.pdf

Title
        Benchmarking RDF Schemas for the Semantic Web
Authors
        Aimilia Magkanaraki, Sofia Alexaki, Vassilis Christophides, and
                Dimitris Plexousakis
        Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
        {aimilia, alexaki, christop, dp}@ics.forth.gr

Abstract
   Describing web resources using formal knowledge (i.e. providing
rich machine processible metadata) is the essence of the next evolution
step of the Web, termed the Semantic Web. The W3C's RDF/S (Resource
Description Framework/Schema Language) enables the creation and exchangeof
resource metadata as normal web data. In this paper, we investigate the
use of RDF schemas as a means of knowledge representation and exchange in
diverse application domains. In order to reason about the quality of
existing RDF schemas, a benchmark serves as the basis of a statistical
analysis performed with the aid of VRP, the Validating RDF Parser. The
statistical data extracted lead to corollaries about the size and the
morphology of RDF/S schemas. Furthermore, the study of the collected
schemas results in useful conclusions about the actual use of RDF modeling
constructs and frequent misuses and misunderstandings of RDF/S syntax
and/or semantics.

Best Regards,
Aimilia Maganaraki.
email:aimilia@ics.forth.gr
Received on Tuesday, 5 February 2002 10:13:19 GMT

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