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Re: RIF and RDB2RDF

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:15:13 -0800
Message-ID: <4914CC01.2080803@oracle.com>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
CC: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>, "public-xg-rdb2rdf@w3.org" <public-xg-rdb2rdf@w3.org>

Could someone write a simple example of a mapping rule?
This would certainly help me.  Perhaps help others too!
All the best, Ashok


Juan Sequeda wrote:
> I also agree with Soeren.
>
> In our work[1], where we formalized all the direct mapping approaches 
> (RDB to OWL), we used FOL to represent the transformation rules. 
> Theses could then be used in Datalog, or any other rule engine to 
> automatically transform the RDB to OWL.
>
> [1] http://www.springerlink.com/content/mv58805364k31734/
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Sören Auer 
> <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de 
> <mailto:auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>> wrote:
>
>
>     ashok malhotra wrote:
>
>         The proposal is that RIF be one possible syntax for the
>         mapping language, not the only syntax, correct?
>
>         Seems reasonable.  A rule consists of 2 parts and in our case
>         the parts may be, say, the name of an OWL class and the SQL
>         query that can be used to query that class,
>
>
>     I see the use of RIF more in the spirit of using datalog (which
>     are essentially also rules) for data integration. So the head of
>     the rule defines the resulting class, while the tail selects
>     predicates (from the relational DB).
>
>     This seems to be consistent with slide 5 of Axel's talk, which we
>     unfortunately did not manage to discuss today since some of the
>     syntax there is not completely obvious to me.
>
>     Have a nice weekend!
>
>     Sören
>
>
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