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New Book: Validating RDF Data

From: Bebe Barrow <barrow@morganclaypool.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:29:50 -0700
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I am pleased to announce the latest title in Morgan & Claypool's series on
the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology:


Validating RDF Data

Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, University of Oviedo

Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C/MIT and Micelio

Iovka Boneva, University of Lille

Dimitris Kontokostas, University of Leipzig

Paperback ISBN: 9781681731643

eBook ISBN: 9781681731650

September 2017, 328 pages




RDF and Linked Data have broad applicability across many fields, from
aircraft manufacturing to zoology. Requirements for detecting bad data
differ across communities, fields, and tasks, but nearly all involve some
form of data validation. This book introduces data validation and describes
its practical use in day-to-day data exchange.


The Semantic Web offers a bold, new take on how to organize, distribute,
index, and share data. Using Web addresses (URIs) as identifiers for data
elements enables the construction of distributed databases on a global
scale. Like the Web, the Semantic Web is heralded as an information
revolution, and also like the Web, it is encumbered by data quality issues.
The quality of Semantic Web data is compromised by the lack of resources for
data curation, for maintenance, and for developing globally applicable data


At the enterprise scale, these problems have conventional solutions. Master
data management provides an enterprise-wide vocabulary, while constraint
languages capture and enforce data structures. Filling a need long
recognized by Semantic Web users, shapes languages provide models and
vocabularies for expressing such structural constraints.


This book describes two technologies for RDF validation: Shape Expressions
(ShEx) and Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), the rationales for their
designs, a comparison of the two, and some example applications.


Table of Contents: Preface / Foreword by Phil Archer / Foreword by Tom Baker
/ Foreword by Dan Brickley and Libby Miller / Acknowledgments / Introduction
/ The RDF Ecosystem / Data Quality / Shape Expressions / SHACL /
Applications / Comparing ShEx and SHACL / Bibliography / Authors'
Biographies / Index


Visit this title's abstract page on our website:



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Series: Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology

Editors: Ying Ding, Indiana University and Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs



Thank you,





Bebe Barrow

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

barrow@morganclaypool.com <mailto:barrow@morganclaypool.com> 


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