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RML: A Generic Language for Integrated RDF Mappings of Heterogeneous Data

by Anastasia Dimou, Miel Vander Sande, Pieter Colpaert, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

Despite the significant number of existing tools, incorporating data from multiple sources and different formats into the Linked Open Data cloud remains complicated. No mapping formalisation exists to define how to map such heterogeneous sources into RDF in an integrated and interoperable fashion. This paper introduces the RML mapping language, a generic language based on an extension over R2RML, the W3C standard for mapping relational databases into RDF. Broadening RML’s scope, the language becomes source-agnostic and extensible, while facilitating the definition of mappings of multiple heterogeneous sources. This leads to higher integrity within datasets and richer interlinking among resources.

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Published in 2014 in Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web.

Keywords: Semantic Web, Linked Data, RML

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IEEE
A. Dimou, M. Vander Sande, P. Colpaert, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “RML: A Generic Language for Integrated RDF Mappings of Heterogeneous Data,” in Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web, 2014, vol. 1184.
ACM
Anastasia Dimou, Miel Vander Sande, Pieter Colpaert, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle. 2014. RML: A Generic Language for Integrated RDF Mappings of Heterogeneous Data. In Christian Bizer, Tom Heath, Sören Auer, & Tim Berners-Lee, eds. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
LNCS
Dimou, A., Vander Sande, M., Colpaert, P., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: RML: A Generic Language for Integrated RDF Mappings of Heterogeneous Data. In: Bizer, C., Heath, T., Auer, S., and Berners-Lee, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (2014).
APA
Dimou, A., Vander Sande, M., Colpaert, P., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2014). RML: A Generic Language for Integrated RDF Mappings of Heterogeneous Data. In C. Bizer, T. Heath, S. Auer, & T. Berners-Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (Vol. 1184).
MLA
Dimou, Anastasia et al. “RML: A Generic Language for Integrated RDF Mappings of Heterogeneous Data.” Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. Ed. Christian Bizer et al. Vol. 1184. 2014. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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