Scaling RDF with time

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Scaling RDF with time
The World Wide Web Consortium's RDF standard primarily consists of (subject,property,object) triples that specify the value that a given subject has for a given property. However, it is frequently the case that even for a fixed subject and property, the value varies with time. As a consequence, efforts have been made to annotate RDF triples with "valid time" intervals. However, to date, no proposals exist for efficient indexing of such temporal RDF databases. It is clearly beneficial to store RDF data in a relational DB ? however, standard relational indexes are inadequately equipped to handle RDF's graph structure. In this paper, we propose the tGRIN index structure that builds a specialized index for temporal RDF that is physically stored in an RDBMS. Past efforts to store RDF in relational stores include Jena2 from HP, Sesame from, and 3store from the University of Southampton. We show that even when these efforts are augmented with well known tempor...
Andrea Pugliese, Octavian Udrea, V. S. Subrahmania
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where WWW
Authors Andrea Pugliese, Octavian Udrea, V. S. Subrahmanian
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