Scalable and Parallel Reasoning in the Semantic Web

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Scalable and Parallel Reasoning in the Semantic Web
Abstract. The current state of the art regarding scalable reasoning consists of programs that run on a single machine. When the amount of data is too large, or the logic is too complex, the computational resources of a single machine are not enough. We propose a distributed approach that overcomes these limitations and we sketch a research methodology. A distributed approach is challenging because of the skew in data distribution and the difficulty in partitioning Semantic Web data. We present initial results which are promising and suggest that the approach may be successful. 1 Problem statement Most of the current reasoners are programs that are executed on a single machine. The scalability of these approaches is limited by the physical resources of the single machine. The size of the Semantic Web has grown to the point where this limitation notably affects the performance of the reasoners. Therefore, in order to realize the vision of Semantic Web, a scalable and efficient way to re...
Jacopo Urbani
Added 18 Aug 2010
Updated 18 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ESWS
Authors Jacopo Urbani
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