Model and prototype for querying multiple linked scientific datasets

Ansell, Peter D. (2011) Model and prototype for querying multiple linked scientific datasets. Future Generation Computer Systems, 27(3), pp. 329-333.

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Scientists need to transfer semantically similar queries across multiple heterogeneous linked datasets. These queries may require data from different locations and the results are not simple to combine due to differences between datasets. A query model was developed to make it simple to distribute queries across different datasets using RDF as the result format. The query model, based on the concept of publicly recognised namespaces for parts of each scientific dataset, was implemented with a configuration that includes a large number of current biological and chemical datasets. The configuration is flexible, providing the ability to transparently use both private and public datasets in any query. A prototype implementation of the model was used to resolve queries for the Bio2RDF website, including both Bio2RDF datasets and other datasets that do not follow the Bio2RDF URI conventions.

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ID Code: 40640
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2010.08.016
ISSN: 0167-739X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) (080505)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2011 23:46
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 07:22

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