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MDDQL: an ontology driven, multi-lingual query language and system for an integrated view of heterogeneous data sources

Kapetanios, Epaminondas and Chountas, Panagiotis (2005) MDDQL: an ontology driven, multi-lingual query language and system for an integrated view of heterogeneous data sources. In: Semantic Technology Conference 2005, 07-10 Mar 2005, California, USA.

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Abstract

Query languages and keywords based search engines are conventionally specified and implemented with the emphasis put on syntactic rules to which query typing and answering must be bound. MDDQL is a query language and system that operates on a semantic model in terms of a graph based ontology. As a software technology, MDDQL allows the meaning of/and associations between information to be known and processed at execution time at following levels: (a) driving the user to the construction of, as meaningful as possible, queries with an advanced concept-based search method, (b) resolving high level queries into various data source specific query statements. In addition, queries can be posed in more than one natural sub-language. The major goal behind this approach has been the simplification and scalability of both tasks: query construction, even within multi-lingual user communities, and addressing of a large number of possibly semantically heterogeneous data sources in a distributed environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Query Languages, Ontology, Concept-based Search, Semantic Data Integration, Conceptual Mediation, Semantic Technology
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:516
Deposited On:26 Sep 2005
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:29

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