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Named Graphs as a Mechanism for Reasoning about Provenance

Named Graphs as a Mechanism for Reasoning about Provenance
Named Graphs as a Mechanism for Reasoning about Provenance
Named Graphs is a simple, compatible extension to the RDF abstract syntax that enables statements to be made about RDF graphs. This approach is in contrast to earlier attempts such as RDF reification, or knowledge-base specific extensions including quads and contexts. In this paper we demonstrate the use of Named Graphs and our experiences developing new kinds of semantic web application that build on Named Graphs for digital signatures, provenance, and semantic reasoning. We present a working example based on the Named Graphs for Jena (NG4J) API, from which we developed a semantic version control system for Software Engineering capable of reasoning about Named Graph-based provenance. We go on to discuss the implications of Named Graphs for Description Logics and semantic inference strategies.
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Watkins, E. Rowland and Nicole, Denis A. , Zhou, Xiaofang, Li, Jianzhong, Shen, Heng Tao, Kitsuregawa, Masaru and Zhang, Yanchun (eds.) (2006) Named Graphs as a Mechanism for Reasoning about Provenance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3841, 943-948.

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Named Graphs is a simple, compatible extension to the RDF abstract syntax that enables statements to be made about RDF graphs. This approach is in contrast to earlier attempts such as RDF reification, or knowledge-base specific extensions including quads and contexts. In this paper we demonstrate the use of Named Graphs and our experiences developing new kinds of semantic web application that build on Named Graphs for digital signatures, provenance, and semantic reasoning. We present a working example based on the Named Graphs for Jena (NG4J) API, from which we developed a semantic version control system for Software Engineering capable of reasoning about Named Graph-based provenance. We go on to discuss the implications of Named Graphs for Description Logics and semantic inference strategies.

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Published date: 18 January 2006
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-3-540-31142-3
Keywords: named-graphs provenance reasoning
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 261935
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261935
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 7cc7c60c-fbde-448d-b45b-7c7bf4cf9fc3

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Date deposited: 09 Feb 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:57

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Author: E. Rowland Watkins
Author: Denis A. Nicole
Editor: Xiaofang Zhou
Editor: Jianzhong Li
Editor: Heng Tao Shen
Editor: Masaru Kitsuregawa
Editor: Yanchun Zhang

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