Operational semantics for SPARQL Update

Horne, Ross, Sassone, Vladimiro and Gibbins, Nicholas, (2012) Operational semantics for SPARQL Update Pan, Jeff Z., Chen, Huajun, Kim, Hong-Gee, Li, Juanzi, Wu, Zhe, Horrocks, Ian, Mizoguchi, Riichiro and Wu, Zhaohui (eds.) In The Semantic Web. Joint International Semantic Technology Conference, JIST 2011, Hangzhou, China, December 4-7, 2011, Proceedings. Springer. 16 pp, pp. 242-257.


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Concurrent fine grained updates are essential for using RDF stores in dynamic modern Web applications, where users increasingly contribute content as often as they read content. SPARQL Update is a language proposed by the W3C for fine grained updates for RDF stores. In this work we propose an operational semantics for an update language for RDF, which models core features of SPARQL Update. Firstly, an abstract syntax for RDF and updates is presented. Secondly, the operational semantics is defined using relations over the abstract syntax. The operational semantics specifies all possible operational behaviours of updates in the presence of an RDF store. The specification is useful as a common reference for compiler engineers and as a foundation for the static analysis of updates.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 9783642299223 (print)
Venue - Dates: 1st Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JST 2011), China, 2011-12-04 - 2011-12-07
Keywords: linked data, sparql
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 271769
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30 April 2012Published
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2010 02:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 18:07
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271769

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