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The essence of functional programming on semantic data

The essence of functional programming on semantic data
The essence of functional programming on semantic data
Semantic data fuels many different applications, but is still lacking proper integration into programming languages. Untyped access is error-prone. Mapping approaches cannot fully capture the conceptualization of semantic data. In this paper, we present lambda-DL, a typed lambda-calculus with constructs for operating on semantic data. This is achieved by the integration of description logics into the lambda-calculus for both typing and data access or querying. The language is centered around several key design principles, in particular: (1) the usage of semantic conceptualizations as types, (2) subtype inference for these types, and (3) type-checked query access to the data by both ensuring the satisfiability of queries as well as typing query results precisely. The paper motivates the use of a designated type system for semantic data and it provides the theoretic foundation for the integration of description logics as well as the core formal definition of lambda-DL including a proof of type safety.
750-776
Springer
Leinberger, Martin
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Lämmel, Ralf
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Staab, Steffen
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Yang, Hongseok
Leinberger, Martin
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Lämmel, Ralf
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Staab, Steffen
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Yang, Hongseok

Leinberger, Martin, Lämmel, Ralf and Staab, Steffen (2017) The essence of functional programming on semantic data. Yang, Hongseok (ed.) In Programming Languages and Systems: 26th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2017, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2017, Uppsala, Sweden, April 22–29, 2017, Proceedings. vol. 10201, Springer. pp. 750-776 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-662-54434-1_28).

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Semantic data fuels many different applications, but is still lacking proper integration into programming languages. Untyped access is error-prone. Mapping approaches cannot fully capture the conceptualization of semantic data. In this paper, we present lambda-DL, a typed lambda-calculus with constructs for operating on semantic data. This is achieved by the integration of description logics into the lambda-calculus for both typing and data access or querying. The language is centered around several key design principles, in particular: (1) the usage of semantic conceptualizations as types, (2) subtype inference for these types, and (3) type-checked query access to the data by both ensuring the satisfiability of queries as well as typing query results precisely. The paper motivates the use of a designated type system for semantic data and it provides the theoretic foundation for the integration of description logics as well as the core formal definition of lambda-DL including a proof of type safety.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 December 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 March 2017
Published date: 2017
Venue - Dates: 26th European Symposium on Programming, Sweden, 2017-04-21 - 2017-04-28
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 404009
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/404009
PURE UUID: 1b46214d-a7f7-4e10-aa17-03256cda1f97
ORCID for Steffen Staab: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0780-4154

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Date deposited: 19 Dec 2016 16:19
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 05:06

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Author: Martin Leinberger
Author: Ralf Lämmel
Author: Steffen Staab ORCID iD
Editor: Hongseok Yang

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