Towards an Open Framework for Ontology Based Data Access with Protégé and DIG 1.1

Mariano Rodriguez-Muro and Diego Calvanese

Proc. of the 5th Int. Workshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions (OWLED 2008). Volume 432 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, http://ceur-ws.org/. 2008.

Ontology Based Data Access (OBDA) is concerned with the problem of mediating access to data sources through an ontology describing the information represented therein. As OBDA reaches into the mainstream of Semantic Web technology, a need for standardization is emerging. On the one hand, early availability of common methodologies to access and interact with systems that offer OBDA functionality would prevent the multitude of API's and protocols that commonly appear when a new breed of systems becomes available and which complicates systems interoperability. On the other hand, a collection of software tools that provide functionality that is required by most OBDA systems could help minimizing duplication and redundancy across implementation efforts for these systems. This article presents the initial components of an Open Framework for OBDA that targets the previous issues; the first issue is addressed with an OBDA extension to the DIG 1.1 Interface; the second one with a plugin for the ontology editor Protégé that provides core OBDA functionality. Both components are open, extensible, and designed to accommodate the different techniques that are used in OBDA today.


@inproceedings{OWLED-2008-DIG,
   title = "Towards an Open Framework for Ontology Based Data Access with
Protégé and DIG 1.1",
   year = "2008",
   author = "Mariano Rodriguez-Muro and Diego Calvanese",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the 5th Int. Workshop on OWL: Experiences and
Directions (OWLED 2008)",
   volume = "432",
   series = "CEUR Workshop Proceedings, http://ceur-ws.org/",
}
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