Translating XPath Queries into SPARQL Queries

Matthias Droop, Markus Flarer, Jinghua Groppe, Sven Groppe, Volker Linnemann, Jakob Pinggera, Florian Santner, Michael Schier, Felix Schöpf, Hannes Staffler, Stefan Zugal


The W3C has developed XPath [3] as a query language for XML data. XPath is embedded in many other languages like XQuery and XSLT. The name of XPath derives from its basic concept, the path expression, with which the user can hierarchically address the nodes of the XML data. The user of XPath may not only use simple relationships like parent-child, but also more complex relationships like the descendant relationship, which is the transitive closure of the parent-child relationship. Furthermore, complex filter expressions are allowed in XPath queries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: OTM 2007 Workshops
EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari, Pilar Herrero
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.11.2007
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76887-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-76888-3
Publication statusPublished - 01.11.2007
EventOTM Confederated International Workshops and Posters AWeSOMe, CAMS, OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium, MONET, OnToContent, ORM, PerSys, PPN, RDDS, SSWS, and SWWS 2007
- Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: 25.11.200730.11.2007
Conference number: 71233

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Intelligent Systems
  • Centers: Center for Artificial Intelligence Luebeck (ZKIL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 409-04 Operating, Communication, Database and Distributed Systems


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