SPARQL-ST: Extending SPARQL to Support Spatiotemporal Queries

TitleSPARQL-ST: Extending SPARQL to Support Spatiotemporal Queries
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMatthew Perry, Prateek Jain, Amit Sheth
Book TitleGeospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web
Date Published2011
CityNew York
ISSN Number978-1-4419-9445-5
ISBN Number10.1007/978-1-4419-9446-2
KeywordsSPARQL-ST, spatial filter, spatial join, spatial selection, spatio-temporal filter, spatio-temporal query, spatio-temporal semantic web, temporal filter, temporal join, temporal selection

Spatial and temporal data is plentiful on the Web, and SemanticWeb technologies have the potential to make this data more accessible and more useful. Semantic Web researchers have consequently made progress towards better handling of spatial and temporal data.SPARQL, the W3C-recommended query language for RDF, does not adequately support complex spatial and temporal queries. In this work, we present the SPARQL-ST query language. SPARQL-ST is an extension of SPARQL for complex spatiotemporal queries. We present a formal syntax and semantics for SPARQL-ST. In addition, we describe a prototype implementation of SPARQL-ST and demonstrate the scalability of this implementation with a performance study using large real-world and synthetic RDF datasets.

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Matthew Perry, Prateek Jain and Amit Sheth, 'SPARQL-ST: Extending SPARQL to Support Spatiotemporal Queries,' book chapter in Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web: Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications, N. Ashish and A. Sheth (Eds.), Springer, 2011, pp. 61-86.
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pages: 61-86.
publisher: Springer Publishers Inc.
year: 2011
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