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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2022.12
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da Costa, Ana Rita Santos Lopes ; Santos, André ; Leal, José Paulo

Large Semantic Graph Summarization Using Namespaces

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We propose an approach to summarize large semantics graphs using namespaces. Semantic graphs based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF) use namespaces on their serializations. Although these namespaces are not part of RDF semantics, they have intrinsic meaning. Based on this insight, we use namespaces to create summary graphs of reduced size, more amenable to be visualized. In the summarization, object literals are also reduced to their data type and the blank nodes to a group of their own. The visualization created for the summary graph aims to give insight of the original large graph. This paper describes the proposed approach and reports on the results obtained with representative large semantic graphs.

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  author =	{da Costa, Ana Rita Santos Lopes and Santos, Andr\'{e} and Leal, Jos\'{e} Paulo},
  title =	{{Large Semantic Graph Summarization Using Namespaces}},
  booktitle =	{11th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2022)},
  pages =	{12:1--12:9},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-245-7},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{104},
  editor =	{Cordeiro, Jo\~{a}o and Pereira, Maria Jo\~{a}o and Rodrigues, Nuno F. and Pais, Sebasti\~{a}o},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-167585},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2022.12},
  annote =	{Keywords: Semantic graph, RDF, namespaces, reification}

Keywords: Semantic graph, RDF, namespaces, reification
Collection: 11th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 27.07.2022
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