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The enthusiastic acceptance of Resource Description Framework (RDF) as a data model has given birth to a new data storage paradigm, namely, the RDF Graph model. The pool of modeling and visualization tools available for RDF stores is limited due to the technology being in its fledgling stage. The work presented in this paper, called R2D (RDF-to-Database) is an effort to make available, to RDF data stores, the abundance of relational tools that are currently in the market. This is done in the form of a JDBC wrapper around RDF Stores that presents a relational view of the stores and their data to the modeling and visualization tools. This paper presents key R2D functionalities and mapping constructs, procedures for every stage of R2D deployment, and sample results in the form of screenshots and performance graphs.
Date of Conference: 15-18 Sept. 2009