Section: Research Program
Semantic Query Answering
In the presence of data semantics, query evaluation techniques are insufficient as they only take into account the database, but do not provide the reasoning capabilities required in order to reflect the semantic knowledge. In contrast, (ontology-based) query answering takes into account both the data and the semantic knowledge in order to compute the full query answers, blending query evaluation and semantic reasoning.
We aim at designing efficient semantic query answering algorithms, both building on cost-based reformulation algorithms developed in the team and exploring new approaches mixing materialization and reformulation.