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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title How to 'Make a bridge to the new town' using OntoAccess
Organization Unit
Authors
  • Matthias Hert
  • Giacomo Ghezzi
  • Michael Würsch
  • Harald Gall
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
Language
  • English
ISBN 978-3-642-25092-7
Page Range 112 - 127
Event Title 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
Event Type conference
Event Location Bonn, Germany
Event Start Date October 23 - 2011
Event End Date October 27 - 2011
Series Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number 7032
Place of Publication Bonn, Germany
Publisher Springer
Abstract Text Business-critical legacy applications often rely on relational databases to sustain daily operations. Introducing Semantic Web technology in newly developed systems is often difficult, as these systems need to run in tandem with their predecessors and cooperatively read and update existing data.A common pattern is to incrementally migrate data from a legacy system to its successor by running the new system in parallel, with a data bridge in between. Existing approaches that can be deployed as a data bridge in theory, restrict Semantic Web-enabled applications to read legacy data in practice, disallowing update operations completely.This paper explains how our RDB-to-RDF platform OntoAccess can be used to transition legacy systems into Semantic Web-enabled applications. By means of a case study, we exemplify how we successfully made a bridge between one of our own large-scale legacy systems and its long-term replacement. We elaborate on challenges we faced during the migration process and how we were able to overcome them.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1007/978-3-642-25093-4_8
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