A General Approach to Query the Web of Data

With the development of the Semantic Web, an increasing amount of data with semantics has been published on the web according to the Linked Data principles and become ubiquitous. The requirement of utilizing the entire web of data to answer a query has arised since the desire for the application of such ubiquitous semantic data sources. However, limited research work has been made on the query above the web of data and there is not a formal way to describe the query processing procedure. In this paper, we propose a general query processing method on the web of data, which contains three steps: data inference configuration, data discovery, result generation and ranking. Finally, we briefly represent the work already done and the future work.