Sacha Berger, François Bry, Tim Furche, Benedikt Linse, Sebastian Schaffert:
The Web and Semantic Web Query Language Xcerpt.

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In: AIS SIGSEMIS and OSR Semantic Web Fact Book 2005, April 2006

Access to Web data has become an integral part of many applications and services. In the past, such data has usually been accessed through human-tailored HTML interfaces. Nowadays, data is more and more served in (syntactically and semantically) richer data formats such as XML and RDF that can be conveniently accessed and processed with Web query languages. However, ordinary Web query languages such as XQuery, XSLT, and SPARQL focus on a single Web format. Xcerpt goes beyond these languages and provides versatile access to data in different Web formats within the same query. This article highlights Xcerpt’s essential principles and features.



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