Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Robert Schweller

Second Advisor

Dr. Andres Figueroa

Third Advisor

Dr. Richard Fowler


The explosive growth of RDF data on the Semantic Web drives the need for novel database systems that can efficiently store and query large RDF datasets. To achieve good performance and scalability of query processing, most existing RDF storage systems use a relational database management system as a backend to manage RDF data. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a Relational RDF Database Management System. Our main research contributions are: (1) We propose a formal model of a Relational RDF Database Management System (RRDBMS), (2) We propose generic algorithms for schema, data and query mapping, (3) We implement the first and only RRDBMS, S2ST, that supports multiple relational database management systems, user-customizable schema mapping, schema-independent data mapping, and semantics-preserving query translation.


Copyright 2009 Anthony T. Piazza. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American