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vSparQL is an extension of the W3C recommended query language for RDF, SparQL, with additional syntax enabling the creation of application ontologies as views of reference ontologies. Specifically, our extension adds support for subqueries, recursive queries, and Skolem functions for the creation of new nodes.

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Shaw, Marianne and Detwiler, Landon T and Noy, N. F. and Brinkley, James F and Suciu, Dan (2011) vSPARQL: A View Definition Language for the Semantic Web. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 44(1):pp. 102-117.

Detwiler, Landon T and Shaw, Marianne S and Cook, Daniel L and Gennari, John H and Brinkley, James F (2009) Post-Coordinating Orthogonal Ontologies for Data Annotation. In Proceedings, Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, pages 815, San Fransisco, CA.

Shaw, Marianne and Detwiler, Landon T and Brinkley, James F and Suciu, Dan and Mejino, Jose L V (2008) Generating Application Ontologies from Reference Ontologies. In Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, pages pp. 672-676, Washington, DC.