Abstract: RDF validation is a field where the Semantic Web community is currently focusing attention. Besides, there is a recent trend to migrate data from different sources to semantic web formats. Therefore, in order to facilitate this transformation, we propose: a set of mappings that can be used to convert from XML Schema to Shape Expressions (ShEx), a prototype that implements a subset of the proposed mappings, an example application to obtain a ShEx schema from an XML Schema and a discussion on conversion implications of non-deterministic schemata. We demonstrate that an XML and its corresponding XML Schema are still valid when converted to their RDF and ShEx counterparts. This conversion, along with the development of other format mappings, could drive to an improvement of data interoperability due to the reduction of the technological gap.
Keywords: ShEx, XML Schema, Shape Expressions, formats mapping, data validation
Journal: Semantic Web, vol. Pre-press, no. Pre-press, pp. 1-19, 2018