With the release of SPARQL 1.1 in 2013 property paths were introduced, which make it possible to describe queries that do not explicitly define the length of the path that is traversed within an RDF graph. Already existing RDF stores were adapted to support property paths. In order to give an insight on how well the current implementations of property paths in RDF stores work, we introduce a benchmark for evaluating the support of property paths. In order to support realistic RDF graphs as well as arbitrarily scalable synthetic RDF graphs as benchmark dataset, a query generator was developed that creates queries from query templates. Furthermore, we present the results of our benchmark for 4 RDF stores frequently used in academia and industry. These results indicate that many current implementations of property paths have several shortcomings.
05.10.2017 - 10:15