SHAPEness: a SHACL-driven RDF Graph Editor

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Rossana Paciello
Daniele Bailo
Luca Trani
Valerio Vinciarelli
Manuela Sbarra
Lorenzo Fenoglio
Sara Capotosti

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The Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) has been recently introduced as a W3C recommendation to define constraints (called shapes) for validating RDF graphs. In this paper a novel SHACL-driven multi-view editor is presented: SHAPEness. It empowers users by offering them a rich interface for assessing and improving the quality of RDF graphs. SHAPEness has been developed and tested in the framework of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS). In this context, the SHAPEness features have proven to be a valuable solution to easily create and maintain valid graphs ac-cording to the EPOS data model. The SHACL-driven approach underpinning SHAPEness, makes this tool suitable for a broad range of domains, or use cases, which structure their knowledge by means of SHACL constraints.
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