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Section: Application Domains

Querying Large Graphs

Increasingly large amounts of graph-structured data become available. The methods we develop apply for the efficient evaluation of graph queries over large — and potentially distributed — graphs. In particular, we consider the SPARQL query language, which is the standard language for querying graphs structured in the Resource Description Format (RDF). We also consider other increasingly popular graph query languages such as Cypher queries for extracting information from property graphs.

We compile graph queries into lower-level distributed primitives found in big data frameworks such as Apache Spark, Flink, etc. Applications of graph querying are ubiquitous and include: large knowledge bases, social networks, road networks, trust networks and fraud detection for cryptocurrencies, publications graphs, web graphs, recommenders, etc.