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A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web by James Powell

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SPARQL

Although RDF data serializations can be published directly on the Web, most Semantic Web projects generate enough data that the use of a specialized data storage system is warranted. Data storage systems that are specifically designed for Semantic Web data are most commonly referred to as triplestores. Although they may use any number of techniques for storing and indexing triples, they provide a common set of capabilities including importing RDF data serialized in various formats such as RDF/XML, data update functionality, managing aggregations of triples as distinct repositories or graphs, indexing triples for faster searching, inferencing, and a standard way of searching RDF triples. SPARQL is the standard query language for RDF. This ...

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