More and more data is going up on the Internet using linked data in a variety of formats such as microformats, RDFa, and RDF/XML.
Linked data represents entities as consistent URLs and includes links to other databases of the linked data. In a sense, it's the computer equivalent of human-readable web pages. Often, these formats are used for open data, such as the data published by some governments, like in the UK and elsewhere.
Linked data adds a lot of flexibility and power, but it also introduces more complexity. Often, to work effectively with linked data, we need to start a triple store of some kind. In this recipe and the next three, we'll use Sesame (http://rdf4j.org/) and the
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