Chapter 7. RDF database fundamentals

This chapter covers

  • An overview of RDF databases
  • A comparison of RDF and relational databases
  • Collecting Linked Data in an RDF database

This chapter will enable you to recognize the benefits of Linked Data modeling over other forms of modeling. The chapter is not intended as a thorough analysis of different database models but will present sufficient content to enable you to understand the features associated with RDF databases. We’ll highlight the differences between the traditional relational database approach and RDF databases. We’ll explain why the Linked Data community finds RDF databases useful and the types of problems such systems solve. We’ll demonstrate how to transform data from Excel, CSV, and ...

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