Chapter Three

RDF and the Semantic Web Stack

Abstract

This chapter presents the main Semantic Web notions and technologies used throughout the second part of this book. It starts with a description of the RDF data model and then presents SPARQL, mainly focusing on its query language aspect. Then we focus on the different ontology languages that serve as a schema solution to RDF facts. We provide an introduction to the reasoning facilities that can be associated to such ontologies. We finalize this chapter with benchmarks and tools.

Keywords

Ontology
Knowledge base
Reasoning
RDF
RDFS
OWL
SPARQL
SKOS
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