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The components described in this chapter—RDF parsers, serializers, stores, and query engines—are the components of a system that includes semantic models. The information represented in RDF is the building block that goes into making and using a semantic model. The model is represented in RDF. The semantic modeling languages of the W3C, RDFS, and OWL are built entirely in RDF, and they can be federated just like any other RDF data. As data expressed in RDF, semantic models are housed in the RDF store, along with all other data. Semantic models also include meta-data--data that help to organize other data. When the information is federated from multiple sources, the RDF data model allows one to represent all the data in a single, ...

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