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What is RDF

Topic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

Subtopic: 2015



RDF is a format for storing atomic data as a ‘triple’ in the format subject, predicate and object, each component of which is qualified by a URI. As such it is completely normalised data. All data can be stored as RDF triples and queried using a the SPARQL query engine. The RDF equivalent of a database schema is an OWL Ontology. This technology introduces a complete terminology for describing data as Concepts, Object Properties, Data Properties and Axioms. This paper introduces the terminology and describes its relevance to traditional and emerging data trends such as the Semantic Web, Linked Data and Big Data as well as covering traditional data formats such as relational data and xml



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