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Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

pp 1960-1966

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SPARQL

  • Axel PolleresAffiliated withSiemens AG Österreich

Synonyms

SPARQL 1.​1; W3C Standard RDF Query Language

Glossary

RDF

Resource Description Framework

RDFS

RDF Schema, a lightweight ontology language on top of RDF

Triple

An atomic statement of the form (subject predicate object) in RDF

RDF Graph

A set of RDF triples

W3C

World Wide Web Consortium

W3C Recommendation

Standards published by the W3C

SPARQL

initially “Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language,” or nowadays more often referred to by the recursive acronym “SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language”; in its 1.1 version, SPARQL comprises not only a query language and a protocol but also a data manipulation language and other features

SPARQL Protocol

defines how to invoke SPARQL queries and updates via a SPARQL endpoint and how results should be returned via HTTP

SPARQL Service

Any implementation conforming to the SPARQL Protocol

SPARQL Endpoint

The URI at which a SPARQL service listens for requests from clients

OWL

Web Ontology Language, a schema language on top of RDF, rooted in Description Logics

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