rdfDB : An RDF Database

R.V.Guha

What is rdfDB

rdfDB is intended to be a simple, scalable, open-source database for RDF for systems like Semantic Web Services.

The goals of this project are to build a database that is capable of

  1. Supporting a graph oriented API via a textual query language ala SQL.
  2. Load/Reload an RDF file from a url into the database
  3. Scalable to millions of nodes and triples.
  4. Provide support for RDF Schemas.
  5. Provide support for some basic forms of inferencing.
  6. Provide both C and Perl access to the database.
  7. The Perl philosophy applies : Simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible.
The current version is 0.46.

Documentation

See also...

Here is a simple www front end browser for the dmoz hierarchy based on rdfDB DBI. Here is the code behind that.

rdfDB has recieved contributions from Dan Brickley, Rael Dornfest, Jeen Broekstra and Eric Van Der Vlist.

If you use rdfDB for something, please drop me a line.

I have started a group a egroups for discussions and notifications regarding rdfDB.