[openbiblio-dev] Exposing as RDF...

William Waites william.waites at okfn.org
Wed Jun 30 15:06:59 UTC 2010

On 10-06-29 10:45, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> Thanks all of you. At this stage treat me as ignorant (as that is the
> case!) and see this as an educational process. So "rdflib" - is this
> python? or a C/++ library? etc. I'll make some guesses but I'll
> probably be back! and "4store"?

rdflib is a python library, it is used heavily in ordf, providing
classes for graphs and uris and literals. It also has facilities
for rdf storage, it can use berkeley db or a sql database for
example, but is not suitable for large datasets. Its sparql
implementation (in version 2.4.2) is said to be problematic
to get compiled on Windows.

The reasoner, FuXi, is also built on rdflib and at this stage
requires version 2.4.2.

4store is a different triplestore and comes from a company
called Garlik, derived from Steve Harris' work at Southampton.
It is much more suitable for larger datasets.


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