Thursday, January 14, 2010

world's shortest N3 tutorial

Here's all you need to know to start using N3 right now

1). Allows RDF to be shown in a readable, natural, format.
2). Reduces file sizes.
3). You Can learn basic syntax by remembering a few rules.
4). Basic syntax is enough for most situations.

What are the Rules I need to know you ask?

1). Resources must end with a period
2). Use prefixes as much as possible
3). End each triple with a semi-colon
4). [] is short for bnode or anonomous
5). use “a” instead of rdf:type

and finally, an example to consider...

@prefix xsd: .
@prefix : .

[] a :SomeRDFClass ;
:xsdVal xsd:String ;
:hasLiteral “Some Value" .

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