07 Jul RDF – Resource Description Framework
RDF is a semantic model using “triples” for data storage, access and interchange, supporting data merging across different schemas. The triples model creates a directed graph that can grow supporting the evolution of schemas over time without requiring all the data interfaces to be changed. The expressiveness of RDF is in the URIs that name the relationships between things as well as the two ends of each link, allowing relational database content and less structured content to be combined, accessed, and shared across different applications. The collection of RDF triples becomes a directed, labeled graph, where the edges represent the named links between each pair of resources, and the resources themselves forming the graph nodes.