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RDF, aka Resource Description Framework, is a data notation created in 1997.

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The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications originally designed as a metadata data model. It has come to be used as a general method for conceptual description or modeling of information that is implemented in web resources, using a variety of syntax notations and data serialization formats. It is also used in knowledge management applications. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from Wikipedia:
@prefix rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#> . @prefix foaf: <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/> . @prefix dc: <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/> . <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn> dc:publisher "Wikipedia" ; dc:title "Tony Benn" ; foaf:primaryTopic [ a foaf:Person ; foaf:name "Tony Benn" ] .

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