SPARQL Graduates to W3C Recommendation

January 17, 2008

I watched a presentation on this about 18 months ago at a conference and it looked pretty interesting - some good potential applications in the scientific field. Glad to see things are progressing.

“The W3C just gave SPARQL the stamp of approval. SPARQL is a query language for the Semantic Web, and differs from other query languages in that is usable across different data sources. There are already 14 implementations of the spec available. Most of them are free software. There are also billions of relations out there that are query-able, thanks to the Linking Open Data project. The structured data of Wikipedia is now query-able at DBpedia. Also, have a look at Ivan Herman’s presentations on this topic.”