Terse RDF Triple Language


Terse RDF Triple Language (Turtle) was defined by Dave Beckett as a subset of Tim Berners-Lee and Dan Connolly's Notation3 (N3) language, and a superset of the minimal N-Triples format.

Unlike full N3, which has an expressive power that goes much beyond RDF, Terse RDF Triple Language can only serialize valid RDF graphs.

Terse RDF Triple Language is an alternative to RDF/XML, the originally unique syntax and standard for writing RDF. As opposed to RDF/XML, Terse RDF Triple Language does not rely on XML and is generally recognized as being more readable and easier to edit manually than its XML counterpart.

SPARQL, the query language for RDF, uses a syntax similar to Terse RDF Triple Language for expressing query patterns.

In 2011, a working group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) started working on an updated version of RDF, with the intention of publishing it along with a standardised version of RDF. The Terse RDF Triple Language specification was published as a W3C recommendation on 25 February 2014

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