RDFXML (.rdf)


Import & Export

  • Import["file.rdf"] imports an RDF/XML file, returning an RDFStore.
  • Import["file.rdf",elements] imports the specified elements.
  • Export["file.rdf",expr] exports an RDFStore to an RDF/XML file.

Import Elements

  • General Import elements:
  • "Elements" list of elements and options available in this file
    "Rules"full list of rules for each element and option
    "Options"list of rules for options, properties and settings
  • Data representation elements:
  • "Data"an RDFStore
    "Base"base IRI used to resolve relative IRIs
    "Prefixes"association of prefixes to namespace IRIs


  • Import options:
  • "Base"Automaticbase IRI used to resolve relative IRIs
  • The value of "Base" is only used if the file does not specify a base IRI.
  • "Base" can take the following values:
  • Automaticthe file name of the imported file
    Noneno base IRI
    "iri" or URL["iri"]an IRI
  • Export options:
  • "Base"Noneproduce IRIs relative to this base
    "Prefixes"<||>produce prefixed names using these prefixes
  • "Base" and "Prefixes" can be used to shorten an exported file. These options do not change the meaning of the RDFStore that the file represents.


Basic Examples  (1)

Export an RDF graph as RDF/XML:

Import the same document: