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Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:51:15 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <20040119115115.6944d6c0.dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>

I'd like to announce an updated version of the little language I've
been developing for a while:

  Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language

  (previously called N-Triples Plus)

The language is based on the N-Triples[1] RDF test case language with
the addition of several (now 9) items taken from Notation3[2] that I found the
most useful and most used.  The last one I've just added was the (...)
syntax for RDF collections which is a handy short form.

It's defined in an EBNF and I give a few examples, although many N3
ones are also valid if you stick to this subset (mostly subset, see
the QNames section).

The document also links to a pre-print paper that describes the
ideas behind the development.

Turtle is also implemented as a language in it's own right in my
RDF parser Raptor http://www.redland.opensource.ac.uk/raptor/
with the latest addition in the CVS version only; will be in
the 1.2.0 version.

Let me know what you think.



[1] N-Triples http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-testcases/#ntriples
  in RDF Test Cases, which I co-edit

[2] Notation3 http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Notation3
 by Tim Berners-Lee
Received on Monday, 19 January 2004 06:52:06 UTC

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