Semantic Web Framework

Jena Makes it into the Apache Incubator

Jessica Thornsby

New Apache project implements W3C recommendations for semantic web technologies.

The Jena semantic web framework for Java has made it into the Apache Incubator! Jena implements W3C recommendations for the semantic web technologies of RDF and SPARQL. It consists of an API for working with RDF, multiple storage systems for RDF data, and parsers and writers for the RDF formats. It contains an implementation of SPARQL and an API for manipulating OWL. The project will include the main components of Jena, the main Jena download, GRDDL, ARQ, SDB, TDB, the IRI library and Joseki. Jena uses the projects Xerces, Lucene, Apache Commons HttpClient and Apache Commons FileUpload.

This project was originally created as part of a HPLabs initiative to develop a framework that provided a library to deal with the details of semantic web standards.


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