While dated and not covering SPARQL 1.1 and its improvements, this resource may still be a useful read for beginners seeking to understand the query language and the RDF data model in general. Contains some good examples of query construction, many using an RDF representation of the periodic table familiar to most high school chemistry students.
Keywords: SPARQL, Triple, Graph, eXtensible Markup Language (XML)
Author: Dodds, Leigh
Date created: 2005-11-16 05:00:00.000
Time required: P30M
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Understands how to combine and filter graph patterns using operators such as UNION, OPTIONAL, FILTER, and MINUS.
- Understands that a SPARQL query matches an RDF graph against a pattern of triples with fixed and variable values.
- Understands the basic syntax of a SPARQL query.
- Understands the major SPARQL result set modifiers, e.g., to limit or sort results, or to return distinct results only once.
- Understands RDF serializations as interchangeable encodings of a given set of triples (RDF graph).