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Oracle® Database Semantic Technologies Developer's Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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Preface

Oracle Database Semantic Technologies Developer's Guide provides usage and reference information about Oracle Database support for semantic technologies, including storage, inference, and query capabilities for data and ontologies based on Resource Description Framework (RDF), RDF Schema (RDFS), and Web Ontology Language (OWL).

Note:

Oracle Spatial must be installed before you can use any of the RDF and OWL capabilities. Partitioning must also be enabled, as explained in Section 1.12.

Audience

This guide is intended for those who need to use semantic technology to store, manage, and query semantic data in the database.

You should be familiar with at least the main concepts and techniques for the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL).

Documentation Accessibility

Our goal is to make Oracle products, services, and supporting documentation accessible to all users, including users that are disabled. To that end, our documentation includes features that make information available to users of assistive technology. This documentation is available in HTML format, and contains markup to facilitate access by the disabled community. Accessibility standards will continue to evolve over time, and Oracle is actively engaged with other market-leading technology vendors to address technical obstacles so that our documentation can be accessible to all of our customers. For more information, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program Web site at http://www.oracle.com/accessibility/.

Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

Screen readers may not always correctly read the code examples in this document. The conventions for writing code require that closing braces should appear on an otherwise empty line; however, some screen readers may not always read a line of text that consists solely of a bracket or brace.

Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

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Related Documents

For an excellent explanation of RDF concepts, see the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) RDF Primer at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/.

For information about OWL, see the OWL Web Ontology Language Reference at http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-ref/.

Conventions

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