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Oracle® Database Semantic Technologies Developer's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)

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Preface

Oracle Database Semantic Technologies Developer's Guide provides usage and reference information about Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 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). The Semantic Technologies feature is licensed with the Oracle Spatial option to Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and it requires the Oracle Partitioning option to Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.

Note:

You must perform certain actions and meet prerequisites before you can use any types, synonyms, or PL/SQL packages related to Oracle semantic technologies support. These actions and prerequisites are explained in Section A.1.

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).

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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/.

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