Version control for RDF triple stores

Steve Cassidy*, James Ballantine

*Corresponding author for this work

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RDF, the core data format for the Semantic Web, is increasingly being deployed both from automated sources and via human authoring either directly or through tools that generate RDF output. As individuals build up large amounts of RDF data and as groups begin to collaborate on authoring knowledge stores in RDF, the need for some kind of version management becomes apparent. While there are many version control systems available for program source code and even for XML data, the use of version control for RDF data is not a widely explored area. This paper examines an existing version control system for program source code, Darcs, which is grounded in a semi-formal theory of patches, and proposes an adaptation to directly manage versions of an RDF triple store.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSOFT 2007 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 22 Jul 200725 Jul 2007


Other2nd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2007


  • RDF version control annotation


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