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2. RDF: Heart and Soul > 2.6. Talking RDF: Lingo and Vocabulary

Talking RDF: Lingo and Vocabulary

Right at this moment, you have enough understanding of the RDF graph to progress into the RDF/XML syntax in the next chapter. However, if you follow any of the conversations related to RDF, some terms and concepts might cause confusion. Before ending this chapter on the RDF graph, I thought I would spend some time on these potentially confusing concepts.

Graphs and Subgraphs

In any RDF graph, a subgraph of the graph would be a subset of the triples contained in the graph. As I said earlier, each triple is uniquely its own RDF graph, in its own right, and can actually be modeled within a separate directed graph. In Figure 2-3, the triple represented by the following is a subgraph of the entire set of N-Triples representing the entire graph:


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