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Rasqal is a C library for RDF (Resource Description Framework) query syntaxes, query construction and query execution returning result bindings. It supports the query languages RDQL and SPARQL. 'Rasqual' provides APIs for creating a query and parsing query synta. It includes pluggable triple-store source and matching interfaces, an engine for executing the queries and an API for manipulating results as bindings. It uses the Raptor RDF parser to return triples from RDF content and can also work with the Redland RDF library's persistent triple stores.


Download version 0.9.9 (beta)
released on 19 May 2005



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey29 October 2004
LGPLv2.1orlaterJanet Casey29 October 2004

Leaders and contributors

Dave Beckett Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Developer VCS Repository Webview
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite bison
Weak prerequisite automake
Weak prerequisite pcre
Required to use Raptor 1.3.0 or later
Weak prerequisite autoconf (all for building from CVS)
Weak prerequisite flex

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 January 2008.


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