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Name of the tool: dotNetRDF
Home page: dotNetRDF
Date of latest release:
Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool: .Net, C-sharp
Relevant semantic web technologies: RDF, RDFS, SPARQL
Categories: API, Programming Environment
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(Tool description last modified on 2011-03-11.)


The aim of the dotNetRDF Project is to create an Open Source .Net Library using the latest versions of the .Net Framework to provide a powerful and easy to use API for working with RDF. Our aim is to provide an effective way for working with reasonable amounts of RDF in .Net.

We provide support for various different backing Stores in the Library as well as an API which allows arbitrary Stores to be plugged into the library. Currently we support the following Stores plus simple SQL based stores with SQL Server/MySQL: AllegroGraph, 4store, Joseki, Sesame, Talis and Virtuoso. It also provides a comprehensive SPARQL implementation that already includes support for many of the SPARQL 1.1 features currently being specified by the W3C working group.

The toolkit also includes additional tools, like rdfEditor; a Notepad replacement for editing RDF and SPARQL, rdfConvert, a file format converter; or a Store Manager, a utility which allows to use a simple GUI interface to view and manage the contents of Triple Stores.

The work is also a project on SourceForge.