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SPARQL playground

Name of the tool: SPARQL playground
Home page: SPARQL Playground
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Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool: SPARQL, Java, Javascript
Relevant semantic web technologies: RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL
Categories: SPARQL Endpoint, Search Engine
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(Tool description last modified on 2015-12-8.)


SPARQL playground is a standalone application to learn SPARQL - Protocol and RDF Query Language. It uses Sesame 2.8.6 as SPARQL Engine. It is open-source and is currently maintained by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (

It is a multi platform and generic tool, that can be customized with any rdf data. comes with a simple set of data with persons and their pets (less than 100 triples).

Tutorials / Workshops

The SPARQL playground was designed for teaching the technology in tutorials / workshops. It works offline (therefore no need to have a WIFI connection) and can be customised with your own specific examples and exercices. While online, it also supports federated queries with any endpoint. It is free to use.

Key Features

  • Implements SPARQL 1.1 using Sesame
  • Provides SNORQL interface with customisable example queries
  • Reload turtle data in the fly
  • Customisable dataset
  • Federated queries with any SPARQL endpoint
  • Supports both in memory and native datastore

Other Playgrounds contains a subset of neXtProt data (human proteome) contains a subset of UniProt data