an rdf library for node.js. Suitable for client and server side.


Javascript RDF library for browsers and NodeJS.

  • Reads and writes RDF/xml, turtle and N3.
  • Read/Write Linked Data client, using WebDav or SPARQL/Update
  • Parses RDF/a. (rdflib-rdfa.js version only)
  • Local API for querying store
  • SPARQL queries (not full SPARQL)
  • Smushing of nodes from owl:sameAs, and owl:{f,inverseF}unctionProperty
  • Tracks provence of triples keeps metadata (in RDF) from HTTP accesses

Install dependencies you may need to generate the js file.

$ npm install -g coffee-script nodeunit   

Generate the dist directory

$ npm install

Make sure you have NodeJS and Node Package Manager (npm) installed.

npm install --save rdflib

Possible out of date information is available from here: http://dig.csail.mit.edu/2005/ajar/ajaw/Developer.html.

  • dist, Run 'make' in this directory to generate dist in whch libraries are buit
  • test, Tests are here.
- jQuery   (rdfa version only)
- jQuery, XMLHTTPRequest (Node.js version)

Thanks to the many contributors who have been involved along the way. LinkedData team & TimBL