Resource Description Framework
RDF is a W3C standard, which is a key to interoperability in exchange of data between different services, as data encoded in RDF is self-described to a certain extent, using Semantic Web techniques. RDF can be encoded in XML, or more textual formats like Turtle, or JSON-LD.
This page intends to hold pointers about various Semantic Web / RDF resources and tools linked to Debian.
Tools packaged in Debian
raptor2-utils: provides the rapper tool capable of parsing and serializing in various RDF serialization formats
rasqal-utils: provides the roqet tool for querying RDF graphs
more to be filed here
The debtags tool knows a semantic data category that can be queried for a comprehensive list (assignment of tags pending).
Semantic data about Debian
Some elaborated discussion of such needs is documented in Authoritative Linked Data descriptions of Debian source packages using ADMS.SW
RDF descriptions of Debian source packages on the PTS
Every Debian source package should have an RDF/XML representation available at http://packages.qa.debian.org/src_pkg_name
See for instance the apache2 data at : http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2 (rapper -o turtle http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2 or curl -L -H 'Accept: application/rdf+xml' http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2
Further information about this service is available on qa.debian.org/pts/RdfInterface.
#685605 discusses both this and the UDD export.
#685605 discusses both this and the PTS export.
Discussion about further data
Describing the Debian project per se
http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2011/05/msg00069.html for a discussion about a ?DOAP profile for the Debian project
Describing Debian contributors
http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2011/06/msg00000.html for Alioth users ?FOAF profiles an projects DOAP descriptions
http://contributors.debian.org/ by now has more comprehensive information.
#590931 : RDFa for debbugs
- This would profit from having bts-track data available as well.
The data in doc-base is already well structured and suitable for semantification. (Bonus points for finding copies of the documents available online).