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Can somebody explain the difference between Contexts and Named Graphs in Sesame 2? They seem like virtually the same thing to me.

asked 31 Jan '13, 11:31

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Kevin Pauli
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The context of a statement is the Resource identifying the named graph to which that Statement belongs. But yes, they're basically the same thing.


answered 31 Jan '13, 11:33

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Just to make it complicated: strictly speaking, the Sesame context mechanism is a more generic mechanism. Sesame uses the context mechanism to store named graphs, but it's not 100% the same. For example, a named graph can only be named with a URI, whereas a Sesame context can also be assigned a blank node. But you're right, for most intents and purposes they're the same thing.

(31 Jan '13, 16:05) Jeen Broekstra ♦ Jeen%20Broekstra's gravatar image
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