Trinity RDF is an application development platform for Microsoft .NET and Mono. It allows to easily build knowledge graph applications based on the RDF Metadata Standard issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Because Trinity RDF is based on open standard technology your data will be vendor-independent and easily exchangable in many years to come. Compared to many propriety graph databases, it has some considerable advantages:
Standardized Graph Data Model
The World Wide Web Consortium is an independent organization which standardizes internet technology such as HTML, CSS, SVG and many more. RDF technology has been continously developed and supported since 2001 and will be receiving support in the long term future. This means your data will be accessible and exchangable in decades.
SPARQL Query Language
Trinity RDF builds on the standardized SPARQL query language for graph databases. It is by design very similar to SQL and therefore very easy to learn. In contrast to the query languages of many property graph databases such as Neo4J, SPARQL is vendor independent and supported by a variety of database systems.
In RDF, ontologies provide powerful and flexible means for describing data structures such as classes, properties and primitive data types. Because ontologies are also stored in RDF, they are independent of the data they describe and can be updated during application runtime.
When compared to traditional data modelling frameworks such as UML, ontologies allow you to define inheritance relationships not only for classes but also for properties. Thea also offer more advanced features modelling features such as stating the equality of objects and transitivity of properties. Many RDF databases can make use of logical reasoning during application runtime to answer queries about facts which have not been explicitly saved. This is very powerful in data integration and business intelligence scenarios.
The Trinity RDF library and tools are all released under the terms of the MIT license. This means you can use it for all kinds of projects, including commercial ones. The source code, documentation and issue tracking can be found at our Github project page.
Please ask questions at Stackoverflow using the tag 'trinity-rdf'.
Community & Contributing
We'd like to encourage anyone who is interested in using or contributing to Trinity RDF to join our public mailing list for discussing anything related to this project. If you want to contribute source code, please make sure that you have all the rights for publication under a MIT license and create a pull request at our Github project site.