RDF Elements & Relationships

This topic explains each of the icons on the Resource Description Framework (RDF) pages for Resource Definition diagrams.

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RDF Elements:

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Document

The RDF Document package, which holds all the RDF modeling elements.

You can export the contents of this package to produce the Resource Description XML document.

 

Graph

An extended UML Package that represents a set of RDF subject and object triples within the RDF Document.

 

Resource

An extended UML Object that represents a uniquely identifiable general resource.

 

URI Reference Node

An extended UML Object that represents a uniquely identifiable external resource.

 

Blank Node

An extended UML Object that represents a uniquely identifiable internal resource.

 

Class

An extended UML Class representing an RDF Class, which describes an instantiable resource with properties.

 

Property

An extended UML Class, representing an RDF Property definition.

 

Global

An extended UML Class, representing a global RDF Property definition.

 

Datatype

An extended UML Datatype, representing an RDF Datatype definition.

 

Comment

A UML Comment element.

 

 

RDF Relationships:

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Domain

An extended UML Association that specifies the RDF Classes that apply the specified RDF Property.

 

Range

An extended UML Association that specifies the RDF Class with the value type applicable to the specified RDF Property.

 

Property

An extended UML Association that defines a RDF property between two RDF Classes.

 

Global

An extended UML Association that defines a global RDF property between two RDF Classes.

 

Sub Property Of

An extended UML Generalization between two RDF Property elements.

 

Subclass Of

An extended UML Generalization between two RDF Class elements.

 

Is Defined By

An extended UML Dependency between a RDF Resource and another that defines it.

 

Reifies

An extended UML Dependency between a RDF Resource and another that it reifies.

 

See Also

An extended UML Dependency between a RDF Resource and another that contains more information about it.

 

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