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Reading RDF file in Java


As you know that The Resource Description Framework is used to represents the information, so the particular RDF Example is written to explain you how to read the RDF files in Java. In the next example you will be learning about writing a RDF file in Java. But first lets see how to read it..? 

To read and show the data of RDF/XML file on command prompt, just follow the given example. It is going to read a RDF/XML file and then its content will be shown on command prompt.

To read RDF/XML file we do have need an object of Model interface. It takes two arguments :

  • first is java.io.Reader class object and
  • second is String class object.

File which is to be read is being get by FileInputStream class constructor. Then read(in,"") method reads all file.

import java.io.*;
import com.hp.hpl.jena.rdf.model.*;
import com.hp.hpl.jena.vocabulary.*;

public class FirstRDFReader extends Object {
      public static void main (String args[]) {
    String inputFile="amit.xml";
      Model model = ModelFactory.createDefaultModel();
       InputStream in =new  FileInputStream(inputFile);
    if (in == null) {      
      System.out.println("File not found");
    model.read(in," ");
     }catch(Exception e){}

Our XML file will look like this.


    xmlns:vcard="http://www.w3.org/2001/vcard-rdf/3.0#" > 
<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://amitKumar">
     <vcard:N rdf:nodeID="A0"/>
     <vcard:FN>Amit Kumar</vcard:FN>
<rdf:Description rdf:nodeID="A0">

To run this example:

  • Create and save FirstRDFReader.java
  • Compile FirstRDFReader.java
  • Execute FirstRDFReader.class file and you will get following output on your command prompt.


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