Quick peek: Apache Marmotta is an Open Platform for Linked Data, a paradigm promoted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for large scale data integration across the Web based the RDF technology stack.
Background: Initiated in 2008 by a group of researchers from Salzburg Research as the EU-funded KiWi project (investigated the idea of "Semantic Wikis" and aimed at combining easily editable Web content with Semantic Web technologies to provide data to both human and machine users), later refocused and renamed as LMF. The project was contributed as "Marmotta" to the Apache Incubator in December of 2012. Apache Marmotta graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in November 2013.
Why Marmotta: Apache Marmotta was created to provide an Open Source implementation of Linked Data technologies in general, and Linked Data Platform in particular. Usually organizations who want to use this technology need to assemble together different pieces of software, with the obvious problems derived, both technical and legal. Apache Marmotta satisfies that need of the industry, supporting almost any use-case with a permissive Open Source license.
- The Marmotta Platform, a JavaEE web application providing the Linked Data server;
- KiWi, a Sesame-based triple store built on top of a relational database, including reasoning and versioning;
- LDPath, a path language to navigate across Linked Data resources;
- LDClient, a client that allows retrieval of remote legacy resources not available as Linked Data; and
- LDCache, a cache system that automatically retrieves resources by internally using LDClient
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