Semantic Triple

Semantic Triple
Semantic Triple

As its name indicates, a triple is a set of three entities that codifies a statement about semantic data in the form of subject-predicate-object expressions.

Semantic Triple Example

An example of a Semantic Triple is “Isaac is 42” or “Isaac knows Dave.”

Semantic Triple Code

This format enables knowledge to be represented in a machine-readable way. For example, every part of an RDF triple can be addressed with unique URIs. The statement “Isaac knows Dave” might be represented as:

The basic Semantic Triple Model

With this precise data, a search engine can better understand the purpose behind the search query and the meaning of words.

The components of a triple, such as the statement “The sky has the color blue”, consist of:

  1. Subject (“the sky”)
  2. Predicate (“has the color”),
  3. and an Object (“blue”)

This is similar to the classical notation of an entity–attribute–value model within the object-oriented design, where this example would be expressed as:

  1. an Entity (sky),
  2. an Attribute (color)
  3. and a Value (blue).


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Published on: 2022-03-28
Updated on: 2023-03-14

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