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an argument in support of RDF instead of property graphs

Published 2020-12-12T16:12:00.001Z by Physics Derivation Graph

I've wrestled with whether to use Property Graphs to store and query the Physics Derivation Graph. I see potential value, but the licensing of Neo4j keeps me from committing. I'm aware of other implementations, but I don't have confidence about either their stability or durability.

This post makes a convincing argument about both the short-comings of a property-graph-based knowledge graph and the value of an RDF-based storage method. To summarize,

I know OWL (Web Ontology Language) is popular for knowledge representation, and this post was the first to provide a clear breakdown of the difference between property graphs, RDF, and OWL. OWL supports

OWL overview: