When XQuery and SparQL Collide

Kurt Cagle

Avalon Consulting

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When XQuery and SparQL Collide

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2011
August 2 - 5, 2011


Far from being competing technologies, XQuery and SparQL are potential collaborators in data extraction and manipulation. Since an XML database can also function as a triple store, it’s possible to combine the languages so that each executes what it’s optimized for while avoiding process boundary serialization problems and also generate output like XHTML from queries across a variety of document types.