[Tdwg-tag] TCS in RDF for use in LSIDs and possiblegeneric mechanism.

Bob Morris ram at cs.umb.edu
Fri Mar 24 15:11:58 CET 2006

is a rather interesting piece about RDF scalability. They claim to load 
300,000 triples/sec from a triple store based on Allegro Common Lisp.

Allegro CL is also at the heart of Ora Lassila's Wilbur toolkit. OINK, a 
way cool new Wilbur application is described at 
http://www.lassila.org/blog/archive/2006/03/oink.html. [Does Wilbur run 
on the free version of Allegro?]. Wilbur loads 2600 triples/sec. Lassila 
is generally regarded with Hendler and Berner's-Lee as one of the 
founders of the Semantic Web.

[Bill Campbell, a colleague of mine and author of UMB-Scheme distributed 
with RedHat Linux, once remarked "XML is just Lisp with pointy 
brackets". The above might support: "RDF is just CLOS with pointy 
brackets". Which, by the way, is positive.]

Does anyone know what triple retrieval claims Oracle is making for its 
triple store support?

There is a good current survey of RDF programming support at 


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