Sesame is a de-facto standard framework for processing RDF data. This includes parsing, storing, inferencing and querying over such data. It offers an easy-to-use API that can be connected to all leading RDF storage solutions.

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Sesame 2.7.14 released

Sesame 2.7.14 released

November 19, 2014 - Sesame 2.7.14 is a maintenance release, addressing 23 issues.

A major new improvement in Sesame 2.7.14 is a new SPARQL editor in the Sesame Workbench, based on YASQE, which supports a.o. syntax highlighting and namespace autocomplete. Many thanks to Laurens Rietveld (from the Data2Semantics and COMMIT project) for his work on integrating this into the Workbench!

Apart from this, a substantial amount of bugs have been fixed in various areas of the framework, including the SPARQL engine, transaction handling, and parsing.

For a full overview of fixes, see the JIRA Changelog.

New website!

Oct 20, 2014 - as you can see, we've revamped the Sesame website, and have moved to a new and sleek home. The official Sesame project website is now located at We have given things a fresh coat of paint, have included more information on the people and companies behind the Sesame development team, and have hopefully made things easier to find for all people interested in Sesame. Feel free to get in touch (via the community support forum) to let us know what you think!

Sesame 2.7.13 released

Sesame 2.7.13 released

August 13, 2014 - Sesame 2.7.13 is a patch release, addressing 8 issues, including a fix in DESCRIBE query processing, fixes in TriG and Turtle parsing and writing, and a fix for INSERT DATA handling.

For a full overview of fixes, see the JIRA Changelog.

Sesame 2.8.0-beta2 released

Sesame 2.8.0-beta2 released

August 6, 2014 -This is the second beta release for Sesame 2.8, which aims at improved transaction isolation and full support for RDF 1.1. The main new features in this beta release are:

  • Transaction isolation over HTTP via REST protocol
  • Re-integration of the LuceneSail as a core Sesame component
  • Updates of the N-Quads, TriG and N-Triples parsers to the latest W3C specs.

See the OpenRDF JIRA Changelog for a complete listing of all fixed issues.


You can download the latest Sesame or Alibaba distributions via Sourceforge:

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Note that the Sesame documentation is being extensively revised and updated, and some parts may be incomplete.


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