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Rdf4j 2.5.0 Released

Thu, Mar 7, 2019

We are very pleased to announce the release of Eclipse rdf4j 2.5. This release addresses over 70 issues, and includes several major new features and improvements, including:

  • A host of major improvements to SHACL support, including more streamlined initialization, and a major extension of the range of SHACL features supported;
  • Several improvements to the RDF4J Console, including commands to show and edit namespaces;
  • Replacement of the old RDFS inferencer with a new, faster Schema-caching RDFS inferencer;
  • Several improvements and bug fixes in the SparqlBuilder

For a full overview of all addressed issues, see the release notes.

RDF4J 2.5 is a minor release and as such it is backward compatible with previous releases


Eclipse rdf4j is a powerful Java framework for processing and handling RDF data. This includes creating, parsing, scalable storage, reasoning and querying with RDF and Linked Data. It offers an easy-to-use API that can be connected to all leading RDF database solutions. It allows you to connect with SPARQL endpoints and create applications that leverage the power of linked data and Semantic Web.

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