Bringing fast triples to Node.js with HDT

added by JavaScript Kicks
9/30/2014 8:19:28 PM


Reading a selection from a large dataset of triples is an important use case for the Semantic Web. But files in textual formats such as Turtle become too slow as soon as they contain a few thousand triples, and triple stores are often too demanding, since they need to support write informations. The HDT (Header Dictionary Triples) binary RDF format offers fast, read-only access to triples in large datasets. Until recently, this power was only available in Java and C++, so I decided it was high time to port it to Node.js as well ;-)