Concise Bounded Description handling in Virtuoso's SPARQL implementation

A SPARQL DESCRIBE statement provides a simple mechanism for obtaining the description of an entity. Unfortunately, the SPARQL standard (as it currently stands) doesn’t provide clarity about what constitutes the description of an entity.

While the situation above remains, we offer a variety of DESCRIBE MODE pragmas for handling different kinds of Entity Descriptions as per our documentation.

We also have a Symmetric Concise Bounded Description (SCBD mode) which isn’t currently documented. This variant of an Entity Description is a combination of OBJCBD and CBD i.e., the description comprises relations where the entity being described is either the object or subject (rather than one or the other).


Source document:

SPARQL DESCRIBE Query using SCBD pragma

DEFINE sql:describe-mode "SCBD"


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