getLiteral returns null when reading RDF file using jena

I have been reading about OWL ontology and RDF files all these days. I still can't understand this.

Let's say I created a simple ontology using Protege. It has single class called Review with two data properties which are comment and rating.

Now I want to create a separate RDF file written in xml which has some comments. The file I created look like

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<rdf:Description rdf:ID="me">
    <c:review>Display looks amazing!</c:review>
<rdf:Description rdf:ID="me2">
    <c:review>Display is great!</c:review>

Now I want to read this file into jena model, read this reviews and create individuals in my ontology. Creating individual part I already have figured out. But I can't get rating and comment values from these reviews.

The code I have tried is

  Model model = ModelFactory.createOntologyModel();"./rdf/119.rdf", "RDF/XML");
  String queryString = 
                "PREFIX rdf: <>\r\n" +
                "PREFIX ns: <http://review-analyzer.local/ontologies/reviews_2.owl#>"+
                "select *\r\n" + 
                "where {\r\n" + 
                "  ?Comment ns:review ?review .\r\n" + 
                "  ?Comment ns:raitng ?raitng .\r\n" + 
        Query query = QueryFactory.create(queryString);
        QueryExecution qexec = QueryExecutionFactory.create(query, model);
        try {
            ResultSet results = qexec.execSelect();
            List<String> varNames = results.getResultVars();
            while (results.hasNext()) { 

                QuerySolution soln = results.nextSolution();
                Literal name = soln.getLiteral("review");
        } finally {

Following line returns null.

Literal name = soln.getLiteral("review");

What's the problem in this?

1 answer

  • answered 2018-04-17 05:31 Ignazio

    rdf:ID needs to be resolved to an absolute IRI but there is no xmlns:base in your file. Either add one or use rdf:about with absolute IRIs, e.g., "c:me".