This set of lessons is an introduction to SPARQL, the Semantic Web query language. The lessons begin with a basic SPARQL tutorial for beginners and also include detailed coverage of SPARQL 1.1 query features and a comparison of SPARQL and SQL.
You should be familiar with RDF before beginning this set of lessons. If you haven't already, you should check out the Semantic University RDF tutorials.
- SPARQL 101 — SPARQL is the query language of the Semantic Web.
- SPARQL Nuts & Bolts — builds on SPARQL 101 with an introduction to syntax and query examples.
- SPARQL by Example — an example-driven, in-depth introduction to the SPARQL query language.
- SPARQL vs. SQL - Intro — an in-depth look into how the two major query languages, SPARQL and SQL, compare.