→Resource Development Framework
This is done by reducing all collections into nuggets of information called ''triples''. It is intended for situations where information needs to displayed '''and''' processed by an application. RDF was originally based on identifying things using Web identifiers called URI's (Uniform Resource Identifiers). It can now use URI, literal, or blanks.
Essentially it is a universal format used for data on the Internet allows structured and semi-structured data to be mixed, shared and exported across different applications RDF allows interoperability across applications so you can import things like your bank statement into your accounting software.