sparql: a recursive acronym that stands for "sparql protocol and rdf query language"
newer query language designed to support the semantic web, where key words AND data are searchable
sparql is just over three years old, in its official form, having been approved by the w3c on january 15, 2008
works with web ontology language (owl) and the resource description framework (rdf)
can be integrated and used with mysql, and standard protocols are now being implemented