Prior to version 2.10.0 of Jena, there were 3 styles of reification, “standard”, “minimal” and “convenient”. As of 2.10.0 and later, only what was previously the “standard” style is supported.
By default and as you might expect, Jena models allow reification
quads to be manifested as
ReifiedStatements are visible as statement
Sometimes, this is not desirable. For example, in an application
that reifies large numbers of statements in the same model as those
statements, most of the results from
listStatements() will be
quadlets; this is inefficient and confusing. One choice is to reify
the statements in a different model. Another is to take advantage
of reification styles.
Each model has a reification style, described by constants in
ModelFactory. The default style is called
Standard because it
behaves more closely to the RDF standard. There are two other
reification styles to choose from:
Convenient: reification quadlets are not visible in the results of
listStatements)(). Otherwise everything is normal; quadlets that are added to the model contribute to
Minimal: reification quadlets play no role at all in the construction of
ReifiedStatements, which can only be created by the methods discussed earlier. This style is most similar to that of Jena 1.
ModelFactory.createDefaultModel() takes an optional
Style argument, which defaults to
createMemModelMaker() can take
Style arguments which are applied to every model they create.
To take a model with hidden reification quads and expose them as
statements, the method
produces a new model which does just that.