literal(Value)if the object is a literal value. If a value of the form NameSpaceID:LocalName is provided it is expanded to a ground atom using expand_goal/2. This implies you can use this construct in compiled code without paying a performance penalty. Literal values take one of the following forms:
rdf:datatypeTypeID. The Value is either the textual representation or a natural Prolog representation. See the option convert_typed_literal(:Convertor) of the parser. The storage layer provides efficient handling of atoms, integers (64-bit) and floats (native C-doubles). All other data is represented as a Prolog record.
For literal querying purposes, Object can be of the form
literal(+Query, -Value), where Query is one of the terms below.
If the Query takes a literal argument and the value has a
numeric type numerical comparison is performed.
icase(Text). Backward compatibility.
Backtracking never returns duplicate triples. Duplicates can be
retrieved using rdf/4. The predicate rdf/3 raises a type-error
if called with improper arguments. If rdf/3 is called with a
literal(_) as Subject or Predicate object it fails
silently. This allows for graph matching goals like
rdf(O,P2,O2) to proceed without errors.