Default prefixes

By default the configured RDF.default_prefixes/0 are defined before every query. See the section about Managing prefixes for more on that. So, unless you've configured additional default_prefixes or set use_standard_prefixes to false, you'll get these prefixes implicitly and can use them on every query without having to define them all the time.

PREFIX rdf: <>
PREFIX rdfs: <>
PREFIX xsd: <>

You can also provide your own query-specific default prefixes with the default_prefixes option on the SPARQL.query/1 function. Setting this option to nil or an empty map disables the default_prefixes just on a single query.

The prefixes you're using in your query are also used for the RDF.Graph build with CONSTRUCT queries, so it might be useful to also specify additional prefixes in CONSTRUCT queries, which are not directly used in your query but in the nodes of the resulting graph (although you can also add those later programmatically with RDF.Graph.add_prefixes/2).