SKOS Vocabulary

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Author:

Last update:

05 December 2013

Namespace URI:

http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#

Abstract

An RDF vocabulary for describing the basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, 'folksonomies', other types of controlled vocabulary, and also concept schemes embedded in glossaries and terminologies.

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An RDF vocabulary for describing the basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, 'folksonomies', other types of controlled vocabulary, and also concept schemes embedded in glossaries and terminologies.

Classes

Class: skos:Collection

CollectionA meaningful collection of concepts.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Collection
Properties include:
skos:member
Subclass:
skos:OrderedCollection
Disjoint with:
skos:Concept, skos:Concept, skos:ConceptScheme

Class: skos:Concept

ConceptAn idea or notion; a unit of thought.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept
Properties include:
skos:topConceptOf, skos:semanticRelation
Used with:
skos:hasTopConcept, skos:semanticRelation
Disjoint with:
skos:ConceptScheme, skos:ConceptScheme, skos:Collection

Class: skos:ConceptScheme

Concept SchemeA set of concepts, optionally including statements about semantic relationships between those concepts.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#ConceptScheme
Properties include:
skos:hasTopConcept
Used with:
skos:inScheme, skos:topConceptOf
Disjoint with:
skos:Concept, skos:Concept, skos:Collection

Class: skos:OrderedCollection

Ordered CollectionAn ordered collection of concepts, where both the grouping and the ordering are meaningful.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#OrderedCollection
Properties include:
skos:memberList
Superclass:
skos:Collection

Properties

Property: skos:altLabel

alternative labelAn alternative lexical label for a resource.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#altLabel
Superproperty:
rdfs:label

Property: skos:broadMatch

has broader matchskos:broadMatch is used to state a hierarchical mapping link between two conceptual resources in different concept schemes.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#broadMatch
Superproperties:
skos:mappingRelation, skos:broader

Property: skos:broader

has broaderRelates a concept to a concept that is more general in meaning.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#broader
Superproperty:
skos:broaderTransitive
Subproperty:
skos:broadMatch

Property: skos:broaderTransitive

has broader transitiveskos:broaderTransitive is a transitive superproperty of skos:broader.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#broaderTransitive
Superproperty:
skos:semanticRelation
Subproperty:
skos:broader

Property: skos:changeNote

change noteA note about a modification to a concept.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#changeNote
Superproperty:
skos:note

Property: skos:closeMatch

has close matchskos:closeMatch is used to link two concepts that are sufficiently similar that they can be used interchangeably in some information retrieval applications. In order to avoid the possibility of "compound errors" when combining mappings across more than two concept schemes, skos:closeMatch is not declared to be a transitive property.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#closeMatch
Superproperty:
skos:mappingRelation
Subproperty:
skos:exactMatch

Property: skos:definition

definitionA statement or formal explanation of the meaning of a concept.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#definition
Superproperty:
skos:note

Property: skos:editorialNote

editorial noteA note for an editor, translator or maintainer of the vocabulary.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#editorialNote
Superproperty:
skos:note

Property: skos:exactMatch

has exact matchskos:exactMatch is used to link two concepts, indicating a high degree of confidence that the concepts can be used interchangeably across a wide range of information retrieval applications. skos:exactMatch is a transitive property, and is a sub-property of skos:closeMatch.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#exactMatch
Superproperty:
skos:closeMatch

Property: skos:example

exampleAn example of the use of a concept.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#example
Superproperty:
skos:note

Property: skos:hasTopConcept

has top conceptRelates, by convention, a concept scheme to a concept which is topmost in the broader/narrower concept hierarchies for that scheme, providing an entry point to these hierarchies.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#hasTopConcept
Domain:
skos:ConceptScheme
Range:
skos:Concept

Property: skos:hiddenLabel

hidden labelA lexical label for a resource that should be hidden when generating visual displays of the resource, but should still be accessible to free text search operations.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#hiddenLabel
Superproperty:
rdfs:label

Property: skos:historyNote

history noteA note about the past state/use/meaning of a concept.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#historyNote
Superproperty:
skos:note

Property: skos:inScheme

is in schemeRelates a resource (for example a concept) to a concept scheme in which it is included.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#inScheme
Range:
skos:ConceptScheme
Subproperty:
skos:topConceptOf

Property: skos:mappingRelation

is in mapping relation withRelates two concepts coming, by convention, from different schemes, and that have comparable meanings

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#mappingRelation
Superproperty:
skos:semanticRelation
Subproperties:
skos:broadMatch, skos:narrowMatch, skos:relatedMatch, skos:closeMatch

Property: skos:member

has memberRelates a collection to one of its members.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#member
Domain:
skos:Collection

Property: skos:memberList

has member listRelates an ordered collection to the RDF list containing its members.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#memberList
Type:
owl:FunctionalProperty
Domain:
skos:OrderedCollection
Range:
rdf:List

Property: skos:narrowMatch

has narrower matchskos:narrowMatch is used to state a hierarchical mapping link between two conceptual resources in different concept schemes.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#narrowMatch
Superproperties:
skos:mappingRelation, skos:narrower

Property: skos:narrower

has narrowerRelates a concept to a concept that is more specific in meaning.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#narrower
Superproperty:
skos:narrowerTransitive
Subproperty:
skos:narrowMatch

Property: skos:narrowerTransitive

has narrower transitiveskos:narrowerTransitive is a transitive superproperty of skos:narrower.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#narrowerTransitive
Superproperty:
skos:semanticRelation
Subproperty:
skos:narrower

Property: skos:notation

notationA notation, also known as classification code, is a string of characters such as "T58.5" or "303.4833" used to uniquely identify a concept within the scope of a given concept scheme.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#notation

Property: skos:note

noteA general note, for any purpose.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#note
Subproperties:
skos:changeNote, skos:definition, skos:editorialNote, skos:example, skos:historyNote, skos:scopeNote

Property: skos:prefLabel

preferred labelThe preferred lexical label for a resource, in a given language.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#prefLabel
Superproperty:
rdfs:label

has relatedRelates a concept to a concept with which there is an associative semantic relationship.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#related
Superproperty:
skos:semanticRelation
Subproperty:
skos:relatedMatch

Property: skos:relatedMatch

has related matchskos:relatedMatch is used to state an associative mapping link between two conceptual resources in different concept schemes.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#relatedMatch
Superproperties:
skos:mappingRelation, skos:related

Property: skos:scopeNote

scope noteA note that helps to clarify the meaning and/or the use of a concept.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#scopeNote
Superproperty:
skos:note

Property: skos:semanticRelation

is in semantic relation withLinks a concept to a concept related by meaning.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#semanticRelation
Domain:
skos:Concept
Range:
skos:Concept
Subproperties:
skos:related, skos:broaderTransitive, skos:narrowerTransitive, skos:mappingRelation

Property: skos:topConceptOf

is top concept in schemeRelates a concept to the concept scheme that it is a top level concept of.

URI:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#topConceptOf
Domain:
skos:Concept
Range:
skos:ConceptScheme
Superproperty:
skos:inScheme