TDWG Ontology - Base

RDF/XML version of this vocabulary. Turtle version of this vocabulary.

Author:

Last update:

05 December 2013

Namespace URI:

http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#

Abstract

The Base Ontology contains the highest level classes and attributes within the TDWG ontology (maintained by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, TDWG)) which are typically not domain specific entities. Published by TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards.

All terms at a glance

Overview diagram

The Base Ontology contains the highest level classes and attributes within the TDWG ontology (maintained by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, TDWG)) which are typically not domain specific entities. Published by TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards.

Classes

Class: tdwg-base:Actor

Actor The Base Actor represents any object that may perform an action. These may be people, organisations or software agents. Outside of the global properties that may be defined through Dublin Core or OWL Lite natively, no additional properties have been defined on this class.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#Actor
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-base:BaseThing

Base Thing The BaseThing represents the root object within the TDWG ontology. All classes within the ontology should be a direct or indirect subclass of it. At this time there are no properties that are necessary to define on this object as they are covered by global annotation properties.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#BaseThing
Subclasses:
tdwg-base:Actor, tdwg-base:Space, tdwg-base:Name, tdwg-base:DefinedTerm, tdwg-base:MediaObject

Class: tdwg-base:DefinedTerm

Defined Term

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#DefinedTerm
Properties include:
tdwg-base:definition
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-base:MediaObject

Media Object The Base MediaObject represents a basic level of understanding for a multimedia object and may be extended to add additional properties.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#MediaObject
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-base:Name

Name The Base Name class represents the highest level base class for any representation of a name.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#Name
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-base:Space

Space The Base Space class represents a 2d or 3d geometry for describing a space.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#Space
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Properties

Property: tdwg-base:definition

Definition A definition of a defined term.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Base#definition
Domain:
tdwg-base:DefinedTerm
Range:
xsd:string