TDWG Ontology - Core

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05 December 2013

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

Abstract

The Core Ontology represents extension to the TDWG Base Ontology (maintained by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, TDWG).) describing high level general concepts that may be extended to represent Biology & Biodiversity Informatics domain specific classes and properties. Published by TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards.

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The Core Ontology represents extension to the TDWG Base Ontology (maintained by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, TDWG).) describing high level general concepts that may be extended to represent Biology & Biodiversity Informatics domain specific classes and properties. Published by TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards.

Classes

Class: tdwg-core:Collection

Collection A number of objects collected or gathered together, viewed as a whole, [...] of scientific specimens, objects of interest, works of art, etc.[1] 1. Oxford English Dictionary

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Collection
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Concept

Concept an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Concept
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:ContactInformation

Contact Information A class representing the base for which any contact information should be extended. Contact information should describe some manner in which a person or software agent may contact a person or organisation.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#ContactInformation
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Description

Description A Statement which describes, sets forth or portrays; a graphic or detailed account of a thing.[1] 1. Oxford English Dictionary

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Description
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Gathering

Gathering A record of the event of gathering specimens at a particular location over a specific time period.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Gathering
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Geolocalisation

Core Geolocalisation An object that represents the artifact of a geolocalisation event, where a geolocalisation event is the identification of a specific place from only textual representations of the locality.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Geolocalisation
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Identification

Identification The identification of a specimen to a specific concept.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Identification
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Observation

Observation A record of the observation of some concept at a particular location and time.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Observation
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Organisation

Core Organisation An establishment, organization, or association, instituted for the promotion of some object, esp. one of public or general utility.

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Organisation
Superclass:
tdwg-base:Actor

Class: tdwg-core:Person

Person An individual human being.[1] 1. Oxford English Dictionary

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Person
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseActor

Class: tdwg-core:Place

Place A particular part of space of defined or undefined extent but of definite situation. [1] 1. Oxford English Dictionary

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Place
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:PublicationCitation

Publication Citation A citation or bibliographic citation is a reference to a book, article, web page or other published item, with sufficient details to uniquely identify the item. [1] 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citation

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#PublicationCitation
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Specimen

Specimen An animal, plant, or mineral, a part or portion of some substance or organism, etc., serving as an example of the thing in question for purposes of investigation or scientific study.[1] 1. Oxford English Dictionary

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Specimen
Superclass:
tdwg-base:BaseThing

Class: tdwg-core:Team

Team a group of people (CorePerson) linked in a common purpose[1] 1. en.wikipedia.org

URI:
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/Core#Team
Superclass:
tdwg-base:Actor