SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) is a model for expressing knowledge organization systems in a machine-understandable way, within the framework of the Semantic Web. The SKOS Core Vocabulary is an RDF application. SKOS Core provides a model for expressing the basic structure and content of concept schemes, including thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, terminologies, glossaries, and other types of controlled vocabulary. This article provides some examples for using SKOS and discusses the general principles of building such knowledge bases.

Keywords: Thesauri, Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), Classification schemes, Labels
Author: Mikhalenko, Peter
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc
Date created: 2005-06-22 04:00:00.000
Time required: P15M
Educational audience: student

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