Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)
SKOS is a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Web.
Many knowledge organization systems, such as thesauri, taxonomies, classification schemes and subject heading systems, share a similar structure, and are used in similar applications. SKOS captures much of this similarity and makes it explicit, to enable data and technology sharing across diverse applications.
The SKOS data model provides a standard, low-cost migration path for porting existing knowledge organization systems to the Semantic Web. SKOS also provides a lightweight, intuitive language for developing and sharing new knowledge organization systems. It may be used on its own, or in combination with formal knowledge representation languages such as the Web Ontology language (OWL).
A number of textbooks have been published on RDF, RDFS, and on Semantic Web in general. Please, refer to a separate page listing some of those, as maintained by the community. That list also includes references to conference proceedings and article collections that might be of general interest.
Welcome to the SKOS community wiki!
Your contributions are most welcome!
- Specifications, Documentation and References
- RDF Vocabularies
- Case Studies
- Find & Share SKOS Data
- SKOS data validation and quality control
- Legacy links to Software Applications and Tools
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Proposals & Issues
- Relevant Organizations
- Mailing List and Contact
- Translations of the SKOS documents and RDF files
Tools that are listed as relevant to SKOS
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- Mulgara Semantic Store (triple store). Directly usable from Java