This is a namespace for use with Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) Version 2
This vocabulary was published by the Dataset Exchange Working Group. See the full Data Catalog Vocabulary Version 2 specification for a detailed, human readable version of the vocabulary. Any comments or errata for this page or associated resources should use the process defined in that document.
The namespace URI for DCAT is
The vocabulary is published both in human- and machine-readable forms. A
GET request made to the canonical namespace URI will cause HTTP Content Negotiation to occur, which means that the most appropriate variant will be served according to your request. However, if you explicitly wish to retrieve a particular serialisation, you can also do so using the following URLs:
In addition, the RDF for externally defined terms where DCAT has provided additional documentation or usage notes can be found at dcat-external.ttl and alternatively dcat-external.rdf (XML/RDF) or dcat-external.jsonld (JSON-LD)
The ontology for the 2014 version of DCAT can be seen in Turtle or RDF/XML. Version 2 aims to be backwardly compatible with this earlier version.